This week’s book trailer of the week is for I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I Hunt Killers is a great book to read this time of year! It is filled with creepy horror and a great mystery that will keep you turning every page. I Hunt Killers centers on Jazz whose father is a notorious serial killer that is locked up in jail. Before Jazz’s dad was found out, he taught Jazz everything he knew about killing. Now a teen, Jazz struggles with his identity, worrying that he will turn out just like his father. So, when the copycat murders of his father’s begin, Jazz is determined to solve the mystery to prevent others from suspecting him. Click here to find I Hunt Killers in the Library!
|Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carriger
Comical and adventure packed! You will fall in love with all of the characters and see yourself through Sophronia’s exciting adventure.
Review submitted by Ariel.
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (the 1st book of the series) is about Greg Heffley dealing with a wimpy life and the cheese touch, but this diary is no “dear diary” this and “dear diary” that, just read to find out.
Review submitted by Michael.
|Marley & Me
by John Gragan
Marley & Me is a great book about the true story of a family and their crazy dog. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to other teens.
Review submitted by Jackie.
|Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
Freak the Mighty is a really good book because it shows all about two different boys who do everything for each other for friendship.
Review submitted by Rosalva.
|The Lost Stories
by John Flanagan
The Lost Stories was cool because it gave you answers to the questions you still might have about the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It was very detailed, especially in one about Tug, Will, and a wolf. It has very interesting facts about all the characters.
Review submitted by Mia.
|The Eye of the World
by Robert Jordan
I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. For one, Jordan gets into immense detail on basically everything in the book. Also, the world Jordan created is extremely huge and filled with multiple races and cultures. The book reminded me a bit of Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings series.
Review submitted by Nick.
|The ABC Murders
by Agatha Christie
Really exciting with a surprise ending! A must read for anyone!
Review submitted by Vanika.
|Only the Good Spy Young
by Ally Carter
Such a great book! I loved it so much! The new character, Zach, was a nice touch and truly added more to the story. The new missions Cammie had and the funny encounters from the people from the first book were great. This was such a great book!
Review submitted by Tania.
by Kenneth Oppel
A stunning and remarkable ending to an enchanting trilogy. My original assumption was that the story was tacky and other unoriginal. As it turned out, the conclusion took me into the unknown of space with great vigilance, though the romantic elements were more than I usually take to.
Review submitted by Marie.
|Streams to River, River to the Sea
by Scott O’Dell
A novel about Sacagawea’s travel with Lewis and Clark on their way to the sea along the Mississippi River, the hardship, the tribes, and the adventures of Sacagawea.
Review submitted by Ghanika.
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Seek the Unknown at the Mount Prospect Public Library during Teen Read Week! Pick up sci-fi books, adventure books, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and dare to read, just for the fun of it! Teen Read Week, a nationally celebrated week, is from October 13-19.
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston. Frozen 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!
So, 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 Allegiant? Click 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.
Be 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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
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.
by Suzanne M. LeFleur
This book is full of excitement and sacrifices. A heartwarming story that will reel in anyone.
Review submitted by Veronika.
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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This week’s book trailer of the week is for Prophecy by Ellen Oh. Prophecy is the first book in the new Dragon King Chronicles, where Oh creates a fantasy medieval world where one girl has the power to save everyone. Kira knows she is a demon slayer, since she has been able to sniff out demons (literally) since birth. However, this ability has made her an outcast and the only friends she finds are in those she is assigned to protect. Click here to find Prophecy in the Library!
Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn? Then join us on Friday, October 4, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library. We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.
|Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson
A very good book. There were many surprises along the way. It is well written and keeps you interested.
Review submitted by Emma.
by Janet Taylor Lisle
I thought that the book Black Duck was an OK book. It is about a boy who finds a buddy on the beach and then a series of events happens leading him into the drug smuggling world.
Review submitted by Sam.
by Lisa McMann
I liked this book because it is full of adventure. I recommend it to anyone who likes adventures in 6th grade and older.
Review submitted by Alexa.
|The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
This book was inspiring and one I could not put down. I recommend this book for a lot of people to show them that they do have it easy. I loved this book.
Review submitted by Emily.
|A Long Way Gone
by Ishmael Beah
This book is about the lost boys in Africa. It is an action packed and violent true story about Ishmael’s journey. I would recommend this to those in grades 6-12.
Review submitted by Sara.
|Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer’s Guide to Life
by Suki Schorer
I found this book very interesting and helpful for being a young ballerina. Do not read if you do not take ballet, it would be very confusing.
Review submitted by Cora.
|I am Number 4
by Pittacus Lore
I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore is a superb science-fiction book. It’s about a boy who is from another planet that was destroyed/taken over. He has powers like super speed and strength. He has to save Earth from Mogadorians.
Review submitted by Abby.
|A Strong Right Arm
by Michelle Y. Green
I loved this book. It showed racism back then and how Peanut Johnson overcame it. I recommend to everybody.
Review submitted by Tony.
|The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is the personal diary of Anne, who grew into adulthood while in hiding from the Nazis in the attic of a work building. It takes you day to day in her life and shows a great example of the Nazi’s oppression against the Jews during WWII.
Review submitted by Merrily.
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Project 17 is a great book about teens coming from all backgrounds and school groups to create a movie about a mental institution that is about to be destroyed. It’s a great, suspense-filled novel that all will enjoy.
Review submitted by Rachel.
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Has Magic: The Gathering cast a spell on you? Join other planeswalkers for this role-playing card game at the Library on the last Friday of each month. On Friday, September 27 we will be hosting our next meeting of Magic: The Gathering Club for teens. It is from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room B. Bring your friends, or just stop by and and see what the game is all about. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied, but teens must provide their own deck to play.