Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG RSS Feed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:05:33 GMT Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Looking for a light read that involves air travel, London, a wedding, a funeral, love, and messed up family dynamics? Then look no further than the <i>Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight</i>!<p>Hadley does not want to go to her dad's wedding in London. He and Hadley's mom split up a few years back and Hadley is without a doubt on her mom's side. When she misses her flight by a mere four minutes, she is almost relieved. But it doesn't mean she's going to get out of the wedding entirely.</p> <p>Instead she spends the hours in the airport chatting with a boy named Oliver, also on his way to London. They end up sitting next to each other on the flight, getting to know each other and telling each other more and more.</p> <p>Even though the whole story takes place in a 24 hour period, it has the slow build feel that I&nbsp;always look for in romances. The way Hadley and Oliver get together feels organic and unrushed, even if the time fram is short.</p> <p>Highly recommend for anyone in high school looking for a quick, contemporary romance read.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Book List: Road Trip Stories Just because school started doesn't mean you have to stay in one place. Join these characters for a road trip and see the world along with them!<p><em>Let's Get Lost</em> by Adi Alsaid</p> <p><em>Paper Towns </em>by John Green</p> <p><em>Amy and Roger's Epic Detour</em> by Morgan Matson</p> <p><em>Two Way Street </em>by Lauren Barnholdt</p> <p><em>Going Bovine</em> by Libba Bray</p> <p><em>The Disenchantments</em> by Nina LaCour</p> <p><em>You Are Here</em> by Jennifer E. Smith</p> <p><em>Don't Stop Now</em> by Julie Halpern</p> <p><em>Jerk, California</em> by Jonathan Friesen</p> <p><em>Open Road Summer</em> by Emery Lord</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Review: The Truth About Alice by Jen Mathieu As some of you may be aware, I'm super into stories told from multiple points of view. And <i>The Truth About Alice</i> has FOUR different points of view, not including the one towards the end when Alice herself gets a say in the matter.<p>The Truth About Alice is a story we're all familiar with.</p> <p>There's a BIG&nbsp;rumor going around&nbsp;Alice Franklin's small Texas time. Supposedly she did something bad and then she did something even worse. No one believes her when she denies these accusations and eventually it gets to a point where everyone stops listening.</p> <p>Told in turns from Josh, Elaine, Kelsie, and Kurt, you get to hear the whole story about what Alice might have, sort of, probably did. It's hard to decide who to believe, but it's easy to see that everyone is biased.</p> <p>Highly recommended for older high school students. It's an eye opening read about how rumors get started and catch on until no one really knows the truth.</p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Review: Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita <p> 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