Nov2010 booktalk


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Nov2010 booktalk

  1. 1. NEED A GOOD READ? NOVEMBER 2010 Kelly Jensen, Youth Services Librarian @ APL
  2. 2. Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales •Violet and Katie are BFFs, good girls, and high achievers •…but something is going on with Katie •Laugh out loud funny •Told through vignettes •For fans of Sarah Dessen
  3. 3. You by Charles Benoit •You are Kyle Chase: tough guy •Do you have a weak spot? •Second person narration, fast paced •For fans of Chris Crutcher, Ellen Hopkins, Gail Giles
  4. 4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  5. 5. Love Drugged by James Klise •If you could change who you are, would you? •Jamie is gay but no one knows. He might have his hands on the cure to this thanks to his friend’s dad. •Fans of realistic stories that make you think
  6. 6. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel •Ben’s dad is relocating for work: teaching a chimp to learn sign language •What happens when the ape becomes much more than an experiment?
  7. 7. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian •Natalie: strong, independent, self- confident, feminist •Enter Conner •Has Natalie been a tyrant or has she finally realized there is more to herself than she once believed? •Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Melissa Walker, Kody Keplinger’s The DUFF
  8. 8. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff •An eerie tale pulling from many legends •Mackie doesn’t fit in our world . . . Will he fit in his own? •“Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye” •For fans of horror, the creepy, and Edgar Allan Poe
  9. 9. Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Nat Standiford •A twist on several classic stories •The Almighty decreed that someone did something horrible, and she will not include her family in her will if the perpetrator doesn’t confess •Three separate stories woven together •Funny, ridiculous, and absurd
  10. 10. Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart •Historical: Set during 1876 Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia •Katherine is mourning the loss of her twin sister, Anna •Secrets! •Fast paced, laced with excellent historical details and poetic language
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  13. 13. Share your thoughts with us, via our blog, facebook, or in the teen area comment box and each month we’ll pick someone to win a great prize. This month? Win a SIGNED Ellen Hopkins book. One Last Thing…
  14. 14. QUESTIONS?