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Game Of Thrones Read-a-Likes

Summer is coming… and Game of Thrones is on TV. I carve out time to watch every Sunday night and I've read all the books. Here's a fun question for fans: what would the characters read if given the choice?    Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman Tyrion Lannister would read this because, as...

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Five of the Best Opening Lines in Teen Fiction

First lines are powerful; good ones pull readers into new worlds. Here are five great opening lines in teen novels: Best “Description of a morning sky:" "The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." - Uglies by Scott Westerfield Best “I can relate” line: "It's the first morning of...

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New Books to Love

February is the month known for love, chocolate…and great books! Here are three new books I'm in love with…and after you read them, you will be, too.   Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Why you’ll love it: Safi is a truthwitch; a rare type witch that can see the truth from a lie. Iseult is Safi’s...

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Teens: Project Linus

Project Linus Kick off the New Year with a good deed and earn volunteer credit! Make a no-sew blanket to donate to Project Linus. Saturday, January 30th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Grades 7-12 All materials provided. Sign up. Want to learn more about Project Linus? Click here!  

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Teens: Top Five Things True of Harry Potter Fans

You know you are a true Potterhead when you… 1. Wait every year for your Hogwarts letter. 2. Think of Dobby every time you see a sock. (RIP) 3. Cancel all plans when a Harry Potter movie marathon is on. 4. Reread the books….once, 15, 100 times.     And the most important thing all...

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The Hunger Games Read-a-likes

With Mockingjay Part 2 coming to theaters soon, I have Hunger Games fever! If you’re like me, you’ve reread The Hunger Games trilogy countless times. While some say the dystopian fiction craze is over, we know many readers are still loyal fans. So if you're looking for a new book that has the...

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Teens: Get Your Scare On

When I think of October I think of corn mazes, carving pumpkins, and scary stories. You never know what monsters are lurking in the night, especially on Halloween. Here are a few books that will help you get your scare on.     Shutter by Courtney Alameda Micheline Helsing is a...

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Teen Fantasy Must Reads

If you’re anything like me, you can’t pass up a good fantasy book. Whether you are new to the genre and looking for a fantastic first story or a seasoned pro on the hunt for your next favorite, here are some suggestions to get you started.     A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas...

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Five Books You Should Read If You Liked Paper Towns

John Green is amazing--this is a proven fact. His books make us laugh, cry, and think. And while I’m all in favor of endless re-reading, sometimes you just need to try something new! Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.         Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid Why...

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Teen Fiction Review: Vanishing Girls

Nick and Dara were not only sisters… they were best friends. What happened? Nick is trying to reconnect with her sister. She feels guilty from the accident that has left Dara scarred for life. This suspenseful novel follows Nick through the summer after the accident. She is living with her mother...

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