Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG RSS Feed Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:58:07 GMT Review: Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita <p>&nbsp;Haiku Review:<br /> Harper is used to<br /> Always getting what she wants<br /> But not this summer.</p><p>If you're looking for a light quick, end of summer read than look no further than <em>Summer State of Mind</em>.</p> <p>Harper McAllister plans to spend another summer shopping at the mall. But then a mega-credit card bill comes and her parents ship her off to sleepaway camp. But Harper doesn't know or understand the unspoken rules, or even some of the spoken ones, leaving her looking stupid when she's used to being one of the most popular girls in school.</p> <p>And then she meets Ethan who's been going to Whispering Pines for years. Summer starts to look up.</p> <p>I know this sounds like a million other books. But it's fun and quick.&nbsp;I'm sure by now you're all tired of reading for summer homework and this is basically the opposite of any book that you'd ever have to read for school. It's light and airy and easy.</p> <p>There's also a mix of epistolary elements like tweets and emails which make it even faster to read. Definitely recommended for anyone looking for one last grasp at summer.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Boarding School Books There are a lot of books out there about boarding school. Some of them take place in our world or another one. Others take place in the present and some in the past. If you've ever though boarding school might be a fun place, definitely check out one of these books!<p><em>Anna and the French Kiss</em> by Stephanie Perkins</p> <p><em>Isla and the Happily Ever After</em> by Stephanie Perkins</p> <p><em>Looking for Alaska</em> by John Green</p> <p><em>Hex Hall</em> (series) by Rachel Hawkins</p> <p><em>Gallagher Girls</em> (series)&nbsp;by Ally Carter</p> <p><em>Winger </em>by Andrew Smith</p> <p><em>Miseducation of Cameron Post</em> by Emily Danforth</p> <p><em>Sekret </em>by Lindsey Smith</p> <p><em>Charm and Strange</em> by Stephanie Kuehn</p> <p><em>White Cat </em>by Holly Black</p> <p><em>Etiquette and Espionage</em> by Gail Carriger</p> <p><em>A Great and Terrible Beauty </em>(trilogy)&nbsp;by Libba Bray</p> <p><em>The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks</em> by E. Lockhart</p> <p><em>Vampire Academy</em> (series) by Richelle Mead</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins <i>Isla and the Happily Ever After</i> comes out on Thursday, but Stephanie Perkins's fans have been for it for YEARS. When I saw it on the shelf of Barnes & Nobel over the weekend I couldn't resist.<p>I'm a huge Stephanie Perkins fan. But initially when I picked up <em>Anna and the French Kiss</em> I didn't expect to like it. I&nbsp;don't think I even wanted to like it. I thought it was going to be just another YA&nbsp;romance. I&nbsp;was wrong. (Also my opinions about YA romances have changed over the years dramatically.)</p> <p>Then&nbsp;I read Lola and the Boy Next Door.&nbsp;Cricket Bell might actually be one of my top five favorite boys from books, so obviously, I loved that one.</p> <p>And now, the finally book in the trilogy has come out- Isla and the Happily Ever After.</p> <p>I read it SO&nbsp;FAST. I&nbsp;would go so far as to say I devoured it. it's been a long time since I felt this way about a couple. I couldn't stop reading. I needed to see what would happen next to Isla and Josh. I thought the first two books were great, but this third one was beyond great.</p> <p>Isla is shy and Josh is reserved, but they're always in each other's orbits since they go to the same, very small school, and have a lot of classes in common. Now that they're seniors and both of them are single, there's nothing to keep them apart. Because the chemistry is there, they just need to give into it.</p> <p>Highly, HIGHLY&nbsp;recommended for anyone in high school. Particularly anyone who's ever dreamed about going to boarding school in Paris.</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Book list: If you like John Green... I honestly don't know the last time I had a John green book just sitting on the shelf. So, here's a list of John Green-esque stories for you to read while you wait for your hold to come in on a John Green book.<p><em>The Beginning of Everything</em> by Robyn Schneider</p> <p><em>Beautiful Creatures</em> by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl</p> <p><em>Thirteen Reasons Why</em> by Jay Asher</p> <p><em>Leaving Paradise</em> by Simone Elkeles</p> <p><em>Please Ignore Vera Dietz </em>by A.S. King</p> <p><em>Dash &amp;&nbsp;Lily's Book of Dares</em> by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn</p> <p><em>Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl </em>by Jesse Andrews</p> <p><em>Noggin </em>by John Corey Whaley</p> <p><em>Tales of the Madman Underground </em>by John Barnes</p> <p><em>Winter Town</em> by Stephen Emond</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Review: Something Real by Heather Demetrios <p>Review Haiku<br /> Reality shows-<br /> Fun to watch. But what about<br /> the people involved?</p><p>Something Real is the story of the Baker family, former reality TV show family, and currently about to start a surprise new season!</p> <p>The eldest Baker, Bonnie (who would much rather you call her Chloe these days)&nbsp;is really not happy about her mom and stepdad selling them out and putting her family back on TV for another round of Baker's Dozen. And yes, there is literally a baker's dozen (thirteen)&nbsp;of Bakers- Bonnie, Benton, Lexie, Farrow,&nbsp;Riley,&nbsp;Gavin, Tristan, DeShaun, Deston, Lark,&nbsp;Daisy, Violet, and Jasmine.</p> <p>Now Bonnie wants more control in her life. After the series supposedly ended four years ago, Bonnie spent a long time trying to shake off the feeling of being a reality show start, changing her identity and going by a new name. But it's hard with cameras in her face all the time.</p> <p>If you've ever wondered just how much &quot;reality&quot;&nbsp;there is in reality TV, or what goes on behind the scenes of all those TLC&nbsp;families, then this book is definitely right up your alley.&nbsp; Definitely an interesting read.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT