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Series Books

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Best Teen Read Web Sites

YALSA TEEN READ APP

What to read, what to read? What if you had a cool app on your phone or tablet that could help you search nearby libraries for the book you want, suggest a "hot pick," allow you to share your finds with friends? Well, now you do!Download YALSA's

Teen Reading APP

 

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Puma Readers

Fall 2016: Sept 22, Oct 20, Dec 1st

Puma Readers discussed FanGirl and ReadyPlayerOne Thursday, October 20th at lunch. Next selection: An Ember in the Ashes, we will send out a Remind 101 when it is ready to check out!

 

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Ready Player One summary (from Lit Lovers),  Ready Player One discussion questions (from Kalamazoo Public Library)

Fan Girl summary (from Lit Lovers), Fan Girl discussion questions (from Bookfeels, scroll down past Jane Austen!) 

An Ember in the Ashes -- see what people are saying about it on GoodReads

Do Teens Still Read and Use the Library?

Spring 2016: The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey

 

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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: Alien invasions (yes, in waves, this book starts as the 5th wave of invasions is happening). True love. Survival. Lots more, we loved it!

THE "BIG QUESTION": What does it mean to be human?

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR here.

GREAT DISCUSSION OF THIS BOOK ON UnLeashing Readers blog here.

FAVORITE QUOTE: (Cassie, main character): “But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”

READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKED: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Divergent series by Veronica Roth, The Monstrumologist series by Ricky Yancey, The Host by Stephanie Meyer, Legend by Marie Lu

VIDEO TRAILERS ON YOUTUBE: Just search the 5th Wave, they will be blocked if I post them here.

PUMA READERS RECOMMEND

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Divergent by Veronica Roth Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Legend by Marie Lu
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan The Maze Runner by James Dashner Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
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Eon : Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Paper Towns by John Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Problems only Book Lovers Understand

 

Do novelists purposely put symbolism in their stories?

One student, tired of hunting for symbolism in novels for his English class, went straight to the source and sent out a survey to famous writers. Here's what he found out:

Famous Novelists on Symbolism

But what do YOU think? What is the best book you read this summer? Did it have symbolism? 

Book Spine Poetry

Look at the examples to get an idea; the "poem" is read from the top of the stack down, and should make sense!

Book Spine Poetry

Funny Fake Book Titles

Read the examples, then see if you can create your own! (do you get it?!!!)

Walking to School the First Day Back by Misty Bus

The Day the Carpool Forgot Me by I. Rhoda Bike

Can’t See the Chalkboard by Sidney Backrow

Songs for Children by Barbara Blacksheep

School Truancy by Marcus Absent

How to Write Big Books by Warren Peace

The Lion Attacked by Claude Yarmoff

Making it Through the First Week of School by Gladys Saturday

What Happens When You Get Caught Skipping School by U. Will Gettitt