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Maggie L.


Maggie L.

Teen Board Member

Hamilton, Ohio

Hey! I'm Maggie, a 17-year-old from Ohio. My passions include (but are not limited to!) dance, art, fashion, music, writing, spending time with my friends (and my dog!) and, of course, reading! I've always loved to get lost in a good book ever since I was little. I used to read any book that came my way but murder mysteries and crime novels have slowly become my favorites. Also, TATTOO ATLAS by Tim Floreen owns my whole heart and I could literally read it an innumerable amount of times and fall in love with it again each time. I love having Teenreads in my life because I know I'll always have something good to read and to recommend to others who also love to read!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. TATTOO ATLAS by Tim Floreen
2. HERE LIES DANIEL TATE by Cristin Terrill
3. SKINNY by Ibi Kaslik
4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Maggie L.

Reviews by Maggie L.

by Kevin Brooks - Fiction, Mental Health, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

From the moment of his birth, Elliot’s life has been governed by fear of almost everything, holding him prisoner in his room. The beast is kept at bay with a daily regimen of pills. But on Christmas Eve, a mix-up at the pharmacy threatens to unleash the beast full force and his mother must venture out in a raging snowstorm to a store that should be only minutes away. Hours later, when she still hasn’t returned, Elliot sees no choice but to push through his terror, leave the house and hunt for her. What happens if the last of his medication wears off and the beast starts scratching at the doors of his mind? 

by Marci Lyn Curtis - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Just when Grace getting used to being an orphan, her uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he'd spoken to her even once since her father died. Or if moving in with him didn't mean returning to New Harbor. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now it just reminds her of all she's lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her life. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find --- and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most?

by Cristin Terrill - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of 10, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. Except that boy isn’t Daniel Tate. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth, he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

by Danielle Rollins - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Tucked away, deep in the woods, Brunesfield Correctional Facility's cold walls and empty hallways keep dangerous girls away from the world --- girls like Angela Davis, whose fate was determined by one bad decision. After a few years in juvie, Angela is finally close to her release, but everything changes the day a new warden with dark plans takes over. Angela knows evil when she sees it, and as strange disappearances and frightening incidents happen more and more frequently, it becomes clear that Brunesfield could be the end of them. Angela and her friends must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves from very place keeping them locked away?

by Kimberly McCreight - Fiction, Friendship, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples’ emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous. It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?

by Allan Wolf - Family, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he’s murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative --- including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer --- and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?
by Kim Liggett - Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 14+

On the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society ― a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship --- won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends.

by Justine Larbalestier - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath --- clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one his sister trusts. Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and very good at hiding what she is and the manipulation she’s capable of.

by Tim Floreen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

A year ago, Rem watched his classmate Franklin commit a horrific crime. Now, apart from the nightmares, life has gone back to normal. Until Rem’s mother selects Franklin as a test subject for an brain procedure intended to “cure” him of his violent impulses. Suddenly Rem’s memories of that day start coming back. Then, as part of Franklin’s follow-up, he and Rem are brought face to face, and despite everything, Rem finds himself becoming friends with Franklin. But when another of their classmates turns up dead, Rem’s world turns upside-down yet again. Franklin insists that he’s innocent, but Rem doesn’t know what to believe. Is someone else responsible for this new murder, or is Franklin fated to stay a monster forever?

by Stephanie Kuehn - Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+
17 year-old Arman Dukoff can't remember life without anxiety and chronic illness when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. Beau, the retreat leader, is complicated. But more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel more than worthless. But the program is a blur of jargon, bizarre rituals and incomprehensible encounters with a beautiful girl.  But Beau thinks Arman has a bright future ---though he never says at what. And then, in an instant Arman can't believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense.