This week’s book trailer is for the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking. Hocking’s trilogy (Switched, Torn, and Ascend) first began when the author, Amanda Hocking, self published her work on Amazon. Her trilogy became hugely popular and now it is being reissued by St. Martin’s. Click here to find the first book in the Trylle trilogy, Switched, at the Library.
At first look at the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, you can’t help but being drawn in to reading the book. I’ve seen the cover a ton of times, but it wasn’t until I picked it up to read it that I realized that the the creepy cover photo of the young girl actually shows her levitating! When you flip through the book you see more creepy photos, like these:
All of which are real vintage photos that the author collected to tell his story. The story ofMiss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Childrencenters on sixteen year old Jacob. At the beginning of the novel he finds his grandfather dead. Jacob was close to his grandfather; he grew up with his grandfather’s fantastic stories of the orphanage where he grew up as an orphan of the war. The orphanage was a place for children with special abilities like invisibility, super strength, and the ability to defy gravity. The trauma of finding his grandfather dead causes Jacob to have vivid nightmares and for his parents to question his mental state. Jacob desperately wants to know the truth about his grandfather, especially his childhood. He suggests a trip to Wales with his father to the small island where Jacob’s grandfather grew up living at the orphanage. It is on this island that Jacob discovers the truth about his grandfather and much more.
Not only do do we post reviews by you, but we also enthusiastically accept any art that you create and we will post it to the Teen Blog. Whether it’s drawings, photography, or even instructions for creating a cool craft or a recipe (click here for an example of a craft Haley previously submitted). You can turn in your work to the Fiction/AV/Teen desk on the second floor. Once you turn in the work, though, we cannot guarantee it’s return. Please make a copy of your work, if necessary, and turn in the copy to us. Also, we can not guarantee all work will be posted. Check out our most recent submission below:
Drawings by Shivani:
By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 21, 2011 Categories: Art, Crafts
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob’s (a.k.a. Mad Cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Micah freely admits that she’s a compulsive liar. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and her parents. But when her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not.
Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater–who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.
By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on Categories: Fiction