Tag: Teen Fiction

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @6:30pm

This months book is Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience ‘the real world.’ … Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday September 10, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Crank’ by Ellen Hopkins. The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as… Read more

Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman ~ NH Humanities and Atkinson Historical Society ~ (Registration Requested) at 6:30 on Thursday 6/20/2019

waltwhitmanNHHumanitiesThis program opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce during the telling. He transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Testimony by Anita Shreve At a New England boarding school, a scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the act themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, May 14th @6:30

The book of the month is Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Powell, illustrations by Shadra Strickland From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 9th @6:30

The book of the month is Golden by Jessi Kirby Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance. Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz… Read more

Teen Book Club: RESCHEDULED TO Tuesday, February 19th @6:30

The book of the month is Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  Join us next on the 19th.  Rescheduled due to the inclement weather. 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… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, November 13th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ by John Green. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying… Read more