Our Reviewers

Nicki, 15:
I love sewing, reading, drawing, taking care of my pets, and hanging out with my friends.

Some of my favorite books:

everything by John Green, The Beginning of Everything, Eleanor & Park, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Rachel, 16:

I am a gymnast, on my school debate team, and also participate in a Model United Nations Program. Some of my hobbies are reading (of course!), dancing, and doing art.

Some of my favorite books:

Harry Potter series, The Fault In Our Stars (and all other John Green books), Ender's Game, I Am Number Four, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Juliette, 17:

I am an avid reader and spend a lot of my free time writing, as well. I play tennis and I belong to my school's basketball team and drama club. I play piano and dance jazz. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and traveling with my family.

Some of my favorite books:

Throne of Glass, The Fault In Our Stars, Between Shades of Grey, Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Cinder, Scarlet, Okay for Now, The False Prince, Maximum Ride

Nick, 16:
I like to read and play basketball.

Some of my favorite books:

Percy Jackson series, Hunger Games series, Harry Potter series, Ender's Game

Mariko, 18:
In addition to reading, I love serving as the captain of my school's varsity water polo team and playing both club and varsity softball. I also enjoy musical theatre and community advocacy work.

Some of my favorite books: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, A School Story, Hidden Figures, My Beloved World, Slaughterhouse 5, Anna Karenina, Close To Famous, The Fault In Our Stars, A Wrinkle in Time, Diabolic, Scythe, the Artemis Fowl series, the Harry Potter series, and the Throne of Glass series.

Becca, 15:
While reading is a great passion of mine, it is not my sole interest, for I also enjoy playing the flute, exploring the real estate market, and running cross country. Not only that, but I also fancy myself an actor, and have been in several short films along with a few tv spots. I'm currently starting my school's Novel Writing Club, as well.

Some of my favorite books: The GiverHarry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, The Infernal Devices trilogy, Percy Jackson series, Kane Chronicles series, The Outsiders, Beastly.

Maddie, 14:
Some activities that I enjoy include reading (of course), writing, drawing, and singing. I am a part of my school’s musical theater program, and I take an after school art class. I also take dance classes in tap and hip hop.

Some of my favorite books: The Outsiders, The Book Thief, Fangirl, Carry On, the Lunar Chronicles series, Jane Eyre, Speak, The Impossible Knife of Memory.

Layla, 16:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and playing soccer and the clarinet.

Some of my favorite books: The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Eleanor and Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson.

Camille, 16:
I started reading in 6th grade when I first discovered Percy Jackson, and I haven't stopped since. I enjoy a wide variety of general such as classics, sci-fi, manga, fiction, and the occasional mystery. But I also have other passions outside of reading, like playing the piano and cello (in an orchestra), and fostering little kittens until they are old enough for adoption.

You can also find more of my book reviews at: http://thebookenigma.weebly.com/

Zev, 16:
In addition to reading, I enjoy 3D Printing, building Lego, robotics, playing with my dog, and 3D designing.

Some of my favorite books: I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies series), Speaker for the Dead, Pathfinder, the Percy Jackson series and The Martian.

Anna, 14:
I participate in my school's debate team, Model UN chapter, orchestra, and choir, in addition to writing for my school newspaper and acting outside of school. In my free time, I can be found swimming, baking, or spending time with my friends and family.

Some of my favorite books: Speak, Picture Me Gone, I'll Give You The Sun, The Book Thief, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Giver, The Martian, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Purple Hibiscus, the Harry Potter series and the Red Rising trilogy.

Marguerite, 16:
My name is Marguerite, I am in 10th grade, and I am French. I have lived in L.A for only three years. Reading is my main obsession and I would like to do literary studies in France.

Some of my favorite books: Antigone (Jean Anouilh), Les Justes or The Just Assassins (Albert Camus), Les Chaises or The Chairs (Eugène Ionesco), L’Amant or The Lover (Marguerite Duras), Enfance or Childhood (Nathalie Sarraute), A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen), L’Entrave or The Shackle (Colette), and Du Coté de Chez Swann or Swann's Way (Marcel Proust).  

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