Author: Lauren Myracle
Teen Reviewer: Emma
Rating: 3 out of 5
This story is about high school girls getting though school. They talk about how they are friends and the stuff that they have to go through.
TTYL is the first book in the Internet Girls series. This series was ranked number one in the most frequently challenged books of 2011. It has been challenged due to offensive language, religious viewpoints, sexually explicit material, and unsuitable content to age group.
What I find cool about being a banned author is this: I'm writing books that evoke a reaction, books that, if dropped in a lake, go down not with a whimper but a splash.
Banned Books Week has officially begun. As mentioned in our Friday's post, Banned Books Week is observed by libraries across the world. We celebrate one's freedom to read any book he or she chooses despite the content. No book should be banned or censored from others.
This list represents books that were challenged, banned, or restricted in 2014-2015 as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. Many of these titles were banned for sexual content, profanity, unsuitable material for teenagers, or violence. For more information on the titles click on me. Enjoy!
A few weeks back we asked you "What 2015 fall television show are most ready for?" The results were a tie between Dr. Ken and The Walking Dead.
Banned Books Week will begin on Monday, September 27. During Banned Books Week, libraries across the world celebrate one's freedom to read. No book should be banned and censored from others. Throughout the week, we will feature the reasons why books have been banned, so please stay tuned.
Now, it is time to ask the question. "What banned books have you read?" Feel free to select as many books or add more to the comment section.
Title: The Museum of Intangible Things
Author: Wendy Wunder
Teen Reviewer: Emily
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hannah and Zoe both have miserable lives, though they still have each other. When Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of town, they go on an exiting adventure across the country. As they are doing crazy things together, Joe tries to get Hannah to realize her dreams by teaching her life's "intangible things."
I define what I want and have the audacity to go after it. And whenever possible, to the appropriate questions, I say yes."
The weeks to vote for the Teens' Top Ten are counting down! From now until Teen Read Week [October 18-24] we are going to focus on a few of the nominees.
Title: Middle School, Get Me Out of Here!
Author: James Patterson
Teen Reviewer: Stephanie
Rating: 5 out of 5
The kid names Rafe had to move because his mom lost her job because of a fire. He went to an art school and met a new friend name Matty. Matty was a bad influence. At the end Rafe, his mom, and his sister moved back and his mom got her job again.
But it wasn't me."
This week at your library you will be able to "Embrace Your Inner Geek" by building a spaghetti tower, discussing pi, speed reading your way through a dictionary, and more. The geeky possibilities are endless. The dates, times, and locations are below.
In the meantime, why not take The Geek Test or read a few of these titles.
Two weeks ago we asked about the school of your dreams. "If you could attend any school described in a YA book, what would that school be?" The results were: Hogwarts [66.67%] and Ouran High School [33.33%].
Today, we would like to talk about the 2015 Fall TV schedule. You have a few choices to pick from, however, feel free to add some more choices in the comments.
You have five more weeks to vote for the Teens' Top Ten. From now until Teen Read Week [October 18-24] we are going to focus on a few of the nominees.
Title: William Shakespeare's: The Empire Striketh Back
Author: Ian Doesher
Teen Reviewer: Ean
Rating: 4 out of 5
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO are at the Rebel base at Both. Darth Vader comes up with a plan to capture them. Luke then goes to get training from master Yoda while the others go to Bespin to find Lando Carlrissian.
Try thou not. But do thou or do thou not, For there is no "try"
Same quote not in Shakespeare's way of writing:
Try not, do or do not, there is no try
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