Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG RSS Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:42:40 GMT Upcoming books! http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=23617 Here is a list of books that will be published during the next few months. Add them to your To Be Read list today so you don't forget!<p><em>Let's Get Lost</em> by Adi Alsaid </p> <p><em>Conversion</em> by Katherine Howe</p> <p><em>Bridge from Me to You</em> by Lisa Schroeder</p> <p><em>Kiss of Deception </em>by Mary E. Pearson</p> <p><em>The Young World</em> by Chris Weitz</p> <p><em>Mortal Danger </em>by Anne Aguirre</p> <p><em>Isla and the Happily Ever After</em> by Stephanie Perkins</p> <p><em>Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling </em>by Lucy Frank</p> <p><em>Just Call My Name</em> by Holly Goldberg Sloan</p> <p><em>A Little Something Different</em> by Sandy Hall (Look that's me!)</p> <p><em>Mary:&nbsp;the Summoning </em>by Hillary Monahan</p> <p><em>Zac &amp; Mia</em> by AJ Betts</p> <p><em>Made for You</em> by Melissa Marr</p> <p><em>Belzhar</em> by Meg Wolitzer</p> <p><em>Afterwold</em> by Scott Westerfeld</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=23617 Book Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=23615 Haiku Review: <p>There are tigers</p> <p>in this book. Where you would least</p> <p>expect them to be.</p><p>Panic is an intense game played by the recently graduated seniors in the tiny town of Carp, New York. If you play Panic, you are playing to win at least 50,000 dollars worth of cash. The money is amassed all school year long by forcing all high school students to pay a dollar a day.</p> <p>Heather never meant to join Panic. That wasn't her plan. But the next thing she knows, she's standing at the top of the cliff, ready to jump in with everyone else who wants to get involved. From there, things escalate quickly.</p> <p>This book is intense and serious. It deals with a lot of issues, lying, abuse, poverty. It's not a quick, light summer read. But it IS good and it WILL&nbsp;make you think.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=23615 Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21615 This review is brought to you by Clare M., who HIGHLY recommends the entire <i>Daughter of Smoke and Bone</i> series.<p>Would you recommend this book to a friend?&nbsp;Yes.</p> <p>Rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10:&nbsp;9.8</p> <p>Describe this book in three words:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>beautiful</li> <li>flow-y</li> <li>shocking</li> </ol> <p>Describe this book in three sentences:</p> <p>A girl thinks she's normal. However, it turns out this is far from true. A crazy whirlwind of events commence, like crazy stuff happens.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21615 Adult books with Young Adult appeal http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21611 It's summer. You have more time on your hands and therefore more time to read books. Maybe you can't find anything in the young adult collection that floats your boat. Here's a list of books from the adult collection that might just fit the bill.<p><em>Prep</em> by Curtis Sittenfeld</p> <p><em>Ready Player One </em>by Ernest Cline</p> <p><em>Nineteen Minutes </em>by Jodi Picoult</p> <p><em>My Sister's Keeper </em>by Jodi Picoult</p> <p><em>Sisterhood Everlasting</em> by Ann Brashares</p> <p><em>Pure</em> by Julianna Baggot</p> <p><em>The Lover's Dictionary</em> by David Levithan</p> <p><em>Attachments</em> by Rainbow Rowell</p> <p><em>Room</em> by Emma Donoghue</p> <p><em>The Magicians </em>by Lev Grossman</p> <p><em>Warm Bodies </em>by Isaac Marion</p> <p><em>Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close </em>by Jonathan Safran Foer</p> <p><a href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex">For more titles like these, check out the Alex Awards.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21611 Book Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21610 <p>Haiku Review:<br /> Oh, dear. Another<br /> Very Sad Book. If you want<br /> to cry- read this one.</p><p>Sophie's been hurt before, really hurt, to the point where she'll never quite be the same. But after that accident, she had her best friend Mina to lean on.</p> <p>This time, this accident, isn't really an accident. And Mina doesn't make it out alive. Sophie has to learn to put her life back together, to get over her addiction, to find a way to get Mina's brother to talk to her. And most of all to find out who killed Mina.</p> <p>It's emotional and very realistic. And it's one of those books that's hard to talk about without giving away its secrets. If you're looking for some mystery and darkness wrapped up in some romance, I would highly recommend Far From You. It also has one of the few bisexual characters that I've found in&nbsp;YA&nbsp;literature.</p> <p>Highly recommended for anyone in high school who doesn't mind books that are a little dark.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=21610