Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weekly Teen Series

Teen Series On Display for the Week of February 14th

The Gatekeepers (The Power of Five) series
by Anthony Horowitz

Find the books in the library catalog.

Check out the Power of Five page on the author's Web Site.

Amazon.com Product Description for "Raven's Gate": "As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling.

He should have chosen jail.

A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own."

The Calypso Chronicles by Tyne O'Connell

Find the books in the library catalog.

The Calypso Chronicle's Web Site

Amazon.com Product Description for "Pulling Princess": When Calypso returns from Los Angeles to her English boarding school for the summer term, she is determined to fit in with the popular crowd. Her plan is to pretend her mother's gay assistant back home is her boyfriend. And to her surprise, the trick works...at least at first. She makes a whole batch of new friends, and even finds herself winning the unwritten contest to woo the prince at the boys' school next door. But one girl, Honey, undermines all her efforts. When Calypso and Prince Freddy end up in the tabloids and everything seems set to go down the drain, it's Calypso's parents and sense of humor that save her from utter humiliation.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

From Print to the Big Screen

"Thirteen Reasons Why" Movie in the Works

Jay Asher's hit realistic fiction book for teens, "Thirteen Reasons Why" is going to become a movie starring Selena Gomez.

In the book a girl (Hannah) commits suicide and leaves tapes detailing her reasons for doing so to a boy named Clay. The book is narrated in alternating chapters by Hannah and Clay.

Want to read the book before you see the movie? Check it out from the library.