Tag: Teen Fiction

May Teen Book Discussion 5/11/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: The 100 by Kass Morgan No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it… Read more

April Teen Book Discussion 4/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘My Sisters Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and… Read more

March Teen Book Discussion 3/9/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: Panic by Lauren Oliver From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes an extraordinary novel of fear, friendship, courage, and hope that Kirkus Reviews says ‘will have readers up until the wee hours,’ School Library Journal raves is ‘fast-paced and captivating,’ and E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls ‘a thrill a minute.’ Panic began as so many things do in Carp,… Read more

January Teen Book Discussion 1/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the ‘monster,’ the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or ‘crank.’ Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne’er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: ‘there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, /… Read more

December Teen Book Discussion 12/9/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Fat, clumsy Simon Glass is a nerd, a loser who occupies the lowest rung on the high school social ladder. Everyone picks on him — until Rob Haynes shows up. Rob, a transfer student with charisma to spare, immediately becomes the undisputed leader of the senior class. And he has plans for Simon. Rob enlists the help of his crew — wealthy, intellectual, young, ladies’ man Bob, and sweet, athletic… Read more

November Teen Book Discussion TUESDAY, 11/10/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued… Read more

October Teen Book Discussion 10/14/15 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with… Read more

September Teen Book Discussion 9/9/15 @6:30pm (Register Grades 8-12)

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at… Read more

May Teen Book Discussion 5/13/15 @ 6:30pm (Register Grades 9-12)

The book of the month is ‘Ketchup Clouds’ by Annabel Pitcher. kcDear Mr. S. Harris, Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It’s jam, not blood, though I don’t think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn’t your wife’s jam the police found on your shoe. . . .I know what it’s like.  Mine wasn’t a woman. Mine was a boy. And I killed him… Read more

May T/ween Book Discussion 5/6/15 @ 6:30pm (Register Grades 6-8)

marieluThe book of the month is ‘Legend’ by Marie Lu. What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal.… Read more