This week’s book trailer is for Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block. Click here to find Pink Smog in the Library and you can also click here to find the novel that is a prequel to: Weetzie Bat!
by Richelle Mead
Look-a-like: Angelina Jolie
by Lauren DeStefano
Look-a-like: Mandy Moore
The Name of the Starby Maureen Johnson
Look-a-like: Ashton Kutcher
Click here to visit the original blog post by YA Highway, and you can click on the titles above to find them in the Library! Also, you can browse the Teen fiction shelves in the Teen Zone to see if you can find your own celebrity look-a-like covers!
Join us tomorrow, March 23 at 4 p.m. for a book discussion of The Hunger Games!
The movie hits the theater on Friday, and we are going to celebrate by revisiting the book, The Hunger Games. Come discuss your thoughts on this first title in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. What kind of people would dream up this type of entertainment? What do you think is the cruelest part of the Hunger Games? Could this ultimately be the direction reality TV is headed? What do you think? Enjoy some snacks while you discuss these ideas and more.
For teens in grades 6 – 12. Click here to register for the program!
by Sophie Jordan
You don’t find many supernatural fiction reads that have dragons as the main character. Usually, you find dragons in fantasy novels where they are the evil creatures that terrorize the lands. However, in Sophie Jordan’s Firelight, she gives us a novel where dragons are shapeshifters who are being hunted to extinction. For Jacinda, being a dragon is her natural form but she can shapeshift to a human form. This is how her species has been able to survive to modern day. Jacinda longs to be free and fly during the day, but her Pride has forbidden it. One day, Jacinda breaks the rules and goes out flying only to be discovered by dragon hunters. When Jacinda almost reveals her Pride to the hunters, she and her family are forced to leave the Pride because Jacinda’s mother fears for her daughter’s safety from retaliation for Jacinda’s carelessness.
What follows is the story of Jacinda and her family struggling to survive in the mortal world and stay safe. They fear their Pride and the life they may force Jacinda to lead, and they also fear being found out by the hunters. Jacinda complicates matters when she begins a forbidden romance with Will, the son of a dragon hunter that is being groomed to be a hunter himself.
Firelight is a great read! It is packed with action and adventure, as well as a good romance story between Jacinda and Will. Pick this book up if you want a different spin on the typical supernatural story or if you want to read a book where dragons are the good guys! Also, check out the book trailer for Firelight:
Douglas Adams would have been 60 today. In honor of his birthday, pick up his hilarious sci-fi novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This novel, the first in a series, is a laugh out loud funny account of what happens when the earth is destroyed and earthling Arthur Dent just happens to hitchhike onto to an alien spacecraft right at the end of the world, with his good friend and also alien Ford Prefect. What follows is the account of Arthur’s journey as he travels the galaxy encountering a crazy cast of characters as well as another earthling, Tricia McMillan, who he also happened to meet at a party and asked out, before the end of the earth. Click here to find The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at the Library.
If you have already read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, did you also know that there was this awesomely well-done movie adaptation of the book?
Also, if you just so happen to be a super fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (like me) try out this super awesome Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure game, found on douglasadams.com. Click here to find the game, it’s a role playing game taking cues from the book and you have to try to stay alive, despite the end of the world and hitchhiking your way through the galaxy, just like Arthur Dent.
I just read Of all the Stupid Things and I really liked it. It tells the story of three girls in High School who each have their own set of problems and how they over come them. I think that it would be a great read for anyone my age.
review submitted by Julie
by Stephen Emond
Evan and Lucy have always been good friends, creating imaginary worlds in their heads, putting them to paper and going on their own adventures. Evan’s life has stayed relatively the same he works hard gets, straight A’s, and spends lots of quality time with his family, but Lucy’s has been tumultuous. After her parents divorced she moved to Georgia, where she had to deal with her mother’s critical and often cruel boyfriends, make new friends and try to deal with all the pain in her life. Lucy returns back to her dad and Evan over winter break and she’s definitely not what Evan remembered. Instead of being her quirky somewhat plain Jane self, she now has black hair, piercings and a scowl. Evan doesn’t know if his old friend is even exists anymore and he doesn’t know how to react to this new version of Lucy. Can Evan see past the outside and take the time to figure out what’s going on inside Lucy? Can two friends who keep changing stay friends? With his engaging storytelling and insightful illustration Stephen Emond helps the reader find the answers is his latest book Winter Town.