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Archive for October, 2011

An Interview With Ally Condie, Author of Matched

Have you read Matched? Are you waiting for it’s sequel Crossed to come out next month? Well, to tide you over click here to read a recent interview with Ally Condie– you’ll learn some inside information about Crossed and some interesting info on Ally herself!


By MPPL on October 9, 2011 Categories: Dystopian, Interview

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Shift book cover

You and your best friend head West on a cross-country bike trek. You get into a fight and stop riding together. Your end point was Seattle.  You reach it and go home and start college.  You assumed your former best friend did, too, except you find out he didn’t…

This is the situation Chris finds himself in when he’s confronted by an FBI agent during his first week at college.  His best friend Win (short for Winston) never came back home from their bike trip and that makes Chris the last person to have seen or talked to him.  Instead of just being Win’s best friend, Chris finds that the FBI agent and Win’s family are starting to think Chris had something to do with the disappearance.  You’ll find out exactly what did play out as the story moves back and forth from the present circumstances to the cross country bike trek– Chris’s mind begins to shift and things begin to click into place with what really happened to Win.

By MPPL on Categories: Realistic Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–Entwined by Heather Dixon

This week’s book trailer is for Entwined by Heather Dixon.  Click here to find Entwined at the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 7, 2011 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction

Listen to this– Rahul's playlist for Notes from the Midnight Driver

Notesfrommidnightdriver Checkout Rahul’s playlist for the character of Sol, from Jordan Sonnenblick’s Notes from the Midnight Driver by clicking on the pop-out player below.  Rahul also wrote a great review of the book: 

Notes from the Midnight Driver is about Alex.  Alex has gotten arrested for drunk driving and now has to go to a retirement home and help a man named Sol Lewis.  This book is a great read for any age.

Click here to find the book Notes from a Midnight Driver in the Library and find out why Rahul selected these songs for the character of Sol for his playlist.  And here’s his playlist for Sol:

 Standalone player

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 5, 2011 Categories: Fiction, Music, Realistic Fiction

Horrifyingly Good Reads and Movies

October is a great month for celebrating all things horror, with Halloween at the end of the month.  Obviously one of the best ways to celebrate is by watching a classic horror film, or by reading a horrifically good book.  You can find a ton of these at the Library.  Check out the lists below to find some good horror movies or horror reads:

MC900436397  PG-13 and Under Horror Movies
MC900436397  Rated R Horror with Teen Appeal
MC900436397  Horrifyingly Good Reads

Also check out the Teen Zone to find horrifyingly good reads on display.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 4, 2011 Categories: Fiction

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass “I see dead people…” (Do you guys even know what movie that’s from or am I really that old?) Emerson Cole sees dead people- at least she’s always assumed they’re ghosts.  Seeing ghosts has definitely kept Emerson’s life interesting. She started seeing them right before her parents tragically died 4 years ago, and since seeing ghosts isn’t exactly “normal”, Em ended up being committed and pumped so full of drugs she was zombie-like. 

After her stint in the hospital, Em went to a boarding school awhile, but her hallucinations made that experienced short lived.  Now she finds herself living back in Tennessee with her brother, Thomas and his wife. All Em has wanted is to live a “normal” life without any ghosts popping up freaking her out. Her brother Thomas may have finally found someone who can help, Michael Weaver from the Hourglass organization.   Turns out Michael actually might help Em because unlike all the other quacks her brother has dragged her, Michael sees things too- and it’s doesn’t hurt that he’s not bad on the eyes either. 

Michael and The Hourglass organization, who’s founder was killed several months ago, bring Emerson into a secretive world with possibilities she never imagined. Her visions may be much more than seeing ghosts, and together she and Michael may ignite powers Em can’t even imagine.   Hourglass is a very unique, fast paced story. You’ll want to get to the bottom of things and find what the real deal is with Michael and the other members of the Hourglass organization.  The twists of this story will keep you guessing and you might just stay up all night reading (I did)– it’s that good.

By MPPL on October 3, 2011 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction