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Hunger Games TrilogyHunger Games Trilogy

We all can’t wait for the HG movie in 2012!!

 

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs bizzar book of collected images mixed with a spine tingling tale of mystery and suspense has caught the highest buzz factor.  A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A high concept book full of vintage photographs that would attract anyone to its insides.  The levitating girl on the front cover was enough to get us to meetup and share this Teen Talk title for the new year.  Full of creepy photos, some snarky moments and the endearing voice of Jacob as he sorts through what his grandfather used to tell him of the second world war.  Were his grandfather’s stories really clues to why the hidden house was a quarantine for forgotten peculiar children?  “Something snapped beyond the trees.  I wheeled around to look and, through a screen of branches, caught a flash of blurred
movement – the hem of a white dress.  It was her. [the girl in the photograph]  I crashed into the woods, sprinting after.  She took off running down the path.” p.119

Inheritance

 The long-awaited conclusion to the tale of a dragon rider named Eragon and his dragon Saphira – Book 4 

A bit of a slow go, filled with one battle scene after another and Eragon’s progress toward mastering magic, skills with fighting and his own maturity.  The world of Alagaesia and the Varden meet in the onslaught toward finally defeating Galbatorix and the hopeful return from near extinction of the dragon and rider!

 

Flip

What would you do if you awoke in someone else’s bedroom with someone else’s mother calling you for breakfast and your own family miles away believing you are near death in a coma?  Body switching with a lot of laughs, some coming of age experiences for a 14-year-old Alex and real sentiment of what one truly values in life.  A great guys read for middle school and high school.

Why We Broke Up

Super star author Daniel Handler of Series of Unfortunate Events and other novellas novels, tries his hand at young adult literature with this romance.  Reviews from SLJ call Why We Broke Up : A romance gone wrong, a wannabe director drama queen, and a quirky assortment of relationship mementos are all part of this wickedly clever, surprisingly soulful look at young love.

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William Batts for Teenburgh

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Teenburgh is celebrating Teen Read Week   “Picture It!”

Pictures of your favorite book in front of our framed Teenburgh Read background will promote teen reading.  Any book, DVD or audio favorite will also be featured.

Votes will be gathered for this year’s YALSA Teen Top Ten.  Vote on the 25 nominated 2010 – 2011 titles and the top ten picks will be added to the national vote for the Top Ten Teen Reads!

  Alexa Aparicio, of Gryffindor House, inspired a fantastic evening of all things Harry Potter in honor of J. K. Rowling’s launch of the Pottermore website.  There were marauder’s maps for all, pumpkin juice and butter beer, and a real sorting hat that led participants to enter the tri-wizard cup tournament.  Entrants got the chance to win a hand made scarf, one for each of the Hogwart’s Houses, by Ms. Aparicio.  The final two winners recieved a nimbus 2000 and the golden snitch winner for the House Cup went to Ravenclaw!!  For more pictures go to: www.greenburghlibrary.org and click on Teenburgh. 

May all your wand wishes come true!

Teen Cafe Nights will soon be in full swing … July 5th!!
Don’t Miss Out

We have a tie in our voting!!

Hermione Granger and Percy Jackson are both winners!

 

Heroes Tournament

Pick your favorite heroes by casting your vote!  Limited to one vote per day per person.
Prizes given to top ballot winners over the 2 week tournament.

Email your picks for each group to greenteen@greenburghlibrary.org with the subject Heroes Tournament.

Teenburgh Heroes Tournament

Heros Spec Sheets

Vote for one Hero Per Group:

Group 1  

Percy Jackson

 

Katniss Everdeen

Group 2  

Edward Cullen

 

Katsa Randa

Group 3  

Tally Youngblood

 

Sam Temple

Group 4  

Sabriel Abhorsen

 

Eragon Bromsson

Group 5  

Fever Crumb

 

Eugenides of Eddis

Group 6  

Kendra Sorenson

 

Aragon of Gondor

Group 7  

Hermione Granger

 

Max Ride

Group 8  

Cloud Strife

 

Anthony Edward Stark

Mockingjay

August 24th…. Can’t Wait!!!  The final installment in the Hunger Games trilogy.  How will Katniss, Peta and Gale survive against the Capitol’s wrath?  This fan made trailer of Mockingjay is almost as good as a movie.  Enjoy!

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