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Join us for the Allegiant Book Release Party this Sunday!!!

allegiantDo you love to learn like the Erudite? Or do you see yourself more in the risk-taking Dauntless? As part of the Library’s Book Crossing program, we’re celebrating the release of Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. This Sunday October 27, come dressed as your favorite character or your interpretation of one of the five factions. There will be activities and trivia, and prizes will be awarded, including copies of Allegiant. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
For teens in grades 6 – 12.
Click here to register in advance!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 24, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Events, Fiction

Reviews by You!

Prodigy Prodigy
by Marie Lu
I really like Lu’s idea of what the USA could be like in the future. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this for people who like action and futuristic stuff.
Review submitted by Tim.
Tale Dark and Grimm A Tale Dark and Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
This book was easy, yet really fun to read. It was easy to read because it was divided into small stories instead of a big one. This book is really great for people who like fantasy and adventure together!!!
Review submitted by Jill.
MissPeregrine Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
After witnessing his grandfather’s death, Jacob travels to a remote Welsh island hoping to find answers. As Jacob searches for answers, he meets a peculiar group of friends and finds the peculiar within him.
Review submitted by Emma.
finally Finally
by Wendy Mass
Rory has finally turned 12! She has made a long list of things she wants to do. One problem – everything keeps going wrong! I found this book exciting to read.
Review submitted by Caitlyn.
DeadEndNorvelt2 Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos
This book was very good because it has a good moral. The moral is that you have to learn from your mistakes so you don’t repeat your mistakes. 4.5/5 stars.
Review submitted by Jonny.
Whatever Happened Janie Whatever Happened to Janie
by Caroline B. Cooney
I really enjoyed this book. I think it had a great plot and it makes me want to read more of the series. I think it is very intriguing and it kept me very interested. Overall this book was great, and I would recommend this to other readers.
Review submitted by Katie.
perfect you Perfect You
by Elizabeth Scott
I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It was very interesting. The book was all about Kate, a girl in high school, who has to deal with trouble in school, with friends, and her family. The worst thing is her dad sells vitamins and humiliates her.
Review submitted by Victoria.
Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
I recently finished Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. I LOVED IT! The ending is very thrilling. The Greek mythology concept made the book even more interesting. I LOVED this book!
Review submitted by Claire.
HP and the Half Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling
I thought that this book was very good. The ending was very surprising and I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed this book from the series.
Review submitted by Nicole.
Wild Roses Wild Roses
by Deb Caletti
When Cassie’s parents divorce her mother quickly remarries the crazy violinist Dino Cavalli, but she and her father are the only people who see his craziness. Will Cassie keep his secret, or spill it?
Review submitted by Paige.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 23, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Guys Reads, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael JohnstonFrozen is the first book in a new post-apocalyptic dystopian series by best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and her husband, Michael Johnston.  It is set in a future America where a natural disaster has created a new Ice Age.  Main character, Nat, is a blackjack dealer in New Vegas, where corruption and illegal activity rule.  Nat is one of the Marked, which means she has some kind of special power, but being Marked is not normal. Nat knows there is a place where life can be better for her, and she knows it is called Blue.  To get there Nat hires Wes and his group of misfits to help her find it, but with the possibility that Blue doesn’t really exist and traitors in the group, Nat and Wes’ journey is a difficult one. Click here to find Frozen in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 11, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Join us for a Divergent Book Discussion on Monday!

allegiantSo, there has been a lot of buzz about Veronica Roth’s final book in the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant.  It hits book shelves at the end of the month and everyone is being very tight lipped about what happens to Tris and Four, despite an accidental early shipping of the novel to some very lucky people.  Just today, Amazon announced that Allegiant is outselling The Hunger Games in its first month of preorders.  It seems that we may be seeing the next blockbuster series, and one has to wonder if the story will really end with AllegiantClick here for a really great interview on Vulture.com with Veronica Roth, where she talks about the series ender and what has changed in her life since publishing Divergent three years ago.

 

 

DivergentBe sure to also join us at the Library for a discussion of Divergent, the first book in the trilogy, on Monday, October 14, from 3 – 4 p.m.   You will have a chance to talk to other teens about the book and get new ideas and perspectives. It’s also a great way to celebrate Teen Read Week (10/13-10/19) and the Library’s Book Crossing program, since Divergent is the 2013 American Book Crossing title. Click here to register in advance for the discussion.

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 10, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Events, Trending

Reviews by You!

Saving Juliet Saving Juliet
by Suzanne Selfors
This book was amazing! It was so action-packed. I had some serious trouble trying to put it down. I would recommend this book to just about anyone, especially Shakespeare lovers, and anyone who loves action, romance, or is just looking for a great book.
Review submitted by Ivanka.
Lit Report The Lit Report
by Sarah N. Harvey
When Ruth discovers that she is pregnant, she and her best friend Julia come up with a plan to keep a big secret from their very religious families.
Review submitted by Paige.
Maze Runner The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
I was reading this book for school. It is a great page-turner and very quick read! I actually wanted to turn the page! Now that’s what I call a good mystery and fantasy book. 5 stars!
Review submitted by Dev.
Scorch Trials The Scorch Trails
by James Dasher
After completing the Maze the Gladers thought the tests were over, but little did they know the worst was yet to come. In the sequel to The Maze Runner, the Gladers are sent to the Scorch Trials where they must reach the safe haven in two weeks time in order to be cured of the disease, the Flare.
Review submitted by Emma.
Crunch Crunch
by Leslie Connor
I think this book was really good. It was funny and had some realistic elements, but also some fictional parts. It was about these kids who were home alone due to a gas shortage in the country.
Review submitted by Sarah.
Schwa The Schwa Was Here
by Neal Shusterman
It was a good book with lots of adventure and mystery. A boy named Anthony meets a boy named Calvin Schwa who secretly inside is depressed because his mother left him when he was three.
Review submitted by Anthony.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
This is a great book. It’s about a girl and boy that get sent to kill each other and they also love each other. See who wins the games at the end…
Review submitted by Olivia.
Cinder Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
This book is about Cinderella, but Cinder is a robot and this story is based on Cinderella. I like this book because it has good parts in it.
Review submitted by Jessica.
Love Aubrey Love, Aubrey
by Suzanne M. LeFleur
This book is full of excitement and sacrifices. A heartwarming story that will reel in anyone.
Review submitted by Veronika.
Crossed Crossed
by Ally Condie
You won’t be able to put this amazing sequel to Matched down after you just read one page. Cassia and Ky’s love-twisting story is so romantic and has suspense on every page. This phenomenal page-turner will have you reading for hours!
Review submitted by Vicky.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 8, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction

Reviews by You!

Delirium Delirium
by Lauren Oliver
The USA has been full of lies. Lies that love is a terrible disease that can lead to death. Wilds and Invalids from outside the borders will kill. Later on in the story, one group of kids makes it across to the Wilds.
Review submitted by Sofia.
Tenth Circle The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult
Trixie lives in a small twon in New Hampshire, but when she gets date raped by the hockey star of her school, most people don’t believe hr story, especially when big holes are found in it. So is Trixie telling the truth or lying to get back at her ex?
Review submitted by Paige.
Found Found
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Found is this really great book that involves time travel and is kind of complicated with a spectacular cliff hanger of an ending. I think there is a whole seris so read them all!
Review submitted by Lia.
Lions of Little Rock The Lions of Little Rock
by Kristine Levine
The Lions of Little Rock was a great book. Many of the plots happened unexpectedly, making you want to keep reading. This is a book I would recommend to people who like historical fiction and realistic fiction.
Review submitted by Jenna.
Al Capone Shine Shoes Al Capone Shines My Shoes
by Gennifer Choldenko
I really enjoyed the book Al Capone Shines My Shoes. It had a lot of action and suspense in the right places. It was also cool to see Alcatraz from the view of Moose who is my age. The ending had some twists I loved and I think you would enjoy, including a stolen baby.
Review submitted by Mia.
Speak Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Very good book.  It is interesting about how the point is getting to explain what happened.
Review submitted by Emma.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It’s about 12 districts tht fight to the death for a final winner. Katniss gets inolved in a love triangle with Peeta and Gale.
Review submitted by Becca.
Breaking Through Breaking Through
by Fransisco Jimenez
It is about a boy who is an immigrant and comes to America. He has many struggles but finds his way.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Pharohs secret The Pharaoh’s Secret
by Marissa Moss
Talibah and Adom accompany her father to Egypt. Someone has tried to erase King Hatchesput from history. Adom and Talibah go through an adventure to stop this person from taking King Hatchesput from history.
Review submitted by Sofia.
Behemoth Behemoth
by Scott Westerfeld
I think you should read this book and the book before this one because this book is action packed and suspenceful at every turn. I can’t wait to read the next book and hope you pick up this one.
Review submitted by Cameron.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 28, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You

Divergent Movie Teaser Trailer Premiere!

The first movie teaser trailer premiered at the VMA’s on Sunday!  Check it out:

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 27, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies

Reviews by You!

Incarceron Incarceron
by Catherine Fisher
Finn lives in a prison made of metal and wants to escape. Finding a key, it leads him to a girl, Claudia. She has another key. She believes Finn to be the lost prince Giles and is the rightful leader.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
small steps Small Steps
by Louis Sachar
Small Steps is a sequel to Holes and it tells the entire story of Ziz, Zag, Magnet, X-Ray, Armpit, and Squid and what happens once they live their own real lives.
Review submitted by Michael.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games was basically about a girl named Katniss fighting for her country. She volunteered to fight. Along the way, she fell in love.
Review submitted by Chelsea.
Public Enemies Superman, Batman: Public Enemies
by Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Dave Stewart, and Richard Starkings
Great comic book/graphic novel that has amazing illustrations! Also, a very good story that compares Superman and Batman. They have different lives! 5/5 stars!
Review submitted by Dev.
Ugly Truth The Ugly Truth
by Jeff Kinney
This is a very funny book. It tells the life of a boy in middle school. It shows his life in a very funny manner that will make you want to keep reading.
Review submitted by Rithia.
Divergent Divergent
by Veronica Roth
Very, very good book! The main characters’ challenges and hardships were very detailed and it seems like you’re taking her place. Over all the book was awesome and I can’t wait until the third book comes out in October!
Review submitted by Tania
Scurvy Goonda Scurvy Goonda
by Chris McCoy
This book is about a pirate Scurvy and he is ruining Ted Merrit’s life.
Review submitted by Joshua.
Mississippi Trial, 1955 Mississippi Trial, 1955
by Chris Crowe
Hiram was so excited to be spending the summer of 1955 with his grandfather in Mississippi until the body of Emmett Till was discovered. Hiram’s views of Mississippi, his grandfather, and his father all change as he searches for answers of what happened to Emmett.
Review submitted by Emma.
Atlantis Complex The Atlantis Complex
by Eoin Colfer
The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer describers the adventure of a genius kid trying to save the world with the help of a few friends.
Review submitted by Lia.
Bloom Bloom
by Elizabeth Scott
Bloom is an intense story of how to not be scared of being yourself, that life is not perfect and does not have to be. Lauren will discover that as she learns to let go and open up to the world.
Review submitted by Diana.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 14, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Graphic Novel, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You

Book Trailer of the Week–Catching Fire movie trailer

This week’s book trailer of the week is a little different than normal.  Check out the latest trailer for the Catching Fire movie!  It premiered at Comic Con last weekend.  Unfortunately, the movie won’t be out until November 22.  Can you wait that long!? (I can’t!)  Click here to find Catching Fire in the Library, in case you want to reread it before the movie’s premiere!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction

Reviews by You!

 

Running Dream The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
I loved this book! It is a cross between emotional and exciting. I’d recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction stories. It is a book you will not want to put down!
Review submitted by Brianna.
DiaryWimpyKid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
I really liked the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because it is talking about a boy who is just about to start middle school. Greg had a bad day on his 1st day of school. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.
Review submitted by Vrund.
Lawn Boy Lawn Boy
by Gary Paulsen
A boy (the book does not tell the boy’s name) gets a lawn mower from his grandma and finds a boy named Arnold to be his stock person, so he has a big lawn mowing business. But will the business be too big for his family? Find out in Lawn Boy!
Review submitted by Michael.
Spellbinder Spellbinder
by Helen Stringer
Five stars! Wonderful theme! Amusing, entertaining. Those two words describe this book perfectly!
Review submitted by David.
Darth Vader Darth Vader and Son
by Jeffrey Brown
This is a great book! It is amazing and very humorous. The characters are Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (as a young boy). If you love Star Wars, you’ll definitely love this quick-read. 5/5 stars!
Review submitted by Dev.
Angel Experiment The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson
6/5 stars! This series is amazing! If you love sci-fi, you should read this.
Review submitted by Morgan.
Tale Dark and Grimm A Tale Dark & Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
This was a book that is seamlessly good, what can go wrong with Hansel and Gretal? A lot. This book is bloody and gruesome, not for the faint of heart, but it is a great read on a stormy day.
Review submitted by Kelsey.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It was a really great book with a main goal to survive the Hunger Games. An easy, fun to read book with little details that brighten up your day. Very adventurous but has a bit of romance in it as well.
Review submitted by Tania.
Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent was an exciting sequel to Divergent. The story always left you wanting more. Four and Tris struggled together, while still finding a way to show passion.
Review submitted by Kate.
Hobbit The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit is about Bilbo, a hobbit living in the shire. Bilbo goes on a long journey to help another hobbit take back his throne. Bilbo faces deadly challenges and finds a ring that can turn him invisible. The Hobbit is a book that I think most teens will love.
Review submitted by MacKenzie.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 23, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Graphic Novel, Horror, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction