Ronald Koertge is famous for his angst-filled, fast-paced, witty, realistic fiction. His often offbeat characters, frank depictions of teenage life, and humorous dialogue make these coming-of-age stories engaging for teen readers. Koertge explores themes of friendship, self-acceptance, death, young love, and family relationships. He is not afraid to touch upon controversial subjects in his stories. . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author Ronald Koertge’s birthday?
T. A. Barron is famous for writing fast paced, action-filled, world building fantasy fiction. Most stories are heroic quests filled with twists on Arthurian legends, and other myths. Have you read any of these: The Lost Years of Merlin (The Lost Years of Merlin series) Child of the Dark Prophecy (Greater Tree of Avalon series) . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author T. A. Barron’s birthday?
Ralph Fletcher is a writer of children’s picture books, young adult fiction, and poetry. Have you read any of these?
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem From the Inside Out
Young Adult reader’s that enjoy works by Ralph Fletcher, might also like the works of Paul . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author Ralph Fletcher’s birthday?
The Ides of March is approaching…
Find out what hysterical, tragic, romantic, and devious twists await Shakespeare’s characters. Stop by the Main Library and check out the Young Adult Room Display highlighting some of the Bard’s famous works.
Happy Reading! . . . → Read More: “Beware the Ides of March”
Valentine’s Day is around the corner… This February treat yourself to something unexpected! Take a chance, and check out a book from the Main Library’s Teen Room “Blind Date with a Book” display. Happy reading everyone! . . . → Read More: Blind Date with a Book @ FTPL!
This week’s staff pick is Under the Bridge by Michael B. Harmon.
Wearing a police wire, a skateboarding street boy confronts the drug dealer who threatens to kill his brother. A fast-paced and highly charged novel capturing the enduring bond between brothers and their struggle for survival.
. . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer The Real World…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th
This weeks staff pick is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
It’s a cryogenic nightmare. Amy decided to leave everything behind her and join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. The plan was to travel on the spaceship Godspeed cryogenically frozen to a new planet. The journey was to last 300 years. . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th
This week’s staff pick is Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr.
A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy. In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd
This week’s staff pick is Shelter (Mickey Bolitar series, book I) by Harlan Coben.
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents and former life, he is forced to change schools and live with his estranged uncle Myron. As time goes on he meets a great girl named Ashley, and things finally seem . . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd
This week’s staff pick is Divergent by Veronica Roth.
In a future dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. On an appointed day of the year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th