This week at Pizza & Pages, the Franklin teens discussed Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Their average review was 4 stars out of 5. Cinder is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, featuring a main character who is a cyborg and a mechanic. Its sci-fi element is sure to make this Cinderella-ish tale more appealing to guy readers–as well as gals–than the traditional fairy tale. Each book in the Lunar Chronicles will feature a different fairy tale character. Book two is already out and is titled Scarlet — any guesses on who our main character represents in this book?
For information on future Franklin Pizza & Pages book discussions, or at one of our other DMPL locations, see our events calendar!
Check out this article from CNET, which claims that teens are moving away from Facebook and favoring other social media outlets. Do you agree? We would love to hear from YOU, our DMPL teen patrons. Which social media apps do you use the most, or do you use any at all? Do you access them on your phone, or on a computer? Stay tuned for updates about the DMPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge, which will have a very fun social media component! Please leave your comments below — we always love hearing from you!
The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced today!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman won the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Get your requests in now!
For the complete list of award winners, see the American Library Association press release.
Franklin teens discuss Feedback by Robison Wells
On Monday, Franklin teens enjoyed some yummy cheese pizza and discussed Feedback, sequel to Variant, by Robison Wells. We gave the book 4.5 stars. Next month we’ll be discussing Being by Kevin Brooks and copies of the book are now available to sign out at the Franklin information desk. Several other DMPL locations offer monthly teen book discussions, so check out our online calendar for details!
Breaking Dawn Part 2 will be released in theaters tomorrow! This reviewer says it’s the best yet in the movie series, though it doesn’t sound like she’s the biggest fan. Those of us who have read the books may or may not be excited to know that the ending to the movie saga does not follow the book saga. I love a surprise ending, so I just might have to see this one in the theater rather than waiting for the DVD like I did for Part 1. We’d love to hear what you think, and if you go to see the movie this weekend, please post your review in the comments below! Here’s the trailer for you in the meantime.
Calling all Pinterest fanatics! You have some new boards to follow on Pinterest! We are sharing upcoming programs, holiday craft and snack ideas, and of course you have to check out our board, “Must Reads for Teens.” Happy pinning!
Have you ever felt like you had to hide your love of reading? Or have you teased a bookworm friend for loving to read? Either way, check out this insightful article “What’s Wrong with Reading?” by proud teen reader Anthony Turner. We’d love to hear your thoughts!