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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld-Tween-Teen

Rating: 3/5 Stars About the Book: In a not so distant future society, Tally is awaiting her 16th birthday, but not for the reasons you may think. On your 16th birthday, you recieve an operation to turn you from ugly to pretty. The operation to turn pretty has made everyone equals and violence and destruction have gone down. But not everyone thinks the pretty operation is such a wonderful thing. Tally meets Shay, another soon to be pretty, who wants to forgo the pretty operation and run away to the Smoke, a secret community of people who don't believe in the operation. When Shay runs away without Tally, Tally finds herself being recruited by the fabled Specials. They want Tally to work for them and find Shay, the Smoke and help bring it all down. Sounds good to Tally, until she makes it there and realizes she just might agree with what they stand for-no more pretties. GreenBeanTeenQueen Says : This book has everything-action, adventure, secrets, mystery, and even a little romanc

Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee-Tween-Teen

Rating: 5/5 Stars About the Book : Rosemary Goode is smart, funny, and sassy, but no one seems to notice. All anyone sees is her weight - all 200 pounds of it. She doesn’t fit in at school, she finds herself getting made fun of by the popular Bluebirds, and the only boyfriend she’ll ever have is Mr. Hershey, or Mr. M&M. At the start of a new year, Rosemary finds herself disappointed. Santa just brought her an unwanted treadmill for Christmas and her Aunt Mary gave her tickets to a "Healing the Fat Girl Within" Conference. On top of that, Rosemary’s mother has sneakily set up counseling sessions for weight loss. After a meltdown at her mother’s gossipy salon, Rosemary decides she is going to lose the weight - on her terms. Rosemary tries various methods to lose weight, but it’s a slow process. When Rosemary’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, the distance between them grows even more and Rosemary tries to keep from turning back to food. Things start to look up when Kyle C

Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel-Teen

Rating: 4/5 Stars About the Book: Colby Cavendish is in for a cruel summer. Her parents are involved in a bitter angry divorce and have shippped Colby off to a super small boring island in Greece to spend summer with her crazy aunt Tally. The timing couldn't be worse-Colby just recently managed to break into the "in-crowd" and become friends with the popular Amanda and finally hook up with her long-time crush, the hottie Levi. Colby is convinced this summer is going to be the worst ever until she opens herself up to the possibility of having a good time and meets a very cute local named Yannis. One thing is for sure, this summer will be one to remember. GreenBeanTeenQueenSays: I am a HUGE fan of anything written by Alyson Noel, so I was super excited when an advanced copy of this book (actually signed by the author herself!) found it's way into my hands. I wasn't able to read it right away, because work got in the way, so this week I finally was able to sit d