Tag: Teen Fiction

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

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

The book of the month is ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 11th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘If you Find Me’ by Emily Murdoch. A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes… Read more

SYNC = FREE Audiobooks for T/weens

What is SYNC? What? SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2017, 32 titles were given away over 16 weeks. Why? SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening. Who? SYNC is… Read more