unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
01/05/2010 - 12:06pm

Scott Westerfield, author of the popular Uglies series, is back with an amazing new novel in the steampunk tradition. Leviathan features an alternate 1914 Europe, where countries are classified as "Clankers," devoted to mechanical machinery, or "Darwinists," who genetically engineer animals to perform most of society's tasks.

12/15/2009 - 5:39pm

It’s one of life’s ironies that you don’t realize how much someone’s impacted your life until they’re gone. More specifically, you realize that you never told that person how much they meant. It isn’t until they pass that you think, “Oh! I wish I had said something!” You think about how that person shaped who you are, in major or even subtle ways, and sometimes realize that you wouldn’t be you if it weren’t for that person’s influence, guidance, or mere presence in your life.

12/07/2010 - 3:14pm

Here are some titles you might enjoy reading.

 

The Red Thread: a novel in three incarnations by Roderick Townley.

Bothered by insomnia, nightmares, and claustrophobia, sixteen-year-old Dana sees a therapist who hypnotizes her into remembering past lives, involving her in an age-old mystery and causing her to question what kind of person she is.

 

 

 

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.

11/19/2009 - 3:12pm

As if you didn't already know, New Moon hits theaters on Friday, November 20.

Check out this movie review in the Washington Post.

Join Edward, Bella, and Jacob in READing a good book! Check out all things Twilight, or maybe something from our Fang Fiction or Werewolves Among Us book list.

12/07/2010 - 3:20pm

Also by Jean Ferris are Much Ado About Grubstake and Twice Upon a Marigold. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

Bloomability by Sharon Creech.