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Posts Tagged ‘ Teen Fiction ’

‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘An award-winning and inspiring novel.  When Jessica’s dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.’ Book of the Month: ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen We combined the tween (grades 5-7) and teen (grades 8-12) in the summer for one awesome time of candy and chat. ...
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June Teen Book Discussion 6/8/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

June Teen Book Discussion 6/8/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love. Tennyson: Don’t get me started on the Bruiser. He was...
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May Teen Book Discussion 5/11/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

May Teen Book Discussion 5/11/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: The 100 by Kass Morgan No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on...
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April Teen Book Discussion 4/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

April Teen Book Discussion 4/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘My Sisters Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation...
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March Teen Book Discussion 3/9/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

March Teen Book Discussion 3/9/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: Panic by Lauren Oliver From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes an extraordinary novel of fear, friendship, courage, and hope that Kirkus Reviews says ‘will have readers up until the wee hours,’ School Library Journal raves is ‘fast-paced and captivating,’ and E. Lockhart, author of We...
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January Teen Book Discussion 1/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

January Teen Book Discussion 1/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the ‘monster,’ the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or ‘crank.’ Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne’er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers...
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December Teen Book Discussion 12/9/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

December Teen Book Discussion 12/9/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Fat, clumsy Simon Glass is a nerd, a loser who occupies the lowest rung on the high school social ladder. Everyone picks on him — until Rob Haynes shows up. Rob, a transfer student with charisma to spare, immediately becomes the undisputed leader of the senior class. And he has plans for Simon. Rob...
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November Teen Book Discussion TUESDAY, 11/10/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

November Teen Book Discussion TUESDAY, 11/10/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with...
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October Teen Book Discussion 10/14/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

October Teen Book Discussion 10/14/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled...
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September Teen Book Discussion 9/9/15 @6:30pm (Register Grades 8-12)

September Teen Book Discussion 9/9/15 @6:30pm (Register Grades 8-12)

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her...
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