Meet YA author Sarah Dessen at the Barnes & Noble located on Old Country Rd in Carle Place on Monday, May 23, 7 p.m. Ms. Dessen will be reading from her book What Happened to Goodbye and signing books as well.
ï»¿ï»¿Lena looks forward to receiving the government mandated cure that prevents delirium of love, and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager of her classmates’ popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capablities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.
Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges.
When evil pixies invade Bedford, capturing more teens every day, sixteen-year-old Zara’s quest to bring Nick back from Valhalla becomes more urgent, but she fears he will not return with her since she has been pixie kissed and become’s Astley’s queen.
Split Ends by Jacquelin Thomas
Preferring homelessness to living with her irresponsible mother, teenaged Kylie runs away, takes a job at a hair salon, and learns to trust God.
I Am J by Chris Beam
J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.
Growing up fast — The age of adolescence — The jazz age — Surviving hard times — The teen age — Rock “n” roll — A culture of discontent — Teenagers in the digital age — Twenty-first century teenagers.
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.
Taking the SAT’s soon? Then sign up for our 6 week SAT review class. Brush up on both the verbal and math portions of the test with tips from certified teachers. A fee of $80 is due at registration and you will recieve your own SAT review book to keep. The class will be held every Saturday on the following dates: 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 from 12-2 p.m. here at the library. Register in the Children’s Room.
We will be holding our very first Teen Advisory Board meeting today, March 10 @ 5 p.m.Â This is your chance to have your voice heard @ the Library!
Ever been given a historical fiction book to read and thought it would be boring? Well this is not the case with Wicked Girls. Its 1692 in Salem, Mass., three girls are part of a group that claim to be seers of witches. The girls claim to be afflicted by the evils of the witches in the village. Anyone they declare to be a witch is arrested and put on trial. For months the people of the village believe everything the girls say but eventually they start to lose faith in the girls. The people of the village are starting to realize that innocent people are being accused of witchcraft and executed. Written in verse format, this historical fiction novel is a quick and interesting read.
In the Carrie Diaries we see Carrie Bradshaw before she comes to New York. She’s like any teenage girl, trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. Even though she grows up as a small town girl, family, friends, and boys make her life spin. However, through her sharp mind and her writing she learns who the real people in her life are. Through this up and down roller coaster, Carrie ends, and starts a new chapter in her life and we discover how her writing gets her to be the woman in the city we all know and love.
Even though I didn’t follow the television series, the book was a cute rewind on Carrie’s life. You saw that she was just a regular girl dealing with everyday things. I did like though that Carrie was her own woman and had a dream that she was willing to fight for. Even though sometimes she was too nice to the people around her, realized things a little too late, and had boy trouble, she comes out strong in the end heading to Manhattan all by herself with her journal and pen. I recommend.
Written by Abeni Mason-Draffen
Convicted for a murder he did not commit, Alex is headed to Furnace Penitentiary. Built to house violent youth offenders, Furnace makes hell look like a vacation and once you in Furnace there’s no way out. Not even his worst nightmares could have prepared Alex for the horrors at Furnace. In-human creatures in gas masks and giant men in black suits snatch boys out of their beds in the middle of the night never to be seen again. Monstrous dogs tearing boys to pieces if they don’t make it to the safety of their cells in time. Evil haunts the halls of Furnace and Alex knows he has to escape or suffer a fate he can’t even imagine. Only catch to this is Furnace is located deep beneath the Earth’s surface wedged into the rocks. How will Alex escape Furnace with its gas mask wearing creatures and un-naturally fast dogs ready to kill him in the blink of an eye.