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Vaishnavi S.


Vaishnavi S.

Teen Board Member

Mooresville, North Carolina
Hello, everyone! My name is Vaishnavi and I am 16 years old. I hail from the small town of Mooresville, but don't let my origins cloud your perception! I have explored the whole world three times over without ever leaving my house! How is that possible, you ask? Books, my dear! I love the way books can allow you to experience sensations that you couldn't experience regularly, the way books allow you to travel to magical places without leaving your bed and the way books never run out of battery life!
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabelle Allende
2. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
3. A SEPARATE PEACE by John Knowles
4. A BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
5. THE LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

Vaishnavi S.

Reviews by Vaishnavi S.

by Lindsey Rosin - Dating, Family, Fiction, Sex, Young Adult 13+
To be honest, the sex pact wasn’t always part of the plan. Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive,To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too. Layla’s got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months. Alex has already done it. Or so she says. Emma doesn’t know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she’ll give it a shot. And Zoe, well, Zoe can’t even say the o word without bursting into giggles.
by Julie Cross and Mark Perini - Dating, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Finley is used to being the glue that holds everyone together but that isn't landing her the high paying modeling jobs, which are what Finley needs if she is going to reopen her mother's dance studio. Enter Eddie. He's intense, driven and he completely charms Finley. The last thing she wants is another commitment, but when she's with Eddie, their chemistry takes over and she can let go of her responsibilities and just be. Except Eddie is hiding a secret. And when it surfaces, he and Finley are going to have to choose between their love for each other and everything else...

by Helen Douglas - Family Life, Fantasy, Science, Science Fiction, Social Issues
Hunted down by a ruthless “cleaner” from the future, star-crossed lovers Eden and Ryan have been forced to travel a hundred years forward to 2123. Ryan has broken fundamental laws of time for them to be together, and now they face his trial and permanent imprisonment...and a life without each other. Eden knows that she must save Ryan, but he's under tight security. All Eden wants is Ryan, but is it possible to be together when it seems the whole universe is against them? Fans of Claudia Gray, Amie Kaufman, and Meagan Spooner will be swept away by this epic cross-century romance in which love bends the laws of time and reason.
by Darcy Woods - Family, Music, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.

by Stephanie Perkins - Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

by Jacqueline West - Mental Health, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Jaye wakes up in the hospital, disoriented, and beset by a slippery morphing of reality into something else. She repeatedly sees a boy who she feels like she knows --- but that's impossible. Determined to get back to school and back to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in which she's starring, she lies to her sister, her mom, and her doctors --- she’s fine, she says. But then on her first day back, she takes a seat in class . . . next to the mysterious boy.

by Jeff Strand - Children's, Humor, Performing Arts, Young Adult 12+

After producing three horror movies that went mostly ignored on YouTube, Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it's time they create something noteworthy, something epic ---  the Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They may not have money or a script, but they have passion. And, after a rash text message, they also have the beautiful Alicia Howtz --- Justin's crush --- as the lead. With only one month to complete their movie, a script that can't possibly get worse, and the hopes and dreams of Alicia on the line, Justin is feeling the pressure and must face the sad, sad truth. He may actually be producing The Worst Zombie Movie Ever...

by Chandler Baker - Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hits someone with her car. And kills him. But, all is not lost --- Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life...Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.
by Sarah J. Schmitt - Fantasy, Paranormal

Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. 

by Carolyn Mackler - Women's Fiction, Youth Fiction

Zoe feels like she will live forever in her famous mother’s shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it’s all falling apart around her. Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole --- a novel about how we can all affect one another’s lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways.