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Teen Picks: “Charly’s Epic Fiascos” by Kelli London

Charly’s Epic Fiascos by Kelli London 

What is it about?
Charly St. James is a famous television star that is living it up in the Big Apple…Or, at least, she will be. If she can escape from Bridgette, her lazy mother who steals all her money to spend gambling, and get to New York City in time to be cast in the auditions for a new reality T.V. show. Seems a little impossible, right? Not for Charly. She is game for anything if it means achieving her dreams. Even if it includes leaving behind all her friends and her sister Stormy, getting her money stolen countless times, crashing a car, sneaking into an audition, and overall turning her life into one, big fiasco!

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Teen Picks: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

 Divergent by Veronica Roth

What is it about? In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

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Teen Picks: “Forever…” by Judy Blume

Forever by Judy Blume

What is it about? Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year’s Eve party. They’re attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they’ve decided their love is forever, they make love.

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Teen Picks: “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

What is it about? “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

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Teen Picks: “Ordinary Beauty” by Laura Weiss

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess

What is it about? How can you make someone love you when they won’t?

And what if that person happens to be your mother?

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Teen Picks: “The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories” by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff 

What is it about?

From acclaimed YA authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff comes The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories.

- A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.

- Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.

- A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).

These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction.

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Teen Picks: “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

What is it about? What if the apocalypse happened and you didn’t find out until the next day? What if this is the type of disaster is the kind that you cannot feel? You can’t hear it or smell it coming, like animals can before a storm. You are rendered defenseless by this invisible phenomenon, forced to watch and wait for the effects to reach you. What if the Earth’s rotation slowed until the daytime hours lasted weeks and the night hours lasted just as long. Eleven-year-old Julia could tell you first-hand what this feels like. Read More..

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Teen Picks: “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Drannen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Drannen

What is it about? Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. Read More..

Teen Picks: “Skip Beat” by Yashiki Nakamara

Title: Skip Beat!
Author: Yashiki Nakamara

What is it about? It is about a girl who tries to make it into the talent world and get revenge on the guy that ditched her.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up?  I loved it!!!!!!!! I picked it up because is my other manga book it had a page advertising it so I thought I would read it.

Star Rating: 5 Stars for rating the book It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: Anyone who likes manga

Name: Megan D.  6th grade


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Teen Picks: “Imaginary Girls” by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

What is it about? Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. Read More..