Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Review: Marked

Marked by P.C. Cast, House of Night series

Check out Marked here!

Reviewed by: Taylor S., Grade 8

What it's about: A girl named Zoey who got marked by a tracker. She has to get used to her new life as a vampire.

Why I picked it up: My mom told me it was a good book.

What I thought of it: I thought it was the best book ever. I would read the rest of the series.

I would suggest this for: People who like Twilight.

Other books in the House of Night Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted
7. Burned
8. Awakened
9. Destined


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Most Popular Books of the Summer

Need something good to read since school has started? Check out some of the books that were flying off our our shelves this summer.  How many of them have you already read?










Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Movie Review: Princess Kaiulani

Princess Kaiulani
Dir. Marc Forby
Check it out here!
What's it about: A Princess of Hawaii and they have a celebration for her becoming the heir for queen and Americans come and make her dad sign a treaty thing as so Princess Kaiulani has to go to America.
What I thought about it: I thought it was a sad yet happy movie.

Why I picked it up: I thought it would be interesting to watch and something different.

Star rating: 5 stars

I would suggest this for: All the people out there who loved someone and they died or did something horrible and didn't tell you.

Reviewed by: Melissa S., Grade 8

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Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer

Check out The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner here!

Reviewed by: Amanda M., Grade 9

What it's about: A new-born vampire, Bree, that is "born" into Victoria's army and how Victoria manipulated her army.

Why I picked it up: It's part of the Twilight series.

What I thought of it:I thought it was a really good book.  It gave another perspective on the story.

I would suggest this for: Anyone who liked the rest of the series.


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Review: Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred

Blade Silver: color me Scarred by Melody Carlson
Check it out from the Lawrence Public Library!

What it's about: A girl that cuts herself because her "house environment" isn't healthy. And that's a way she copes with her pain.

Why I picked it up: It looked good,and I do like serious books.

What I thought of it: It was depressing at times, but a great book!

Reviewed by: Keeran J.

Monday, August 22, 2011

YALSA Teens' Top Ten

What have been your favorite teen books from the last year?  Was it Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, You Killed Wesley Payne  by Sean Beaudoin, or Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld? Maybe something completely different that I haven't mentioned?
Voice your opinion on your top three picks at The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) website. Vote now through September 15th and look for the winners to be announced during Teen Read Week, October 16th - 22nd.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Music Review: Glee v.4

Artist: Glee
Title: Glee: The Music, volume 4

Reviewed by: Jacqueline B., Grade 8

What kind of music: All Sounds like: All

Why I picked it up: Cuz I love Glee! I'm a Gleek!

What I thought of it: It was awesome! Can Finn's voice get any better? I mean he can calm me down just by singing!

What was your favorite song and why? "May You", because I like the tune!


Check out the other Glee Soundtracks at the Lawrence Public Library!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Music Review: Never Shout Never

Summer EP by Never Shout Never

Reviewed by: Amanda M., Grade 9

What kind of music?: Pop/Rock

Sounds like: The Ready Set

Why I picked it up: I really like the artist, and the cover is cool.

What I thought of it: I really like the songs, they are really fun to listen to and sing along.

What was your favorite song and why?: Happy, because it's really upbeat and positive.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Notice anything new in the Teen Zone??

Our new sign arrived last week! Have you seen it yet? What do you think? We've made quite a few changes in the past year and more are to come with the library expansion project. Have you seen the new layout and designs on display in the library or on our website? Check them out and let us know your opinion. We're pretty excited about the new building and future teen zone space.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

TV Review: Glee Season 1 Volume 2

Glee: Season 1, Volume 2: Road to Regionals
Borrow it from the library here!

Reviewed by: Jacqueline B., Grade 8

What it's about: Quinn is pregnant with Puck's Baby, Rachel dates Jesse after Finn dumps her but then finds out he loves her and a whole lot more!

Why I picked it up: Cuz I love Glee!

What I thought of it: Loved it!!!! Finn is so hot! I loved his voice!

I would suggest this for: Any Gleek!


 Can't get enough Glee? Check out these other items available from the Lawrence Public Library!