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In my opinion: (by Dowdell’s Teens)

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“I love books full of suspense, and one title that always comes to mind is “Zoobreak by Gordon Korman. Every chapter has lots of action and new things. It kept me so interested that I could not put it down.”

"One of my favorite series is The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan. Awesome action and lots of adventure."

“One of my favorite series is The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan. Awesome action and lots of adventure.”

Our Teens ON THE SPOT:

Q: Title of  book  made into a movie and thoughts on both. A: "I loved the book because in every paragraph was a twist and a surprise. Also, characters are all unique. The movie on the other hand flips so fast over the events that too much is missing."

Q: Title of book made into a movie and thoughts on both.
A: “Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I loved the book because in every paragraph was a twist and a surprise. Also, characters are all unique. The movie on the other hand flips so fast over the events that too much is missing.”

Q: Title of a book you would like the library to purchase and why? A: "Book Wolf Rider by Avi. I really enjoyed this book because the plot was great. This book is about a young boy receives a phone call from someone called "Zeke" telling him that he killed someone. Wow, what would you do if that happened to you? So, I  would definitely read again if the library has this book as part of their collection."

Q: Title of a book you would like the library to purchase and why?
A: “Book Wolf Rider by Avi. I really enjoyed this book because the plot was great. This book is about a young boy who receives a phone call from someone called “Zeke” telling him that he killed someone. Wow, what would you do if that happened to you? So, I would definitely read it again if the library had this book as part of their collection.”

Our Teens ON THE SPOT:

Q: Favorite book and why. A: "I LOVE reading!!!. and among them one of my favorites is How to be popular by Meg Cabot. The main reason being a good plot. The main character wants to be liked by the IN crowd but in the end only her best friend's acceptance is what matters most."

Q: Favorite book and why.
A: “I LOVE reading!!!. and  one of my favorite book is How to be popular by Meg Cabot. The reason a good plot. The main character wants to be liked by the IN crowd but in the end only her best friend’s acceptance is what matters most.”

Q: Name your favorite book and why. A:

Q: Name your favorite book and why.
A: “I am not a reader kind of person, but the book Would You by Marthe Jocelyn was so, so  interesting that it made WANT to read!”

New Books WE Like:

“The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan”
How does one talk about love? Is it even possible to describe something at once utterly mundane and wholly transcendent, that has the power to consume our lives completely, while making us feel part of something infinitely larger than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this age-old problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary constructs the story of a relationship as a dictionary. Through these sharp entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of coupled om, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

“You Against Me by Jenny Downham”
If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s been accused of a terrible crime and you’re the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn’t that what families do? When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn’t do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it’s a book about love – for one’s family and for another.

“Starters by Lissa Price”
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of 20 and 60. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .

“I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga”
What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?
Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.
But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminal’s point of view.
And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod.
In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret–could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

 

New Arrivals:

Some of the new titles acquired for our teens are:

“Hide and Seek by
Sara Shepard”
My friends and I used to play lying games. Now my twin sister is living one. When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we’re both learning just how flawed my family really is. Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret–could it be the reason I’m dead? How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she’s not careful, she’ll end up buried, too. . . .

“Wake by Amanda Hocking”
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

“Endure by Carrie Jones”
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

“The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin”
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.