I’m a HUGE Artemis Fowl and Airman fan, so when I ran across another book by Eoin Colfer… excitement! This book is about the battle for a soul. The soul belongs to 14 year old Meg Finn who has had a rough life and an even rougher death. As her soul moves from the mortal realm, Meg is surprised to find that she is perfectly balanced between good and evil and therefore, must go back. Her task is to help the man she was attempting to rob when she died unexpectedly. He has a wish list that she must help him fulfill if she has any hope of escaping Hell. Read More..
That was what initially hooked me into this series. Caffeine banned? I can’t imagine a morning without my regular cup of coffee or being able to treat myself to a Christopher Elbow chocolate at Au Marche. Have you seen them? Tiny pieces of delicious art! But I digress. All These Things I’ve Done is a mobster/love story set in a future where caffeine has been banned in the US. Like Prohibition in the 20′s, the masses will not be denied and crime bosses are made out of families that once were respectable chocolate business owners.
Dust Girl is quite the fantastic journey. It centers around Callie who has grown up with an overprotective and somewhat mentally disabled mother. They run the only bed in breakfast in a small Kansas town that has been plagued by the dust storms of the 1930′s. During the worst storm, Callie’s mother disappears and out of the dust emerges a being who tells Callie she’s not quite human. Read More..
What if Earth was ruled by a young being named Bob? And, what would happen to the world if he kept crushing on one Earth girl after another? Floods and droughts within the same week? Meg Rosoff posits just this type of world in her book, There is no Dog. Read More..
Argh! It’s that frustrating feeling of knowing the book you want to read and the library’s copies are all checked out! NoveList to the rescue! You can scroll down in the library catalog to find NoveList recommendation or you can go to their easy to search website. NoveList helps you find books by describing a plot and has reading lists, read-alikes and more!
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We’ve reached the end of our programming for 2012 and for our current library! It’s sad to be leaving the teen space that we’ve carved out for ourselves, but we’re moving on to a new life into a bigger and better space (with a short stint in a smaller comfy space). We’re open through the holidays, but we’ll be moving in January and starting up with new programs in February. Keep checking here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep updated on our move and renovation.
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Here in the Teen Zone, we LOVE to create booklists, but they are not exhaustive and there are so many subjects and interests out there, it’s good to have an awesome resource like the Reading Rants blog. What is it? A group of booklists for teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and American Girl.