Join the Teen Book Club at the Philip S. Miller Library on June 13th at 5:30pm. We will have snacks, play games, and discuss The Compound by S.A. Bodeen. We will also be handing out the next Book Club Book The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. Sign up in the Teen Tower to get a members only copy of the book.
The summer reading program starts June 1st. Come to the Aloha Teen Tower at the Philip S. Miller Library to participate in the Teen Challenge. If you are fast you can complete the challenge and win a comic book when you sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Read for 18 hours before July 27th and return your log to the Aloha Teen Tower. You will be entered in a drawing to win a pack of Elitch tickets as well as other prizes. See you there!
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When we read this book we fell in love! Marty is like a lot of people we know in high school. She tries really hard and does everything that everyone expects from her; good grades, lots of extracurricular activities, she is a “Nice Girl”. When Lil, the new girl, moves to town it changes the way that Marty sees the world around her, and her place in it.
We love this book because the characters are realistic and the dialog is genuine. The relationships between the different characters read true to real life. In a lot of teen fiction the characters and the situations seem fake or forced, but not in this book. Everyone who reads it will see someone or some situation they know. We recommend this book to anyone that has ever had a fight with a friend, or a crush on someone they couldn’t figure out, or done what they were supposed to even when it felt wrong. This is a must read!
Let’s here it for local Colorado authors! Check out the author, Rebekah Crane, at her website.
Teen Short Film Contest
1. Registration Required. (Ages 12-18). Bring completed entry to the Aloha Teen Tower at the Philip S. Miller Library to register. (One film per person.)
2. Deadline for turning in a short film is 6/19/12 at 9:00pm. (The library closes at 9:00pm that day. All work must be submitted at that time.) **Space is limited to 30 short films; registration will be taken when a film is turned in.**
3. All short films must be in digital format on CDRom or DVD.
4. All films must be no longer than 10 minutes.
5. Short films will be voted on by staff and the Teen Library Council. The top 8 films will be screened for the public during the Red Carpet Event on 6/29/13 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The public will vote for the top 3 films. A “Critic’s Choice Award” will also be awarded at that time.
6. Awards will be given to the top 3 films and one special “Critic’s Choice” selection on 6/29/13 during the Red Carpet Event.
7. You may choose any topic for your short film. It may be a documentary or a work of fiction. Short Films may not depict any of the following:
* Lewd language (cursing or disparaging remarks about any group or person)
* Drugs or Alcohol
The Host is a sci-fi romance that takes place in the future of this whole new world. Stephanie Meyer is a wonderful author that amazed me with the imagination that she had brought into this book. This book gives a whole new view on this world, family, friendship and love. As Meyer had described it, “Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact.” Now that gets one thinking “But why would these aliens invade us?” There are ”aliens” that invade but really they just thought we were too violent. To think that these parasites did not think we were weak come over because they wanted to take over the world, they just wanted us to be less violent, see the irony here?
Melanie a girl who’s part of a group with only a handful of people called the Resistance try their best to keep alive and not fade away as the parasites take over their own soul and body. This story is in the point of view of Wanderer, one of the invading aliens who is apparently an expert at hosting bodies. Wanderer takes over Melanie’s body however once she wakes up she realizes that she hadn’t taken over all of Melanie.
I loved all the emotion Meyer had put into this big chunk of a book, and it’s was what kept me going. The book seemed to be a never ending story of action and forbidden love. I also liked how this book got me predicting and thinking, “What’s going to happen next?” I felt like I was going to have an anxiety attack from all the curiosity. I loved how this novel was in the view of Wanderer, it made me feel like a little kid again with all the curiosity she had and how clueless she was with emotions and feelings. I recommend reading this book and even watching the movie!
Karrina – TLC Memeber
At first I was not sure what the book was about, but I liked the uncertainty. Would it turn into a supernatural romance? Would the main character, who is experiencing these weird dreams, turn out to have a connection to the dead? Are the three mean girls at her new school just “mean girls” or are they into something much darker. This book was not what I expected…It was better. It’s a real psychological thriller that does not rely on the supernatural to be creepy and exciting. I would recommend this to anyone who likes plot twists and scares.
BEST BOOK EVER! O.K. maybe not ever, but definitely the best book we have read this year. It’s set right now in the U.S. A new political party is voted into office, they are an extremist party so right away someone assassinates the new president. This turns America into a police state, and our main character is forced to flee the country. This is the story of what happens to her on her journey. This book could have been very political or post-apocalyptic, but it’s not. It’s just the story of her life told in a very honest way. We loved it and we recommend it to anyone who likes survival stories and realistic characters. Click here to put it on hold with your Douglas County Library card.
Two brothers start the new school year. One is a senior and the other a freshman. Things go ok for about 2 class periods until something comes crashing into the school. Suddenly the teachers are dying and the school is being secured from the outside. No students are allowed out. How can the kids trapped inside survive the quarantine?
This book was so great! We loved the fast pace and the realistic characters. How would the cliques in your school behave if all of the sudden there were no teachers, no way out, and everyone was struggling to survive? We recommend this book to anyone who loved the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins of Trapped by Michael Northrop. Click here to put it on hold with your Douglas County Library card.