Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Chew On This!

In our next teen book discussion group, we'll be reading and discussing the book Chew on This: Everything you Don't Want to Know about Fast Food by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson, and we will be talking about food and our culture today. In the meantime, read a new report from USA Today that discusses how surroundings can affect teen eating habits and overall health!
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-09-25-teen-obesity_N.htm

Next Teen Movie & Book Discussion Group Meeting:
Thursday, October 11
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Puett Room

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What's New to Read at TPL

Check out the latest fiction and Graphic Novels for Teens at TPL!

New Young Adult Fiction

The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon (Y HAYDON)
Young Ven Polypheme is sent on a secret mission within the walls of the Gated City, a former penal colony in the land of Serendair, where he and his friends face kidnapping and even worse dangers from the ruthless Thief Queen, who is trying to reclaim her runaway daughter.




Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey (Y DUEY)
In alternate chapters, Sadima travels from her farm home to the city and becomes assistant to a heartless man who is trying to restore knowledge of magic to the world, and a group of boys fights to survive in the academy that has resulted from his efforts.




Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening by Michael Carroll (Y CARROLL)
Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.





M is for Magic: Stories by Neil Gaiman (Y GAIMAN)
Eleven stories by a favorite author of Gothic Horror involving strange and fantastical events.







The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (Y STORIES RESTLESS)
In this companion volume to "Gothic! ten original dark tales" discover why we fear the undead.




The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper (Y HARPER)
In Lily Dale, New York, a community dedicated to the religion of Spiritualism, tenth-grader Sparrow Delaney, the youngest daughter in an eccentric family of psychics, agonizes over whether or not to reveal her special abilities in order to help a friend.




Someone Like Summer by M.E. Kerr (Y KERR)
An upper-middle-class white girl from Long Island and an immigrant worker from Colombia fall in love despite objections from both their families and their community.





How Ya Like Me Now by Brendan Halpin (Y HALPIN)
After his father dies and his mother goes into rehab, Eddie moves from the suburbs into his cousin's Boston loft, where he gradually adjusts to being one of the few white kids in a progressive private school, and learns how to feel like a normal teenager.




Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (Y GAIMAN)
At nearly fifteen years of age, Joey Harker learns that he is a Walker, able to travel between dimensions, and soon joins a team of different versions of himself, each from another dimension, to fight the evil forces striving to conquer all the worlds.






Genesis Alpha: A Thriller by Rune Michaels (Y MICHAELS)
When thirteen-year-old Josh's beloved older brother, Max, is arrested for murder, the victim's sister leads Josh to evidence of Max's guilt--and her own--hidden in their favorite online role-playing game and Josh, who was conceived to save Max's life years earlier, must consider whether he shares that guilt.




Dream Factory by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler (Y BARKLEY)
Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer employment as costumed cartoon characters at Disney World and try to resist falling in love.






The Curse of the Romanovs by Staton Rabin (Y RABIN)
In 1916, teenaged hemophiliac and heir to the Russian throne, Alexei Romanov, escapes into the future to elude the murderous Rasputin, and meets his modern-day cousin, fifteen-year-old Varda, who is working on a cure for hemophilia and who wants to help change history by saving his family.




Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman (Y LICHTMAN)
Tess has always loved math, and she uses mathematical concepts to help her understand things in her life, so she is dismayed to find out how much math--and life--can change in eighth grade.




Brothers, Boyfriends and Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie (Y LURIE)
While living on the same block as several members of the Mafia does have the advantage of a lower crime rate, fourteen-year-old April and her brother find there are times when it is also a major disadvantage.




Before, After, and Somebody In Between by Jeannine Garsee (Y GARSEE)
After dealing with an alcoholic mother and her abusive boyfriend, a school bully, and life on the wrong side of the tracks in Cleveland, Ohio, high school sophomore Martha Kowalski expects to be happy when she moves in with a rich family across town, but finds that the "rich life" has problems of its own.


New Manga & Graphic Novels

E’s by Satol Yuiga (Y GRAPHIC YUIGA)
Set in the future, E's, people with psychic abilities are used to turn thoughts into power.






Metamo Kiss by Sora Omote (Y GRAPHIC OMOTE)
When Kohanamaru runs into Nanao, the girl of his dreams, they switch bodies. True love, right? Well, unfortunately, she's in love with someone else. And if that weren't bad enough, the "someone else" turns out to be Kohanamaru's twin brother Konatsu...who can reverse their transformation with his own kiss!



Me2 by Sho Murase (Y GRAPHIC MURASE)
After her brother's death, Aki begins having blackouts and she fears that she's losing her grip on reality, but something even more shocking may be happening to her.

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