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Flor H.


Flor H.

Teen Board Member

Los Angeles, California

Like most teenagers, my favorite things to do are sleep and eat. I love to write up whatever comes to mind. I think most of my time is spent brainstorming, actually. Brainstorming for what, you may ask? Well, nothing in particular. I LOVE to read. Throw a book at me and I'll throw it back --- just as soon as I read it. Unlike most teens (but probably like other bookworms) I'd rather curl up with a book than anything else. That's it.

P.S. My hair isn't as awesome as my Avatar's.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
2. LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
3. HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
4. LEGEND by Marie Lu
5. THE ONE by Kiera Cass

Flor H.

Reviews by Flor H.

by Kim Zarins - Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Retelling, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Jeff boards the bus for the Civics class trip to Washington, DC, dreading the trip entirely. But Mr. Bailey has an idea to keep everyone in line: each person on the bus is going to have the chance to tell a story. Each person gets a story, and whoever tells the best one will get an automatic A in the class. But in the middle of all the storytelling, with secrets and confessions coming out, Jeff only has one thing on his mind: can he live up to the super successful story published in the school newspaper that convinced everyone that he was someone smart, someone special and someone with something to say?

by Serena Valentino - Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

For anyone who’s seen Walt Disney’s Snow White, you’ll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it’s not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter’s heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. Now, for the first time, we’ll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here’s a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage --- and he just might have something to do with the Queen’s wicked ways!

by Alexandra Sirowy - Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends and the bond the four of them share and she’s terrified of their friendship falling apart when they go off to college. To bind them together, she decides to create something that will belong only to them. And so they dream up the Order of IV, a secret society devoted to mischief that rights wrongs and pays back debts. At first, it works like a charm, but when the Order of IV’s escapades get recognition beyond their wildest expectations, other people start wanting in. And soon, what started as a game of friendship is spiraling into something dangerous and beyond their control.

by Danielle Rollins - Thriller

Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There's a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth...

by Riley Redgate - Dating, Family Life, Fiction, Music, Performing Arts

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped...revered...all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

by Stacey Lee - Dystopian, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking --- all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

by Carl Deuker - Fiction, Friendship, Sports, Young Adult 12+

With good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. He also avoids provoking the star quarterback, Hunter Gates, well known for his bullying tactics. Hunter struggles on the field, causing him to act even more like the bully he is, lashing out at not only Brock but also Brock’s friend, the quiet Richie Fang. Brock wants to stand up for Fang, but he is younger and smaller. But when the bullying goes too far, will Brock be able to face his fears and prove to himself that he is brave enough?