Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
His son, that's who.
Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.
Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City; a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.
Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?
For those of you interested in other books that deal with fairy tale related themes, check these out!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Now there is some confusion as to which book actually is the first! Some say Lion/Witch/ Wardrobe, some say magicians nephew. Well I looked up that pick mamma jamma copy they have at Borders with all the books in it and saw that they have it published in a specific order so that's the order I decided to read them in; Magician's Nephew was up!
Order I'm reading (in case you wanted to read along):
Horse and His Boy
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
(they say you can read "magicians nephew" and "horse and his boy" whenever since they dont really coincide with the story arch of the other books)
I was intrigued! No wonder so many people love the Chronicles!!! The Magician's Nephew was wonderful! It was like writing you wouldn't see nowadays (probably cause it was written in the 50s) Here's the synopsis and a link for the trailer of the new movie!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0980970/ (trailer is on the right hand side under "Related Videos")
When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined.
Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia.
Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.
And so the confessions begin....
Monday, November 29, 2010
The programs will be under the Young Adult Tab under "Programs". While you're there, check out the Book Lists and Awards Tabs!!! You will find super awesome stuff there!!! Check back in soon for my take on "The Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters". I'm about 2/3 of the way done!
DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) program this Friday, December 3rd from 4-5:30pm!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
1. In grades 7-12
2. Signed up by Friday, November 26th (we are open 10am til 9pm)
3. Here by 10am to start playing. Late comers will still be able to play, but won't be in the tournament so make sure you are on time!!!
Winners will recieve their own monopoly game as well as other Hasbro games!!! Be sure to tell your friends! If you want to sign up via Ms Laura, send her an email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Friday Night Lights
Secret Life of the American Teenager
Saved By the Bell
16 and Pregnant
....and many more!!! So the next time you are in the library, be sure to ask Ms. Laura when all the awesomeness will be ready!!!
"Creepiosity: A Hilarious Guide to the Unintentionally Creepy"
Discarded valentines. Ransom notes. To-do lists. Diaries. Homework assignments. A break-up letter written on the back of an airsickness bag. Whether they are found on buses, at stores, in restaurants, waiting rooms, parking lots, or even prison yards, these items give readers an uncensored, poignant, and often hilarious peek into other people's lives.
Found is chock-full of the latest and greatest of these finds, arranged in the style of the magazine, laying bare the tantalizing tales to be discovered in the trash we toss. By turns heartbreaking and hysterically funny, Found is a mesmerizing tribute to everyday life and our eternal curiosity about our fellow human beings.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oh yeah, and I wimpified myself!!!
Monday, November 8, 2010
1. This Wednesday is Teen Board from 4-5:30pm. This will be an important meeting since we will be picking all of the activities we will be doing for Jan-May so if you want to have any say in this, please come! And as always we will have snacks!
2. Have you ever checked out goodreads? It's an awesome website for people that love books. It gives you a space to check out new books or if you have a book in mind, see what other people have rated that book, read reviews and synopsis of books and get excited! There is also a profile section that is all about you. You simple search for the books you've read and then you can "add them to your bookshelf" in which you can have quite a few. The 3 standard ones are to-read, read, and currently reading so your friends can know what interests you have, what you are reading and what you've already read. That way, they could possibly read the same books as you and then you can have something new and exciting to talk about. Its really easy to find friends as well since you can connect your facebook to your goodreads!!!
So check it out! I have one and if you would like to find me and the books I've read, check out the link:
Here's the synopsis:
But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone."-goodreads
So check it out!!!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
I've read 2 but I'm hoping to read more!!! I at least have to read 2 more right? Cause then I can come to the pizza party!!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I also finished a book!!!
Brave Girl Eating is Adult Non-Fiction book (I know, adult and non-fiction!!!) about a girl struggling with anorexia. The only reason I even picked it up was because from a far, I said to myself, why does this book cover look like twilight and why is it in the adult section. Then I saw what it was about and decided to try it out!
It is written by the girls mother and alternates between Kitty's story and factual information about the disease. I sort of skipped over all the medical mumbo jumbo because I was really only interested in the story of the girl. It was good. It was definitely interesting to see a factual case of anorexia instead of reading a fiction book. I have read just about all the fiction books about anorexia and other eating disorders along with a big chunk of technical non fiction books about eating disorders, but never have I read a story that combined an actual case of an eating disorder along with the technical information. Check it out!!! (If you are interested in this topic):
Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that "it's not about the food," even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. Harriet Brown shows how counterproductive—and heartbreaking—this approach is by telling her daughter's story of anorexia. She describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded pediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover using family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach.
Chronicling her daughter Kitty's illness from the earliest warning signs, through its terrifying progression, and on toward recovery, Brown takes us on one family's journey into the world of anorexia nervosa, where starvation threatened her daughter's body and mind. But hope and love—of the ordinary, family-focused kind—shine through every decision and action she and her family took. Brave Girl Eating is essential reading for families and professionals alike, a guiding light for anyone who's coping with this devastating disease."
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I know I havent written any book reviews but I am in the process of reading two books, one fiction about a blind girl that has been accidentally kidnapped, and one non fiction about a girls struggle with anorexia (the non fiction is taking forever!) so hopefully I can finish them both soon and get on here!
Happy Tuesday, talk to you soon!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"If an alien laser ray made all iPods on Earth limited to only one song, what song would be in your iPod?"
Some of the responses were:
"Airplanes" by B.o.B. (4)
"Back in Black" by AC/DC
"Despicable" by Eminem
"Diva" by Beyonce
"Drop the World" by Lil' Wayne
"East 1999" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
"Eenie Meenie" by Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston
"The Feeble Mind" by Psyclon Nine
"Find Your Love" by Drake
"Get Naked" by Travis Porter
"Heavy" by Gucci Mane
"Help Me Believe" by Kirk Franklin
"Hey Soul Sister" by Train
"Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
"I Don't Wanna Play No More" by Erika Kayne
"I Stand Alone" by Godsmack
"Ice Cream Paint Job" by Lil' Wayne
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"Intruder Alert" by Lupe Fiasco
"Irreplaceable" by Beyonce
"Jimmy Dean" by Icehouse
"Lemonade" by Gucci Mane
"A Little Faster" by There for Tomorrow
"Maybe" by Rocko
"Monster" by Skillet
"No Rain" by Blind Melon (Which happens to be Ms Laura's favorite song!!!)
"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" by Deborah Cox
"Not Afraid" by Eminem
"Ocean" by John Butler Trio
"OMG" by Usher
"Over" by Drake
"Picture me Rollin'" by 2Pac
"Pretty Boy Swag" by Soulja Boy (4)
"Prom Queen" by Lil' Wayne
"Replay" by Sean Kingston (2)
"Revolution Deathsquad" by DragonForce
"Rumors" by Waka Flocka Flame (3)
"Single" by Lil' Wayne (2)
"The Sky is the Limit" by Lil' Wayne
"Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Somebody to Love" by Justin Bieber
""Successful: by Drake (2)
"Wall to Wall " by Chris Brown
"Wavin' Flag" by K'naan
"We Be Steady Mobbin;" by Lil' Wayne
"Where Da Hood At" by DMX
"21 Guns" by Green Day
The numbers after the artist names are how many times those songs were mentioned in the poll.
What would you have on your iPod???? Leave a comment or let us know via our facebook!!!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
CHICAGO — Teen readers across the country chose “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins as their favorite book in the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Teens cast more than 8,000 votes online between August 23 and Sept. 17, with the official list announcement during Teen Read Week™, October 17-24.
The 2010 Teens’ Top Ten is:
1.“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
2.“City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare
3.“Heist Society” by Ally Carter
4.“Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater
5.“Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick
6.“Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
7.“Along for the Ride” by Sarah Dessen
8.“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman
9.“Fire” by Kristin Cashore
10.“Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson
World Wrestling Entertainment® Diva Eve™ announced the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten winners, in a webcast posted at www.ala.org/teenstopten, and WWE.com. YALSA and WWE® also made the announcement video available as a downloadable file for teachers and librarians to use and intend to make it available on TeacherTube.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a book list created entirely by and for teens as part of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Project, which facilitates access to advance copies of young adult books to national teen book discussion groups. These groups evaluated books published between January 2009 and April 2010 and then created a list of 26 nominations. Teen voters across the country then cast ballots for their three favorites, creating the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten. Final nominations for the 2011 Teens’ Top Ten vote will be posted on Support Teen Literature Day, April 14, at www.ala.org/teenstopten.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Ollie does what he does best: nothing. Then his best friend convinces him to live a little, and go after Ronnie, the girl who recently trampled his about-to-expire heart. Ollie turns to carloads of pudding and over-the-top declarations, but even playing the death card doesn't work. All he wants is to set things right with the girl of his dreams. It's now or never?"-goodreads
As an added bonus, Ms Laura will write a different review everyday of some awesome books so stop in and read the blog everyday!!!
Wrestlemania Reading Challenge Sign up starts next week as well! So if you want to win tickets to WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, come on in to the library to get everything you need!!!
Also, the week after Teen Read Week we have Teen Urban Legends Wed October 27th at 4pm. There will be a new Freaky Display of books to creep you out! So be sure to be on the lookout!!!
Every month, Ms Laura puts out a new list of books she is planning on reading as well as a list of New Books coming out that month. Be on the lookout for November!!! Its gonna be awesome!
We are having an Official Monopoly Tournament on Saturday, November 27th from 10-2pm. Be sure to come in or call and sign up, spots are filling fast!!!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
Trailer link: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2731936025/
Website link: http://iamnumberfourfans.com/
Here is the link to the website and the movie trailer for more info!!!
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.
In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
link to the Perfect Chemistry website and Perfect Chemistry Rap & trailer for "Rules of Attraction", the second book in the series: http://www.perfectchemistrythebook.com/
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Three years ago, Spencer, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and their best friend Alison were the girls at Rosewood Day School. They clicked through the halls in their Miu Miu flats, tanned in their matching Pucci bikinis, and laughed behind their freshly manicured fingernails. They were the girls everyone loved but secretly hated—especially Alison.
So when Alison mysteriously vanished one night, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna's grief was tinged with . . . relief. And when Alison's body was later discovered in her own backyard, the girls were forced to unearth some ugly memories of their old friend, too. Could there be more to Alison's death than anyone realizes?
Now someone named A, someone who seems to know everything, is pointing the finger at one of them for Ali's murder. As their secrets get darker and their scandals turn deadly, A is poised to ruin their perfect little lives forever.
I am now reading the 4th in the Pretty Little Liars, a book entitled " I Am Number Four", The final book of the Hunger Games "Mockingjay" and a book entitled "7 Souls". Check back for updates soon! I only have 80 pages left in Mockingjay!!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
"Eron De Marchelle isn't supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to--after all, getting too involved in one human's life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.
But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't seem to reach her . . .
Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?"-goodreads
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling."-goodreads
And why shouldn't I tell? They deserve to lose it all. With every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message I send, I'll be taking these pretty little liars down. Trust me, I've got enough dirt to bury them alive. "-goodreads
" Alva Jane has never questioned her parents, never questioned her faith, never questioned her future. She is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. This is the only world Alva has ever known, and she has never thought to challenge it.
But everything changes when Alva is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss. Beaten, scorned, and now facing a forced marriage to a violent, fifty-year old man, Alva suddenly realizes how much she has to lose--and how impossible it will be to escape." -goodreads
This was an excellent book!!! Be sure to check it out!
Friday, July 23, 2010
The end of this series was just as good as the beginning! I highly recommend these books to anyone that likes fantasy! Here is a synopsis of it:
"Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison."-goodreads.com
Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games Trilogy!!! I read it in about 3 hours and it was wonderful...I didnt want to go to bed! I really can't wait for the 3rd installment, Mockingjay, to be released in August! Be sure to check these out! Here's a synopsis:
"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge"-goodreads.com
and finally....I finished this book!!! It was awesome! I really enjoyed! If you enjoy fantasy, you should check out this book! It will really make you think about how precious life is and will make you have to decide who you think is right and wrong. Here's the synopsis:
"In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive."-goodreads.com
Thats all for this post! Be sure to check back soon for my post vacation read-a-thon!!! And don't forget, we have loads of programs starting up in August just for teens including Teen Board, Book Chats, and Teen Just Dance!
Also, we have a brand new website! Don't forget to check out the awesome Teen Section with all our programs, booklists, award winners and much more!!!
Til next time,
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Brace yourself for a shocking secret. Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs. Anybody seen Seth? The race is on to acquire all five of the artifact keys to the great demon prison. Will the Knights of the Dawn conquer Wyrmroost? Who can stop the Sphinx? Can Vanessa be trusted to help? What artifact will be found next? Find out in Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
So I don't know why I'm surprised that I thought this book was amazing... I have been wanting to read it for such a long time and now I finally was able to! This book is absolutely fantastic (as are all of Laurie Halse Anderson's books.
To sum it up quickly, Tyler went from scrawny to steamy over the summer after having to do community service. Now the most popular girl in school, not to mention Tyler's dream woman, Bethany is starting to notice. But when riskay pictures end up on the internet of Bethany, the cops think Tyler did it. What is Tyler suppose to do. Everyone tells him he's on a short leash and on thin ice. Tyler tries to act like a man, but no one ever told him how to be one.
Here's a review:
Exposed by Susan Vaught is awesome.
The story goes like this. There once was a girl named Chan who had it with real boys... she decides to go online and meet a man...well a man she does meet. And she does things she really shouldn't in order to keep talking to him. She goes against all of her gut instincts and eventually finds out the truth.
Chan Shealy’s got most things going right in her life—straight A’s, a shot at the regional majorette championships in baton twirling, and the best best friend a girl could wish for. But after the football quarterback spreads a vicious lie about her, and the whole school decides she’s too trashy for words, Chan begins to wonder if the only place she’ll find love is online.She’s careful. She follows all her parents’ rules, mostly anyway. A girl’s got to trust herself at a certain point, right? But what if your gut is telling you something that you’re just not hearing… until it’s too late?From the moment Chan logs on and meets Paul, until the truth begins to show through, Susan Vaught sends readers on a fast-paced and gripping ride. Even when you know something bad will happen, you still might not see it coming…
"Some books are read and put away. Others demand to be talked about. Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl will be talked about." -- Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Crank
"I was knocked over by Living Dead Girl. Most authors want to hear 'I couldn't put it down' from their fans. Living Dead Girl is a book you have to put down; then you have to pick it right back up. The beauty of this story is that, though none of its readers will have had this experience, all will feel connected to it. It is told in the rarest of air, yet speaks horrifically to all our imaginations."-- Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and Deadline
"A haunting story of an abducted girl you'll be desperate and helpless to save; her captor so disturbing, so menacing, you'll want to claw the pages from this book and shred them. Brava to Elizabeth Scott for creating such an intense, real, and perfectly painful story of terror, not without hope. Living Dead Girl is impossible to ignore."-- Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of Wake
In the isolated rural community of Unity, the people of The Movement live a simple life guided by a set of religious principles and laws that are unique to them. Polygamy is the norm, strict obedience is expected and it is customary for young girls to be assigned to much older husbands.
Celeste was born and raised in Unity, yet she struggles to fit in. Perhaps it's because of Taviana, the girl who has come to live with them and entertains Celeste with forbidden stories, or Jon, the young man she has clandestine meetings with, or maybe it's the influence of Craig, the outsider she meets on the beach. Whatever it is, she struggles to accept her ordained life.
At fifteen she is repulsed at the thought of being assigned to an older man and becoming a sister wife, and she knows for certain she is not cut out to raise children. She wants something more for herself, yet feels powerless to change her destiny because rebelling would bring shame upon her family.
Celeste watches as Taviana leaves Unity, followed by Jon, and finally Craig, the boy who has taught her to think "outside the box." Although she is assigned to a caring man, his sixth wife, she is desperately unhappy. How will Celeste find her way out of Unity?
Torn from the headlines and inspired by current events, Sister Wife is a compelling portrait of a community where the laws of the outside world are ignored and where individuality is punished.
*Starred Review* Problem-novel fodder becomes a devastating portrait of the extremes of self-deception in this brutal and poetic deconstruction of how one girl stealthily vanishes into the depths of anorexia. Lia has been down this road before: her competitive relationship with her best friend, Cassie, once landed them both in the hospital, but now not even Cassie’s death can eradicate Lia’s disgust of the “fat cows” who scrutinize her body all day long. Her father (no, “Professor Overbrook”) and her mother (no, “Dr. Marrigan”) are frighteningly easy to dupe—tinkering and sabotage inflate her scale readings as her weight secretly plunges: 101.30, 97.00, 89.00.
Check out the synopsis:
Mary lives in a small village in the middle of the forest governed by the religious Sisterhood and bordered with a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated—a horde of the undead unleashed many generations ago by a mysterious and cataclysmic event.
Life is simple but preordained; Mary fears her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love almost as much as the hungry jaws slavering at the fence links. Under the colonial trappings, this is a full-blooded zombie thriller, reminiscent of the paragon of the genre, George Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.
Soon Mary and a small band of desperate survivors are thrown together to outwit the undead and work through their own weaknesses, suspicions, and jealousies. Ryan’s vision is bleak but not overly gory; her entry in the zombie canon stands out for how well she integrates romance with flesh-eating. Ryan’s ability to write a nail-biting escape scene will keep most readers riveted.
"Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love."-goodreads
The third book in the series entitled Mockingjay comes out August 24th so be sure to get on the list (Ms. Laura is already number 333!)!!!
"Kendra and Seth along with Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson discover that someone or something has released a plague that is turning the light creatures of Fablehaven into creatures of darkness. And for the first time, Kendra and Warren must visit another magical preserve called Lost Mesa in Arizona and try to recovery another hidden artifact. Can the plague be stopped? Can the artifact be found? And most importantly, is the Sphinx a traitor?"-goodreads
I also found out that perhaps they will be making a movie of this series...I hope they dont screw it up!!! Check it out! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fablehaven
Monday, June 7, 2010
"The Myth: Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook.
The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyss' parents. To escape Redd, Alyss and her bodyguard, Hatter Madigan, must flee to our world through the Pool of Tears. But in the pool Alyss and Hatter are separated. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Yet he gets the story all wrong.
Hatter Madigan knows the truth only too well, and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts." -goodreads
Friday, June 4, 2010
Ms Laura is still reading Fablehaven 2 and it is just getting better and better! The problem with Ms Laura is that she gets to buy all the books you want to read and then wants to read those too! I have like 167 books on my to read list! DRAMA!!!
See y'all on Monday!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
For centuries, mythical creatures of all description have been gathered to hidden refuges around the world where they are watched over by human caretakers. Kendra and her brother Seth discover that their grandfather is the caretaker of one of these secret wildlife sanctuaries—Fablehaven.
The Boy Who DaredIn October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hèubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
Here is a link to the trailer for the book!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Teen Crafts on the Lawn
Monday, June 7th
Come to the library and join your favorite librarian for crafts on the lawn!!! There will be many different kinds of crafts for you to choose from! We’ll also be listening to the musical styling's of Ms. Laura’s IPod that has a little bit of everything!!! Sign up soon, these spaces are sure to fill up fast!!!
Teen Book and Movie Discussion
Friday, June 18th
Everyone loves vampires!!! Why not check out this book and movie combo!!! We will be discussing Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare novel and the movie rendition: The Vampire’s Assistant. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk then come and enjoy popcorn and the movie! Stick around afterward to talk about the similarities and differences between the two!!!
Teen Murder Mystery
Monday, June 21st
Do you love a good who dun it? Then come to the library for our first Murder Mystery Day!!! A young man has been found dead behind some bushes in the library parking lot. It’s up to us to figure out who did it! Bring your detective brains and skills to this sure to be horrific program! Sign up soon! Detectives and suspects needed!!!
Teen Twilight Prom
Friday, July 9th
Do you love Twilight? Then why not celebrate how awesome it is by coming to the library’s Twilight Prom!!! Come dressed up in your finest vampire/Goth gear and get ready to have a vampiriffic time. We will have a trivia contest, book cover re-creation station, themed snacks and more! Sign up today, space is limited!!!
Teen DDR Competition
Monday, July 12th
It’s our first ever Teen Dance Dance Revolution Competition!!! Come to the library with your dancing socks and dance along to the techno beats! Dance to the end and see who the Dance Champ will be!!! The best dancer will win the Dance Champ Award and their picture will be put on display on the Teen hot Spot Board!!!
Teen Smoothie Challenge
Friday, July 16th
Do you think you make the meanest smoothie in town? Then join in on the Teen Smoothie Challenge. All supplies will be provided for you!!! We will break into teams and see who can come up with the best tasting drink! And of course you know we get to drink all the smoothie goodness! Sign up today for this delicious program!
Teen Fantasy Book Discussion
Check out these must read books! Copies will be available at the front desk. Read the book and come to the library to discuss just how awesome they were!!! Sign up and see what’s new in the fantasy world!
June 14th: Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
June 28th: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
July 19th: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Check ya later!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This blog was created to not only tell you about the exciting programs going on at the good old RPPL (Richton Park Public Library) but also for all those teens who love to read! I will be constantly putting up book reviews for the books that I read! Have a suggestion? Leave a comment!!! I love all types of books and will read anything!!!
Catcha on the flipside (or in the library)!!!