Check out this amazing video book review by two Teen Lounge regulars:
The next TeensRead is December 10 at 4pm. Come make videos, book trailers, crafts and more, AND get copies of the best books before they come out!
Play the computer games created by teens in our Scratch class:
Are you interested in learning how to use Scratch? If so, email Alex at ahylton [at] darienlibrary [dot] org. :)
This summer, we held a graphic novel workshop at the library as part of Teen Summer Reading. I was so impressed with the work of one of the participants, Heidi Lohr, that I thought I would share her drawings with you!
Tempo Change was a very good book even though it took time to read and understand. The main character has very complex thinking. It's about a high school girl name Blair Kelly and though her classmates don't know it, she's related to an indie rock icon. That icon left her mother and her when she was very young. She never played music and used the word artist as a deadly punishment instead of an admirable character. She was a musical critic for the school newspaper. She was a poet in secret and wrote amazing lyrics. She decides to form a band and gets some of the most unlikely people to join her for the ride. They make an amazing team and win their talent show and tie in a bigger contest. Then they reach the Meca of music. Coachella. Blair realizes this may be the chance she is waiting for, the chance to see the father she hasn't laid eyes on in almost 13 years.
This was one of those books you simply could not put down. It’s a story of a small town American-Norwegian teenager who doesn’t know what she’s good at. Her two best friends cast a big shadow for her to stand in. While working an early morning shift in her grandmother’s coffee shop she encounters someone sleeping in the alley behind her shop. She gives the stranger pastries and a coffee. He keeps coming back and claims he must reward her. You will fall in love with the down to earth thoughts of the main character, Katrina. It’s a book that leaves you fulfilled but curious, the perfect mix.
The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles
Reviewed by L.
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Reviewed by: L.
Reviewer: K in 10th
Title: The Host
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Month/Year of Publication: 2008
Book: World of quest-adventures for dummies
Author: Jason T. Kruse
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