Here’s what’s happening this week at the South Kingstown Public Library for teens entering Grades 7 and up:
“It Came From the Library”
Teen Read Week October 14-20
To celebrate Teen Read Week, the South Kingstown Public Library is holding our own Teen Choice Awards! However, we don’t want to know just your favorite book. We want to know more:
What book should be made into a movie?
What book has the best cover?
What book has the best “bad guy”?
Between September 17 and October 12, visit any South Kingstown Public Library branch and fill out your ballot.
The teen choice winners will be announced on Saturday, October 20th at our Teen Read Week Read-a-Thon Celebration!
Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Kate Olsen and Alex Pettyfer comes out today! Based on the book of the same name by Alix Flinn, Beastly is an updated version of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Told from the point of view of the Beast, Flinn’s book tells the tale of Kyle Kingsbury, a popular but cruel high school student. After humiliating a girl at a school dance, a she reveals to him that she is a witch. She puts a curse on him, causing him to be as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. She give him two years to figure out how to break the curse…after that, he will remain a beast forever.
While the plot is familiar, generally following the classic fairy tale, Flinn’s update takes place in modern day New York. From the trailer, it looks like details from the book were tweaked a little, but you be the judge!
What was your favorite book this year? Heist Society by Ally Carter? Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld? Maybe it was Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen? Or maybe it was something else?
Now through September 17th you can vote in the YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten of 2010!
While you are waiting for the latest book in Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series (which FYI, will be here in June!), be sure to check out Heist Society! Katrina Bishop has spent her childhood helping her father in the family business…art theft. However, she’s ready to get out and live a normal life at her New England boarding school. However, she finds herself unwillingly back in the game when her father is accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
Click here to request Heist Society from the library.
It’s time to voice your opinion! The Young Adult Library Services Association wants to know what you think are the best books for 2009!
From August 25-September 18 visit the Teen Read Week website and vote for your favorite. Nominations include:
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Graveyard Book by Neal Gaiman
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins
- Wake by Lisa McMann
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
- Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
- ….and many more!
The winning titles will be announced in October during Teen Read Week.