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Running Dream The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Running Dream is an amazing book. One reason I like this book is because I can relate to the main character, Jessica. Jessica loves to run and so do I. Another reason I love this book is because there is always an interesting climax going on. It is not one of those books that you have to break into. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.
Review submitted by Jenna.
Troy High Troy High
by Shana Norris
A book about two friends who go to rivaling schools. They work together to try to save their friendship while being loyal to their school.
Review submitted by Karina.
Marked Marked
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Although it is a book about vampires, it was very enjoyable to read and almost seemed realistic. This book begins with Zoey’s unusual marking as a vampire and continues through her change from a fledgling to a full adult vampire.
Review submitted by Sonia.
January Conspiracy 365: January
by Gabrielle Lord
This is the first of twelve books in the Conspiracy 365 series. It’s an action packed story of a 15-year-old fugitive accused of attempted murder. A family heritage causes all this chaos along the way.
Review submitted by Emma.
Ugly Truth The Ugly Truth
by Jeff Kinney
I enjoyed The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney very much. My favorite part was when the senior citizens came to the Valentine’s Day dance and ruined it. I liked how the story was very suspenseful.
Review submitted by Irene.
Mad About Super Heroes Mad About Super Heroes
Edited by Nick Meglin & John Ficarra
This book was really fun and made fun of Batman a lot. The small strips were the best or the classic art with the super heroes added.
Review submitted by Kathleen.
lastolymppian The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordian
I think this book was really great because it was full of action and suspense. This book kept me wanting to read more… one of my favorites!
Review submitted by Grace.
Emblaze Emblaze
by Jessica Shirvington
Violet is an angel and she is in love with an exile Phoenix and another angel Lincoln. Phoenix betrayed her and she can’t be with Lincoln. Phoenix is trying to get the scriptures from her and is threatening her family and friends to get it.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
Belle Epoque Belle Epoque
by Elizabeth Ross
Just as a foil is placed under a jewel to make it shine, a Repoussoir is a companion to a beautiful girl just to make her stand out more. In France, Maude desperately needs a job to survive, so she becomes a Repoussoir. She is a “hideous” girl who is hired by an aristocratic family to accompany their daughter for her season. But is the feeling of rejection and ignorance worth the thousands of dollars and glamor?
Review submitted by Nida.
Enemy The Enemy
by Charlie Higson
All the zombies (grown ups) have been diseased 16 years ago and their offsprings were not harmed. So now only kids rule the world and it’s up to the kids to survive and not get eaten by the zombies.
Review submitted by Atit.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on September 17, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Unbreakable by Kami GarciUnbreakable doesn’t hit bookshelves until October, but this trailer was so good that we had to post it now.  Kami Garcia is one of the authors that wrote the Beautiful Creatures series.  Unbreakable is Garcia’s first book in a new series that centers on ghost hunters.  Check out the trailer and then click here to place a hold on Unbreakable at the Library

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 23, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

Reviews by You!

IdTellYouILoveYou I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
This was a really nice book. I love that Cammie is a spy and that there is a whole school for spies. It’s a great book that makes you want to read it over and over.
Review submitted by Tania.
night of the purple moon Night of the Purple Moon
by Scott Cramer
This book was really nice to read. It was so interesting that I finished it in one day!
Review submitted by Jill.
oogy Oogy
by Larry Levin
Oogy is a book about a dog disfigured but so passionately loved by just one family. The bond between the dog and humans show just how hard you can love something/someone.
Review submitted by Kate.
Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Kids are stranded on an island and must survive. They have chosen a chief but many people disagree and drift off to make another team. Also a “beast” exists. Find out about it by reading it.
Review submitted by Atit.
Girl who threw butterflies The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Mick Cochrane
I liked this book because I can really relate to books that are realistic fiction. It’s as if I know the person and understand what they’re going through.
Review submitted by Allison.
New Moon New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
Bella has learned about the vampire world, but it all is gone when Edward leaves her. She is depressed until that world comes back. Her best friend is a werewolf and some old enemies come out looking for a bite.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
Parvanas Journey Parvana’s Journey
by Deborah Ellis
In this book, Parvana goes on a journey to find her family. On this journey, Parvana comes across many struggles, but manages to keep moving on.
Review submitted by Janae.
Crushed Crushed
by Sara Shepard
This is the newest edition to the Pretty Little Liars series. Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are back with thrilling adventures from “A” at their senior prom. Relationships will be tested and trust will play a big role throughout the book.
Review submitted by Kendall.
CatchingFire Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
This book was better than the first one, and the first one was one of my favorite books of all time. It was very exciting and has a huge surprise in it. It is a 10 out of 10.
Review submitted by Ravi.
Code The Code
by Mawi Adgedom
In my opinion, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to everybody because this book talks about life. That is why I think everyone should read it at least once.
Review submitted by Angelica.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 21, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Reviews by You!

trash Trash
by Andy Mulligan
I have many opinions about Trash. Trash is a very sad and creative story. A boy and his friend find a bag that the police need to investigate and they won’t give it up.
Review submitted by Elizabeth.
Maze of Bones The Maze of Bones (39 Clues)
by Rick Riordan
I thought this book was a great opener for the 39 Clues series. It really grabbed my attention and made me want to read Book two. It was action-packed, and full of lots of adventure.
Review submitted by Ravi.
Cardturner The Cardturner
by Louis Sachar
I thought it was a very good book. I liked the amount of detail the author used. I didn’t like how the chapters were so short and only focused on one topic.
Review submitted by Anthony.
Just add magic Just Add Magic
by Cindy Callaghan
When Kelly Quinn and her two BFF’s discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out an attic, the girls decide to try a few of the mysterious recipes that are inside.
Review submitted by Neela.
Marked Marked
by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
I think Marked was a very interesting book that added something new and different to the world of vampires. It was a very interesting book about friendship and doing the right thing. The main character is very relatable; I know I related.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Third Wheel The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
by Jeff Kinney
The Third Wheel is about Greg Heffley’s early life and about him and Rowley trying to get a date to the school dance. But can he find a date or will he be left out, playing video games on the big night?
Review submitted by Michael.
Among the barons Among the Barons
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
There are so many twists and turns you don’t want to put the book down!
Review submitted by Amin.
Shards and Ashes Shards & Ashes
edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
This book is a good book. It was very interesting. I like the theme of the book. Each author has a different story and that’s what I like about the style of the book.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Boys Without Names Boys without Names
by Kashmira Seth
This book was fun to read because it took place in India. I love to read books that take place in a setting that I know about.
Review submitted by Jill.
Hobbit The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit is a book about Bilbo Baggins leaving his normal life to go on an adventure to get gold back from Smaug, the evil dragon.
Review submitted by Cici.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 8, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Multicultural, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.  This book is the perfect beach read!  It takes place in the quiet beach side town of Colby, N.C.  Emaline has grown up in Colby, and for the last four years she has been dating Luke.  Now it is the summer before Emaline is off to college and she has to navigate some drama when she starts falling for the new boy in town, Theo, and when some unexpected family drama occurs.  Click here to find The Moon and More in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 21, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Book Trailer of the Week– Towering by Alex Flinn

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Towering by Alex FlinnTowering is Alex Flinn’s retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale.  In this retelling, Wyatt has moved to remote town where his mother grew up.  While there, he hears lovely singing coming from the forest.  It turns out it is Rachel, a beautiful girl who is locked in an old decaying tower.  Rachel has been locked in this tower most of her life.  Together Wyatt and Rachel try to uncover the mysteries of the small town.  Click here to find Towering in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 7, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance

Book Trailer of the Week–Pulse by Patrick Carman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pulse by Patrick Carman.  Set in a dystopian future, Pulse centers on Faith who has the the power of the Pulse and does not know it.  Dylan also has the Pulse, and has been watching over Faith trying to find a way to connect with Faith and tell her about her powers.  As events unfold, and Faith learns about the Pulse, evil forces are at work to try and destroy those with powere and take over the world.    Click here to find Pulse in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 9, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Beta by Rachel Cohn

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Beta by Rachel Cohn.  In this latest sci-fi novel, from the popular author Rachel Cohn, Elysia is one of the newest clone companions and one of the first teen clones.  Elysia is only supposed to simulate human emotions and characteristics, however, she begins to experience different emotions and even has memories from the human girl she was cloned from.  Worried about being marked a defective, Elysia must keep all this a secret or she could lose everything.  Click here to find Beta in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 25, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.  Echo cannot remember the night that has left her scarred, but she wants to.  Now in counseling, Echo is asked to to tutor one of her classmates, a guy with a bad reputation of using girls and being a stoner.  Desperate to find answers about what happened to her that forgotten night, Echo teams up with Noah to try and get access to their closed files in the school counselor’s office.  Echo knows she needs to be careful around Noah, but as they get closer and closer, she cannot deny the strong feelings she has for him.  Click here to find Pushing the Limits in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 28, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Book Trailer of the Week– Interrupted by Rachel Coker

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Interrupted by Rachel CokerInterrupted is a historical romance set during World War II.  After Allie’s mother passes away she has to move from Tennessee to Maine when she is adopted by Miss Beatrice.  Allie is depressed, not only because she lost her mother, but because Miss Beatrice is a prim and proper woman who Allie cannot accept as her new family.  When Sam, a boy Allie knew growing up in Tennessee, reenters her life she does not know how to feel or even how she can ever try to love again.  Click here to find Interrupted in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 5, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance