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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

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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

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Titans Curse The Titan’s Curse
by Rick Riordan
An amazing book. The Titan’s Curse is emotional with sadness, surprise, and sacrifice. A few hunters die. Bianca, for just a gift for her little brother, and Zoe, to fight with her friends against her father even though she knows she will die.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Legend3 Legend
by Marie Lu
Legend was a captivating story about love, trust, and deception. This book left me wanting more, and I recommend it for anyone! It was amazing!
Review submitted by Kate.
Swindle Swindle
by Gordon Korman
It’s a really good book. It’s about the Babe Ruth baseball card. This guy named Griffin finds the card and sells it for $120.00 and realizes it’s real and tries to steal it back without getting caught.
Review submitted by Devraj.
Day of the Djinn Warrior The Day of the Djinn Warriors
by P.B. Kerr
This book was fun to read because it was funny, and I was able to understand what was going on.
Review submitted by Jill.
Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent is an amazing book filled with tons of action and romance. I strongly recommend this book.
Review submitted by Julia.
Serpent_Shadow The Serpent’s Shadow
by Rick Riordan
This book is a great fictional story about Egyptian mythology. It is a great adventure book and it is written perfectly by Rick Riordan.
Review submitted by Rithin.
Tales-Dork Diaries Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
by Rachel Renee Russell
I loved this book! After I started reading it, I couldn’t stop! It was a very suspenseful book. My favorite part is when Nikki goes to her kid sister’s fake salon.
Review submitted by Cora.
Out of the Dust Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust is a sad, yet heart warming story of Billie Jo, a 15 year old girl. She and her family are trying survive the depression and the Dust Bowl years.
Review submitted by Cici.
Cabin Fever Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
Cabin Fever is about Greg Heffley having a wimpy life and gets stuck in his house in a huge blizzard and it actually turns out that Manny, his little brother, turned off the circuit breaker for every room except his.
Review submitted by Michael.
Hoop Hotshot Hoop Hotshot
by Jake Maddox
The book is about a boy who got cut from his middle school team and what he does to improve. A+ book!
Review submitted by Benjamin.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 25, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Historical Fiction, Reviews By You

Book Trailer of the Week–The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauDeadline just announced that Paramount has acquired the rights to turn The Testing into a movie.  The book hit shelves at the beginning of June and has been garnering a lot of attention.  It centers on Cia who is hoping that she will be chosen for the Testing, a series of mental and physical exams that push students to their limits.  For Cia, however, it is her chance to attend University and to a better life.  Even though Cia has spent years preparing for the Testing, she doesn’t know how brutal the test can be.  An unlikely alliance with Tomas, a fellow student, gives her an advantage.  However, her father warned her not to trust anyone…  Click here to find The Testing in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

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Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent was the sequel of Divergent. I thought that it was very good! I couldn’t put it down! I would recommend the series to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games.
Review submitted by Nicole.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It was an extraordinary novel for teens. I believe that this is one of my favorite books since it has everything I desire in a book such as action, romance, and suspense.
Review submitted by Oleg.
Gone Gone
by Michael Grant
5 out of 5 stars! It was fun to think about what I would do if everyone over 15 disappeared! I would want a special power.
Review submitted by Morgan.
Divergent Divergent
by Veronica Roth
Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old girl nervous about her aptitude test. She will be put into one of five groups: Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. Which one will she fall in?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Throne of Fire The Throne of Fire
by Rick Riordan
Sadie and Carter go through many obstacles in the second book of the Kane Chronicles series, as well as in the first one. Read all books of Rick Riordan!
Review submitted by Paula.
Unwind Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
Three kids are sent to be unwound. Connor, a trouble maker, is sent by his parents. Rissa, an orphan, is sent because of money, and Lev is sent because of his religion. They escape their fate, but they can’t hide, only run.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
hugoCabret The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
It is about an orphan named Hugo. He wants to finish building a robot that his father found. When it is finished, it tells him things that change his life.
Review submitted by Michaela.
DiaryWimpyKid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
The book is about a boy who is in the middle school. He tells you how to live in the middle school when you get there and what to do.
Review submitted by Lucian.
Silence Silence
by Becca Fitzpatrick
I like this book because it was great for the third book in the series with amazing plot twists and relatable characters. I would rate it a 10/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
WalkTwoMoons Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
A girl named Sal moves to Euclid from Bybanks because Sal’s mother went away to Idaho. Sal met a girl named Phoebe and became best friends. Sal’s grandparents and her go and find Sal’s mother died. Then they go back home.
Review submitted by Megan.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 12, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Taken by Erin Bowman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Taken by Erin Bowman.  Gray has survived the Heist.  He is 18 and he did not mysteriously disappear on the eve of his eighteenth birthday.  Wanting to undercover the reason as to why he did not disappear, Gray finds out the truth about his birth.  This truth leads him wanting to know more about the Heist and so he escapes the confines of his world by going over the Wall.  Accompanied by the daughter of the town medic, Gray encounters many truths that turn his world upside down, as well as lots of action and adventure.  Click here to find Taken in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 1, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

This Week’s Book Trailer of the Week– Reboot by Amy Tintera

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Reboot by Amy Tintera.  Wren has died.  She was dead for 178 minutes before she came back to life.  The longer someone is dead, the better the hunter they become because they are stronger and return devoid of emotion.  Wren knows that she is one of the few who are considered emotionless because she was dead for so long.  As a result, she is one of the strongest hunters and she trains the new reboots.   Callum was only dead for 22 minutes.  His human-ness if off putting to Wren, but for some reason she is drawn to him.  When Wren learns that Callum and other reboots may be in danger from experimental procedures, she uses her unique abilities to fight back against the government who made her.  Click here to find Reboot in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 18, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–When We Wake by Karen Healey

This week’s book trailer of the week is for When We Wake by Karen Healey.  Tegan has woken up from a cryogenic freeze 100 years after she was shot by a sniper at a protest.  In this future dystopian world, Tegan has to figure out why she has awoken and to navigate the new ways of life in this world.  As this fast-paced mystery unfolds, the truth comes out as to why the government woke Tegan up and what they have planned for her.  Click here to find When We Wake in the Library!

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

Check out the first Catching Fire trailer!

The first Catching Fire trailer premiered at the MTV Movie Awards.  Check it out!!!

I can’t believe we have to wait until November 22!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 15, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies