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Why I Checked It Out: I read “Winger” by Andrew Smith because my book club was reading it and it has a pretty great cover. What It’s About: Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean … Continue reading
I love steampunk. Love it. I adore corsets and top hats and everything covered in gears. What is this “steampunk” I speak of? So glad you asked! Most things steampunk are heavily influenced by the Victorian Age, between 1837 and … Continue reading
I get it already. I do. Seriously, I do not need to read one more book about painfully detailed wardrobes and how the main character just can’t decide between those two boys, and thinking is hard, and oh gee whiz, … Continue reading
VOTE NOW through March 25 for the final two contending titles! The competition is getting fierce in the March Madness Teen Book Tournament! We’ve had some epic upsets and some crushing defeats. Even though “The Grimm Legacy” was knocked out … Continue reading
Will it end with a bang or a whimper? Will it end in fire? Or maybe ice, as in”After the Snow” by S.D. Crockett. “The Way We Fall” by Megan Crewe tells the story of a world decimated by a … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: A dystopian take on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story? Yes, please! What it’s about: Araby Worth lives in a land decimated by a plague. The rich are protected by porcelain masks and the poor are … Continue reading
Who’s starved for a good book? ‘Cause I have a list that is sure to satisfy! In “Stir It Up!” by Ramin Ganeshram, 13-year-old Anjali dreams of hosting a televised cooking show featuring foods based on her Hindi and Trinidadian … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: I’ll admit it, I picked it up because the cover was pretty. But I checked it out because it’s dystopian and I found out there’s a television show it in the works based on the … Continue reading
Hold on to your popcorn, movie-lovers, it’s going to be a busy year! Here are some upcoming films that have been adapted from popular teen novels: What’s a girl like Emma Watson to do now that the Harry Potter saga … Continue reading