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Ashley L.


Ashley L.

Teen Board Member

Ashley L.

Santa Clara, CA

Favorite Genres: Realistic Fiction/Romance/Fantasy/Dystopian

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
3. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
5. THIS LULLABY by Sarah Dessen

Interests: Reading, drawing, dleeping and hiking.

I've had a lifelong love affair with books. They were my first babysitters: my mother would give me a book to occupy myself with while she did housework. When my parents became too busy to read me bedtime stories, I learned to read on my own. Books helped me to learn English and gave me the skills to succeed in reading and writing. As part of the Teen Board, I look forward to talking to other teens about books and reading, especially in sharing my thoughts on various books.

Ashley L.

Reviews by Ashley L.

by Robin LaFevers - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped.

by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Samantha D’Angelo's summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam’s boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her cute fellow “intern scum," Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up?

by Kasie West - Young Adult 13+

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. Enter Xander Spence --- he's tall, handsome, and oozing rich. But just when Xander's loyalty and attentiveness are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn't a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized.

by Soman Chainani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed: Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

by Catherine Fisher - Young Adult 12+

The obsidian mirror can send you to the past, but it will not bring you back. Its power is great and terrible. Men have been lost in it, the dead brought back to life through it and the future annihilated by it. Or this is what will happen unless the mirror is destroyed. Three people seek the mirror but only one can succeed.

by Josin L. McQuein - Young Adult 13+

The Arclight is the last refuge in a post-apocalyptic world consumed by terrifying monsters called the Fade. No one crosses the wall of light that keeps the last human survivors safe, or so they thought, until Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of who she is, stumbles out of the Dark. When a Fade infiltrates the compound and recognizes Marina, she begins to unlock secrets of a forgotten past.

by Miranda Kenneally - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

This summer Kate's a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor, too. He's the first guy she ever kissed, and he's gone from geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt...with her. Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn't that easy...