Two Teen Reviews: All Fall Down and Lost Girls

Posted on October 19, 2018 - 9:57am

 

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

 

Grace Blakely is a troubled kid and has a lot of mental issues. Her mother “got killed” in a fire, but Grace believes she was actually murdered. As a result, Grace doesn’t trust anyone but herself, but sometimes she doesn’t even trust that: “Her past has come back to hunt her… and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt.” 

I really liked All Fall Down because it is Grace telling the story, so sometimes you don’t know if she is telling the truth or not, so it messes with you. The only thing I don’t like is some of the book is just people asking Grace if she is okay, or Grace running away, but other than that it’s really good. 

I like the cover because it’s a picture, not a drawing. All Fall Down is fiction and part of a series called Embassy Row. The Marion Public Library has both regular books and audiobooks.

--Miranda, 7th Grade 

  

Lost Girls by Ann Kelley

 

“Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn't be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand. But when a strong current sweeps Bonnie and her friends past their appointed campsite, depositing them instead on what the boatman calls a "forbidden island," they're just happy to have reached dry land… Three torturous days pass, but the boatman doesn't return, and what once seemed like a vacation in paradise becomes a battle against the elements.” 

What starts as a nice group of girls later turns into a major wreck. Lost Girls was so good, I was eager to read more of it! It described the characters and their personalities very well. This book has a lot of foul language, so would only recommend it to people that are high school-age or older. Check out the book from the Marion Public Library. 

--Anonymous, 9th Grade