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Teen books are being adapted to the big screen like crazy!

Check out all the most recent news about teen books that are being made into movies:

!Unwind book coverUnwind, a compelling and issue heavy novel by Neal Shusterman, has been optioned by Constantin Films to be adapted into a movie, according to the “Hollywood Crush” blog on MTV.comUnwind is a dystopian, sci-fi novel set in a future where teens can be unwound, or be taken apart and have their organs harvested, if they don’t fit into society’s norms.




Over a year ago, Universal announced that it was going to make Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone into a movie.  Last month, the studio announced that they were going to push forward and now have a producer for the movie, according to Deadline.comDaughter of Smoke and Bone is a fantasy novel that centers on Karou, a seemingly normal teen except that she was raised by a family of Chimaera.  With questions about how she came to be a human raised by demons, Karou gets swept up in a world where a dangerous war is being waged between angels and demons.



If you are a huge fan of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy, then you should be happy with the news that writer Daniel Water’s has finished the script for the movie!   (according to Hollywood Crush)  I am definitely looking forward to seeing who is cast in the movie, as I am a huge fan of the book series.  The first book in the series, Vampire Academy, introduces us to Rose and Lissa.  Lissa is a vampire of royal blood and Rose is the dhampir (part human, part vampire) who is bonded to protect her.  Together they attend St. Vladimir’s Academy, where they have recently returned after running away, and where they will both be trained for life outside the school’s walls.



Monument 14 book coverAccording to Deadline.com, Monument 14 will be adapted to the big screen.  The rights have recently been acquired and there is a writer and director already attached to the project.  Monument 14 is an amazing novel about what it would be like to be trapped with fourteen other kids and teens inside a Walmart-like store at the end of the world.  It is action packed and there is a thrilling suspense with every turn of the page.  Click here to check out my earlier review of the book.



There is a Facebook page up for the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures.  If you like it, you’ll get updates about the production and be able to see the newest trailers as soon as they come online.  Like this one:

I cannot wait for this movie!  If you have not read Beautiful Creatures yet, click here to find it in the LibraryI highly recommend it!

I have also decided to jump on the band wagon and get excited about the first Mortal Instruments movie.  It happened after I just recently watched the movie trailer:

Click here to find the first book in The Mortal Instruments series, The City of Bones, if you’re like me and want to read the book right now after watching that trailer!

Best Teen Books of the Year

Happy New Year 2012!

Image by Flickr user Creativity103

It has already started!  Amazon’s blog, Omnivoracious, has been the first site that I have seen to post its picks for the best teen books of 2012.  Click here to read the original post.  Check out the list below, and click on the title to find the book in the Library to judge for yourself if it is truly one of the best books written for teens in 2012.

Best Teen Books of the Year, according to Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog:

  1.     The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green
  2.     Every Day by David Levithan
  3.     Son by Lois Lowry
  4.     Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  5.     Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6.     The Diviners by Libba Bray
  7.     Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
  8.     Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  9.     Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  10.     Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I by R. L. LaFevers
  11.     Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  12.     The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  13.     Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  14.     The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
  15.     Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
  16.     The Kill Order by James Dashner
  17.     Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  18.     Reached by Ally Condie
  19.     Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  20.     For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Mortal Instruments Movie Coming August 2013

In exactly one year from today, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be hitting the big screen.

Are you already a fan?  Then check out the official website where you can see who has been cast:


You can also Like the Facebook page for the movie to get updates:


If you want to read the series before the movie comes out, then you should start now!  Below is the series list for the five of The Mortal Instruments books that are on bookshelves now and the prequel series, The Infernal Devices.  Just click on the cover or the title to find them in the Library today!

The Mortal Instruments

5.  City of Lost Souls

The Infernal Devices

Where is your favorite place to eat in Mount Prospect?

This year’s Teen Summer Reading program theme was “Reading is So Delicious!”.  When you completed a teen log you got to cast your vote for your favorite place to eat in Mount Propect.  We tallied all the votes and the place where teens like to eat the most in Mount Prospect is…


Subway Buffalo Chicken
(Image courtesy of flickr user theimpulsivebuy)

What do you think!?  Is this one of your favoite places?  Below is the complete list of the remaining favorites in order of the preferences of the teens who participated and cast their vote.  Remember even though we did have 479 teens register for the Teen Summer Reading program, this is only a small sampling of what teens like you think of the best places to eat in Mount Prospect.

Five Guys Burger and Fries
Dunkin Donuts
Mrs. P and Me
Jimmy John’s
Buffalo Wild Wings
Le Peep
Pizza Hut
Submarine Express
Pei Wei
Central Continental Bakery
Photos Hotdogs
Tony Saccos Coal Oven Pizza
Bar Louie
Blues Bar
House of Schezwan
Little Caesers
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Panda Express
Black Cow Kitchen and Bar
Canta Napoli
Crave Pizza
El Sombrero
Olympus Gyros
Steak and Shake
Billy Goat Tavern and Grill
Bogies Ale House
Boston Market
Burger King
Cuisine of India
Emerson’s Ale House
Frankies Fast Food
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Mr. Beef & Pizza
Pad Thai Restaurant
Papa John’s
Salerno’s Pizzaria
Sunrise Restaurant
Tommy’s Italian Beef


NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels

Yesterday, NPR announced the results from their summer poll of the Best-Ever Teen Fiction.  From more than 1,200 nominations, NPR’s panel of judges narrowed down the list to the top 100.

Click here for more information and the Top 100 list.
Click here to view the judges’ information.
Click here for the printable Top 100 list.
Click here for the 235 Finalists.

Below is the list of NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels.  Click on the title to find the book in the Library.  How many of the Top 100 have you read?

1. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7. The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
8. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. The Giver (series) by Lois Lowry
12. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series) by Douglas Adams
13. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
14. Anne of Green Gables (series) by Lucy Maud Montgomery
15. His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman
16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
17. The Princess Bride by William Golding
18. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
19. Divergent (series) by Veronica Roth
20. Paper Towns by John Green
21. The Mortal Instruments (series) by Cassandra Clare
22. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
23. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
24. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
25. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
26. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
27. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
28. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld
29. The Infernal Devices (series) by Cassandra Clare
30. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
31. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
32. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series) by Anne Brashares
33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
34. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan
35. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
36. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
37. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
38. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
39. Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead
40. Abhorsen Trilogy / Old Kingdom Trilogy (series) by Garth Nix
41. Dune by Frank Herbert
42. Discworld / Tiffany Aching (series) by Terry Pratchett
43. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
44. The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper
45. Graceling (series) Kristin Cashore
46. Forever… by Judy Blume
47. Earthsea (series) by Ursula K. Le Guin
48. Inheritance Cycle (series) by Christopher Paolini
49. The Princess Diaries (series) by Meg Cabot
50. The Song of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce
51. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
52. Delirium (series) by Lauren Oliver
53. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
54. Hush, Hush Saga (series) by Becca Fitzpatrick
55. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
56. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
57. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (series) by Libba Bray
58. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
59. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
60. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
61. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
62. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
63. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
64. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
65. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (series) by Jonathan Stroud
66. Bloodlines (series) by Richelle Mead
67. Fallen (series) by Lauren Kate
68. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
69. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
70. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
71. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
72. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
73. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
74. The Maze Runner Trilogy (series) by James Dashner
75. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
76. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
77. Crank (series) by Ellen Hopkins
78. Matched (series) by Allie Condie
79. Gallagher Girls (series) by Ally Carter
80. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
81. Daughter of the Lioness / Tricksters (series) by Tamora Pierce
82. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
83. The Immortals (series) by Tamora Pierce
84. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (series) by Patricia C. Wrede
85. Chaos Walking (series) by Patrick Ness
86. Circle of Magic (series) by Tamora Pierce
87. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
88. Feed by M.T. Anderson
89. Weetzie Bat (series) by Francesca Lia Block
90. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
91. Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (series) by Louise Rennison
92. Leviathan (series) by Scott Westerfeld
93. The House of the Scorpion by Scott Westerfeld
94. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci (series) by Diana Wynne Jones
95. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
96. Gone (series) by Michael Grant
97. The Shiver Trilogy (series) by Maggie Stiefvater
98. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
99. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
100. Betsy-Tacy Books (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace