Teen Book Reviews #3

Our teen patrons have been telling us what they think about some of the books they are reading.  Thanks to all the teens who contributed! If you’ve read a good book, email your review to teens@ebrpl.com

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I love the Hunger Games because it wasn’t slow at any part. It was a wonderful combination of romance and action. I really grew emotionally with the characters. It’s great for those who like romantic adventure books!
Cami, 16, Runnels

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
It’s an anime book. A girl loses her mother and lives in a tent. A family finds her. Turns out they family is magical. When they get hugged by an opposite gender, they turn into an animal from the Chinese zodiac.
Tiffany, 12, Sherwood Middle

How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation by Simone Elkeles
It’s a good book, because it is about an Israeli girl who goes to Israeli boot camp to see her boyfriend. She is such a girly girl and the sargeants don’t care. Will she cop out?
Kaiya, 13, Glasgow Middle

Tell the World (collection of poems)
This book is wonderful! It’s filled with poetry by immigrants and natives and filled with how they see life in the U.S. They tell us their stories and how it feels to leave all you know and are used to and come to a new and different country. It’s really an inspirational, insightful & wonderful book!
Alyssa, 15, Remdemptorist

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I would rate this book a 9/10. The book was well structured. It was a beautiful story about a girl kidnapped by an Australian man who fell in love with her since she was a young girl.
Emily, 13, McKinley High

Teen Book Reviews #2

Our teen patrons have been telling us what they think about some of the books they are reading.  Thanks to all the teens who contributed! If you’ve read a good book, email your review to teens@ebrpl.com

Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
I love reading the Artemis Fowl Series because it has humor that only reading the book you can see. Artemis Fowl “boy genius” always makes you wonder what his plan is. From the fact that it involves magic, police and fairies almost makes you believe that all of the stories are true.
Khari, 15, Mentorship Academy

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
In Going Bovine you learn alot of new vocabulary and alot of life mottos. I do not normally laugh out loud at books but with Going Bovine i do alot! It’s also a very emotional book but all the while humorous! I love the book Going Bovine! GO READ IT NOW!!! 🙂
Cami, 16, Runnels

Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller
It’s mysterious, about girls, fascinating, action. 5 delinquent girl scouts find an underground world. They fight bad people and rats. They are called the irregulars. All of the girls have special talents.
Tiffany, 12, Sherwood Middle

Tarot Cafe by Sang-son Pak
This Manga is very in-depth! I loved it!
Therese, 16, Christa Mcauliffe

The Well by A.J. Whitten
The Well is about a boy who’s mom keeps trying to kill him. All Cooper knows is that there is a creature in an old well and something isn’t right with his step-dad. And along with that, his girlfirned hates him…
Emily, 13, McKinley High

Bleach Series
Cool action and adventure, with teenage angst mixed in. Five stars!
Emmanuel, 17

Please Vote for our Zachary Branch Teens Video

Show your support for our fantastic Zachary Branch Library teens. They made this video for a competition sponsored by Credo Reference, one of our database providers. Please watch the video, they did an AMAZING job! ‘Like it’ on YouTube and our teens will have a chance of winning the competition. Here is the video:

Directors/Editors:
Cody Dedon
Charlie Flanders

The Cast:
Caveman-Cody Dedon
Plato-Charlie Flanders
Greek Lady-Morgan Dupre
Shakespeare-Cody Dedon
Juliet-Taylor Dupre
Fitzgerald-Matthew Flanders
Flapper-Emily Flanders
Library Girl-Allie Burton
Librarian-Nancy Lockett

Special Thanks:
Hemingbough in St. Francisville, LA
Old Hickory Railroad in Jackson, LA
Zachary Branch Library
Zachary High Drama Department
Dedon Family
Flanders Family

Teen Book Reviews #1

Our teen patrons have been telling us what they think about some of the books they are reading. Thanks to all the teens who contributed! If you’ve read a good book, email your review to teens@ebrpl.com

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight is one of my favorite books because I love books that have suspense and love romance at the same time. The book is very dramatic with amazing characters in it featuring Edward, Bella, and Jake. If you like love stories with drama, you will love to read Twilight.
Bria, 16, Parkview Baptist

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
This is my favorite book because its very adventurous with a lot of twists. A young girl with a beautiful voice but an ugly face that keeps people from knowing the real her. A dying king with a wife who will do anything to be beautiful, an evil magic mirror, and potions and ogres to the whole world running round. This adventurous love story encourages us to reach for the stars, and proves that beauty is only skin deep.
Natasha, 15, West Florida High

Bleach Volume 2
It was good. It was well drawn and interesting. I enjoyed it.
Ben, 13, St. Michael

Darkside by Tom Becker
It is scary in a thriller kind of way! You go through and feel the main character’s suspense and fear when he goes from normal England (lightside) to a darker England (darkside). It truly and really is the kind of book you’ll want to read during Halloween.
Alyssa, 15, Redemptorist

Katekyo Hitman Reborn
It’s about a Japanese kid who finds himself as the next in line in the mafia. Awesome story, funny too.
Emmanuel, 17

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman (Adult Fiction)
This book is intense and is always changing. you expect one thing to happen and it doesn’t, but that’s when something better happens! Also Katie is ridiculous, she will make the book forever entertaining!
Danielle, 14, Ernest Ward Middle

SAT Practice

Teens in grades 9-12 can take a free practice SAT test at the Main Library on Saturday, August 27, 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m. This will be followed by a review session on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30p.m. when students will get their scores back.

To find other SAT study and practice material, search the library catalog, or visit one of these databases, available 24/7: Learning Express contains practice questions, courses and guides. Tutor.com provides live online tutoring and other resources.

Call 231-3770 to register asap as spaces are limited!

Arrive 15 minutes early and bring a #2 pencil and a calculator.

LTRC Award Nominees 9-12th Grade

The Louisiana Teen Readers Choice Award (LTRC) is a reading enrichment program, encouraging young people to read and to decide on which of the books they read should win the award.  For more details and how to vote see LTRC on the State Library of Louisiana’s site.

We’ve looked at the LYRC 3-5th grade list and the LYRC 6-8th grade list. This final category is for 9-12th grade.

The nominees are:

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead by Brian Boyle

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

If I Stay: A Novel by Gayle Forman

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Ruined by Paula Morris

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser

LYRC Award Nominees 6-8th Grade

The Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award (LYRC) is a reading enrichment program, encouraging young people to read and to decide on which of the books they read should win the award.  For more details and how to vote see LYRC on the State Library of Louisiana’s site. There are three separate age group categories, last time we looked at the 3-5th grade list.

(drum roll please) Here are the nominees for 6-8th grade:

City of the Dead (The Haunting of Derek Stone, #1) by Tony Abbott

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

Dormia by Jake Halpern and Peter Kulawinski

Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise

Invisible I: The Amanda Project by Stella Lennon

Wings by Jason Lethcoe

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Brand-New Emily by Ginger Rue

Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival by Arthur Slade

A Truth Worth Tellin by Toni Teepell

Malice by Chris Wooding

New Teen Titles InfoGuide

If you want to see the latest books, audiobooks, and graphic novel titles to hit the Young Adult Department shelves, check out the New Teen Titles InfoGuide. As new titles come in you’ll see them here first and you can get a jump on requesting them.

Read a new book? want to share your review with everyone? Email us at teens@ebrpl.com and you could be featured on the blog and teen site!