Skip to main content

Katie N.


Katie N.

Katie N.

Ventura, CA


Favorite Books:

  1. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
  2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
  3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  4. THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion 
  5. MATCHED by Allie Condie

I am so thrilled to be on Teen Board this term! Reading is my passion; ever since I was little, I would make my parents read me picture books. Now that I have grown, not only in age but in literary appreciation, I read full novels in about a week. When I read, the novels come to life. I see the characters and settings in front of me. I am living in the book, and it makes me love reading that much more. I am so excited to be able to share this love for reading with all of you! 

Katie N.

Reviews by Katie N.

by Patty Blount - Fiction, Romance


Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole. When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

by Jenny Ruden - Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad whose infomercial promises that all she has to do is forgive her deadbeat dad, her scandalous sister, and the teenage magician next door and (unrequited) love of her life. But when the diet fails and her camp nemesis delivers the ultimate blow, Bee bids sayonara to Camp-not-Utopian-at-all to begin what she believes will be her “real” summer adventure, only to learn that running away isn’t as easy—or as healing—as it seems.  

by Shonna Slayton - Historical Fiction

Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dress is even tougher.

Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dress, life gets complicated.

Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.

by Julie Murphy - Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.