7.16.2018

Teen Book Review: EVERY DAY by David Levithan

Teen Book Review of Every Day by David Levithan
by Stella S.

Every Day is a romantic young adult book about a soul that changes bodies every day, never the same body twice, but always people living around the same area or place. This soul does not have a gender or a family or past. It just came to be one day and its life began by living through other people. This soul would live a person’s life for them for one day until midnight comes and it wakes up in another body. As long as this soul has lived, it has not done anything that reveals itself and it has just always tried not to damage its body’s life. But everything changes when it falls in love with a teenage girl named Rhiannon. They want to make something work but it’s almost impossible when this soul becomes someone else all the time. On top of that, someone that the soul once took the body of is becoming suspicious of why he can’t remember a day of his life at all. How can two people be together and love each other if their own lives are constantly trying to tear them apart?

This book definitely lived up to its reputation without being too sappy. It had its moments, but overall it was the perfect amount of romance. It was actually a very mature kind of romance and I think every teenager would love it if they’re interested in romantic books. It is a very heartwarming story of first loves and forbidden romances. I would hate to spoil anything, so all I will tell you is that the ending is satisfying. I love the writing. Since there are so many different bodies and characters in the story, there is a lot of room for imagination and I personally love to fill in the gaps-but that might not be for everyone. But if you like a looser kind of writing, you would love this book. It’s something I will most definitely read again.


If Stella's review makes you want to read Every Day, don't forget to look for it's sequel, Another Day. AND! A third book titled Someday is coming out October 2018! 

 

7.11.2018

Own your voice with #ownvoices stories

#ownvoices started as a Twitter hashtag by Corrine Duyvis in 2015. It basically means that the main character and author share a marginalized identity in some way. We love it because there are so many authors out there with so many stories to share, and some authors don't get that opportunity because of race, sexual orientation, a disability, etc. We want these authors' books out there because they deserve their stories told, too.

And, we feel like everyone should be able to see someone they recognize in books, no matter who they're identifying with.


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adebeyo
Seventeen-year-old ZĂ©lie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magic, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.




6.26.2018

Have you visited the new TEEN ROOM yet?!?!

The Main Library officially has a room just for teens!



Our new Teen Room opened last month! All teen/YA books are now kept in that room, and now we can even host programs there as well!



We're still working on it on decor and setup, and furniture will be coming later this summer or early in the fall. So if you're looking for Teen Summer Raffle slips, the Name That Day in Rap & Hip Hop History, or the voting for the Kill the Boy Band Bracket Challenge, you can find them all the brand new TEEN ROOM!



Stop in and see what you think!