Category: Teen Book Discussion

We meet one evening of every month in the Teen Room to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 8-12 are welcome. Refreshments are served. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk.

December Teen Book Discussion 12/8/10 @ 6:30pm

They open a door and enter a world Narnia … a land frozen in eternal winter … a country waiting to be set free. Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia — a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change … and a great… Read more

November Teen Book Discussion 11/10/10 @ 6:30pm

Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— through-the-light .com. While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.… Read more

October Teen Book Discussion 10/13/10 @ 6:30pm

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt… Read more

September Teen Book Discussion 9/8/10 @ 6:30pm

Some secrets shouldn’t be kept… Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately… Read more

August Teen Book Discussion 8/11/10 @ 6:30pm

There was a time when the world was sweeter….when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats…. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he’d fall for was… Read more

July Teen Book Discussion 7/14/10 @ 6:30pm

When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can’t be trusted. What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret-a secret as big as a magical island. And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them! (After all, some children just plain need… Read more

June TEEN Book Discussion 6/9/10 @ 6:30pm

This thought-provoking YA novel is part thriller, part mystery, and part investigation of the human soul. Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be. When Aslaug’s mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect… Read more

April Teen Book Discussion 4/14/10 @ 6:30pm

THE HUNGER GAMES:  hungergamesIn the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on… Read more

March Big Read Book Discussion

mockingbirdIn honor of the BIG READ,  the the morning and evening discussion groups will meet in a combined effort and meet on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30pm.  That particular discussion will be led by Jennifer Lee who is a UNH-M Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature. She is a roaming humanist for book discussions, the Connections literacy program, and other humanities projects. She is senior editor at Inquiry, the… Read more