September Books for Kids and Teens

Here are the reviews written by our BookWorms for the month of September!

Vivian-The Way to Bea
Title:The Way to Bea
Author: Kat Yeh
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: September 19
The Way to Bea is about a girl named Beatrice whose best friend abandoned her for a new best friend. One day the librarian brings her to the Board Side office in he library. There she meets a girl named Jamie who like Bea, always wears headphones around her neck. She next meets a boy named Briggs who is the student leader of the library. The next day she meets a boy in a striped shirt named Will who she quickly becomes friends with. One day, Will says he wants to walk the third-biggest labyrinth in the country. That labyrinth is in the Legend Tower, close their homes. Most of the story follows this journey.
I like this book because it is a story of friendship and caring about others. This book is good for grades 2-5 and ages 8-11.
Gabi-They Both Die at the End
Title: They Both Die at The End
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Harper Teens
Release Date: September 5
This book is centered around two boys, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio. Throughout the book, you see the characters embark on an adventure during their final day. They met through an app called Last Friend. While Adam Silvera has written other books, More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, you don’t need to read these since all of his books stand on their own.
This 368 page book makes you feel so many emotions. In 24 hours you experience happiness, sadness, life, and death. It’s a powerful exploration of friendship and how people can change and shape you, but only if you want it for yourself. You’ll probably cry, but you’ll also laugh and feel joy and hope and heartbreak. I adore these characters and I can’t wait for the rest of you to meet them. I connected with both of them in separate ways. They are so life like and they are dealing with real world problems and it is almost impossible to not feel anything while reading this book. There are so many parts to this book and even if you don’t want the book to end, you just can’t stop reading it.
This book was a bundle of emotions. It reminds me of Before I Fall and If I Stay because of all of the emotions packed into this small book and the fact that it is surrounded around the death of a character or two. I recommend this book to people around my age, 15, and people who like drama and are alright with character deaths. This was such an amazing book so I would give it a 9 out of 10.
Title: Release
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: September 19
In the span of one insane, terrible day, Adam Thorn finds him life changing. From his highly religious family, conflicting sexuality, struggling with work, and his maybe sort of feelings for his ex, Adam doesn’t know where to turn. At least he has his best friend Angela and new boyfriend Linus to try to keep him rooted.
However through this crazy day old unpleasant memories are up-rooted, and new ones come crashing down around him. Can he find himself, and let go of the pain before it’s too late? Or will the hidden spirits a world away come, as all the way across town a ghost rises up from the old lake house, and crush Adam’s reality more?
This more realistic book from Patrick Ness was amazing. I loved the fantasy thrown into the story that seemed not to fit at first, but slowly came together with the story, blending seamlessly.
I would gladly recommend it and rate it for ages 13 and up.


Title: Click’d
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: September 5

Click’ed is a realistic fiction story about a girl named Allie. Allie is a coder and she created an app called click’ed. Her app helps people find other people who have the same interests. Little does Allie know, her app may cause drama with some of the people who matter most to her. But she might also begin some unexpected friendships. This book is full of feelings such as excitement, worry, jealousy, and so many more. I would recommend this book to 3rd through 6th graders and anyone who loves realistic fiction.