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!