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.

Before She Ignites

A story of independence. A story of the loss of innocence. A story of newfound strength. Which is Before She Ignites?
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The Last Namsara

Where to start? The Last Namsara is a beautiful story that goes through how Asha, the main character, learns about herself.
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Spliced

Spliced, by Jon McGoran is a thrilling science fiction read that captivates readers with its unusual story line and touching message.
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Poison's Kiss

The concept of this book was very interesting from the start. It is inspired by Hindu mythology and culture but it is twisted into a supernatural genre.
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Monster

From the co-author of the Animorphs series comes yet another great fantasy novel involving transformations and fantastic powers.
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Zenn Diagram

When I first picked up this book, I didn’t know what to expect. After all, it was going to be about math, and the mere mention of that subject wasn’t very inviting. However, once I had made it through the first chapter, I realized that the book wasn’t boring. It was far from it.
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Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

The early Twentieth Century, dubbed the “Golden Age of Physics,” was an exciting time for scientists, as some of the greatest minds in history rattled off discovery after discovery.
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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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