EBPL's First Look

EBPL's First Look program is a community service project by East Brunswick teens.

Teens get an exclusive look at young adult books before they are released for publication.  The books reviewed here have been read by teens and reviewed for the library.  

Check out these reviews to find your next favorite book!

For more information on how you can participate in the First Look program, please check out our Teen Volunteering page here.

Prisoner of Ice and Snow

This book is about a girl, Valor, who is trying to save her sister.
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Girl Mans Up

This book is about Pen, a queer girl who struggles with her gender identity.
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Words on Bathroom Walls

This book is about a boy named Adam, who has schizophrenia, and he is horrified and relieved to know what it is.
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Vassa In The Night

Revamped fairytale with a twist, take 9684: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter.
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Carve the Mark

Besides the somewhat dull introduction, Veronica Roth exceeded my expectations and presented a truly interesting story.
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The Eye of the North

The Eye of the North is a great fantasy book that involves mythology, magic, kidnapping, and death, but doesn’t come off with a dark tone.
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27 Hours

27 Hours is an epic science fiction book that deserves a good look at.
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Orphan Train Girl

This book is about a foster girl named Molly Ayer and how she made an unexpected bond with an elderly woman named Vivian.
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Doreen Cronin's Cyclone is a fascinating story about how one fight spirals into a big mess, landing Nora's cousin in the hospital with a stroke.
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Hunter by Mercedes Lackey is a post-apocalyptic story told many centuries after the world of today was shattered by the Diseray, gateways from the Otherside opened, and monsters broke loose.
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