We’re a library so OBVIOUSLY we love reading, books, literacy, and story.
But mostly we love the people who love these things too! Teen Read Week is a great time to celebrate teens who love to read and support adolescent literacy.
You can join in the fun by visiting the library and checking out our awesome Young Adult Collection. We have so many books—fiction, non-fiction, sheet music, graphic novels, and comics—so many options!
Need some help finding something? Visit our What Should I Read Next? page for help!
We are starting a new book club for Nerdfighters who love John Green’s books!
Students in 9th-12th grade are invited to the library on Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 AM for some light brunch foods, a discussion of Looking for Alaska by John Green, and the opportunity to share your own John Green fanfics. Please register in advance (so I know how much food to get) but feel free to bring non-registered friends!
DFTBA and see you there!
Reviewed by Hannah, age 13
Mia had everything: a loving family, an affectionate boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and happiness. Then, in a split second it is all ripped from her. Mia is caught between life and death, with the only decision she has left, the most important she’ll ever have to make.
If I Stay messes with your emotions, in a good way. It has you rooting for a life that is on the line, it has you biting your nails as you turn the pages. This book will leave you in tears, not full on sobbing like The Fault In Our Stars, but enough to make rethink what you take for granted.
If I Stay is an emotional and inspiring book that will leave you begging for more. Beautifully written, Gayle Forman captures your heart as you read a young woman’s fight for something worth living for.
Watch for the If I Stay movie Coming soon!
“Okay, I thought, here goes. I said, ‘ May did you ever know a Deborah? Deborah Fontannel? A white woman from Virginia? It would have been a long time ago.’ . . . ‘Oh, yes, Deborah Fontannel. She stayed out there in the honey house. She was the sweetest thing,’
And there it was. There it all was.”
The Secret Life of Bees is about a young girl named Lily Owens. She lives on a peach farm with her abusive father T. Ray and her black “stand-in-mother” Rosaleen, her best and only friend. When Rosaleen gets in trouble with some local racists, Lily won’t take anymore and runs away with Rosaleen. They go to the town Tiburon, which hides the secrets of her mother’s gloomy past. They’re taken in by a kind group of black women that have a mysterious connection to her mother. Lily learn the values of truth, friendship, and true love.
The Secret Life of Bees is a wonderful read. The book has great transitions and meshes Lily Owens life and America’s unfair pastimes quite well. The book flows in and unpredictable series of events and it will grab your heart. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read and also people who like historical fiction and America’s great pastimes.
I read Hatchet in 5th Grade, and I really enjoyed it. It is short, but appealing. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with this book, but some believe it is unrealistic.It is actually very realistic, and could really happen. It doesn’t take long to read, so if you don’t have much time, Hatchet is a great choice because it’s a real page-turner. To stop reading it is very hard, because you just want to read and read and read. Hope you enjoy it! ;)
Hatchet is about a boy named Brian. His parents are divorced, so after the school year, Brian is to fly to Canada to be with his father for the summer. The plane holds just Brian and the pilot, and it very small. Brian’s mother gives him a hatchet as a gift when he leaves. During the plane ride, the pilot has a heart-attack. Unfortunately, it kills him. So Brian is alone on a plane with the pilot dead and him extremely vulnerable for death. He soon realizes he must take charge and fly the plane. Big uh-oh. So Brian flies solo, without any sense of where to go. Suddenly the engine cuts out. The plane begins falling. Fast. It ran out of gas.