We're reading FanGirl, by Rainbow Rowell for a May 5th discussion. Register at the front desk to receive your copy of the book. Join us!
Here's what it's about, from Barnes&Noble: "In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words...And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?"
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies. Then he wakes, naked, bruised and thirsty, but alive. How can this be? And what is this strange, deserted place? As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
Join us Thursday, March 31, to talk about Patrick Ness's "More than this". Register at the front desk to receive your copy of the book-
Teen book club meets Thursday Feb 4th, 7:00-8:00. Register at the front desk to receive a copy of the book. We're doing a "thriller" this time!
From Good Reads, “Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything. With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautiful, visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.”
Dystopian Fiction! We're reading Ally Condie's Matched this month. Collect the book using your Library card at the front counter and join our group! Come talk books and snack with us- Thursday Nov 19, 7:00 to 8:00.
Register at the Library front desk to recieve your copy and join us for a book chat Thursday Oct 22, 7-8pm. "In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family."
Hey teen book lovers.... the TPL Teen Book Club will be starting up in October. If you are interested in joining this monthly group- call the Library at 638-8177 and leave your name, email, and phone number. We share our likes and dislikes about what we've read, exchange other book titles we've enjoyed and generally snack out for an hour.... Join us!
Teen Book Club members recommend these as good "Summer Reads":
Patrick Ness- The knife of never letting go & More than this; Chris Colfer- Struck by lightning; Connor Franta - A work in progress; Pseudonymous Bosch- The secret series; C.J. Redwine - Defiance trilogy; James Patterson- Maximum ride & Confessions of a murder suspect; Kathy Reichs- Virals; James Dasher- The maze runner trilogy; Rainbow Rowell- Fangirl; Ally Condie- Matched trilogy; Lauren DeStefano- The chemical garden trilogy; Sharon Stewart- Raven quest; Kenneth Oppel- Silverwing & Boundless; Sarah J Maas- Throne of Glass; Kit Pearson- Awake and dreaming; Nicholas Sparks- The Wedding; Sarah Dessen- Dreamland & Along for the ride.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book One, The Amulet of Smarkand: Where it all began! The djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by an ambitious young magician, Nathaniel, and sent off across London to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the sinister Simon Lovelace. A whirlwind of espionage, murder and rebellion ensues!
We'll meet Tuesday June 9, 7:00 to 8:00pm, join us! Register at the front desk to sign up for the club.
Find out more about the book by clicking the cover below.
We're reading Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel: A book who won the #1 spot on Young Adult Library Services Award‘s ‘Teens’ Top 10′ of 2011. This title is book one in The Infernal Devices trilogy. If you enjoyed her earlier series The Mortal Instruments, come give this one a try!
We'll meet Tuesday May 5th, 7:00 to 8:00pm, join us! Register at the front desk to sign up for the club.
Find out about the book here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clockwork_Angel
We're reading Philip Reeve's Here Lies Arthur this time 'round. Our meeting date is set for Tuesday March 10th, 7pm. Call 250-638-8177 or register at the front desk to join.
"Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard - a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrdin transfroms her - into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all - and turn the leader of a raggle-tagglear-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time."
We are reading Susan Juby's book called Alice, I Think. It's a story about the misadventures of Alice's unconventional family and their odd collection of friends living in the northern town of Smithers, BC. It is the first in a trilogy that follows Alice as she moves from home schooling into mainstream high school and develops friendships and her sense of self.
Discussion date will be Tuesday February 10th, 7 to 8pm in the story time room. Call or come into the Library to join the club, 250-638-8177.