Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Touch Series

Deadly Little Secrets is Book One in The Touch Series by Laurie Stolarz.

Synopsis: Until three months ago, everything about sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at an art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes far from ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead she's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help – but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something...but he's not the only one with a secret. (http://www.lauriestolarz.com/novels/deadly_little_secret.html)

My Review: I found this series while searching through the YA Fiction collection at my library. I ended up reading it and could not put it down. Camelia's character endures everyday pressures of being a teen including love, school, and peer pressure. However, she also is caught up in a scary situation with a possible stalker and her feelings for Ben. This book has romance, suspense, and humor; there a little for every type of reader. This is a great series! Book Two in the series, Deadly Little Lies, explores the powers of psychometry further as Camelia is wrapped up in a love triangle with many secrets. Book Three, Deadly Little Games, comes out this fall. So, check out the first two books

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Even though the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was published just a few years ago, I just found this series not too long ago. This book is an intense and way awesome read. Panem, the fictitious setting, is divided into 12 districts. The book centers around Katniss and Peeta, the representatives from District 12, who participate in the televised and popular Hunger Games. Each district sends 2 representatives to these games. The winner is the last person standing! Can you believe it!?!? Teens are fighting to the death on national television!!!
The book teems with themes such as love, survival, loyalty, perseverance, suffering, freedom, fear, and betrayal. I couldn't put it down!!! Even better there is a sequel...Catching Fire. A third installment, Mockingjay, is due August 2010. There's even talks of Lionsgate (movie producers of Twilight Saga Series) producing a movie about it! This series does not disappoint; it's filled with action that will keep your fingers turning! This series is definitely not for the light-hearted or weak stomach.

Teen Scene

Teen Scene @ the Pearl Public Library

Need something fun to do on a Saturday? Come join us this Saturday, April 24th from 1:00 to 3:00. We are demonstrating the art of origami paper folding. Learn to make simple works of origami art. Make a crane or a dragon or just use your imagination to make your own creation. Stick around for refreshments!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Celebrate National Library Week!

Check out the CMRLS Online Calendar for programs during National Library Week or any time @ your library! You'll find what you expect at your library today; such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and computers. And homework help! You'll also find Wii tournaments, computer classes, craft nights, game nights, pizza parties, book clubs, anime, graphic novels, video games and the newest DVDs to check out...and that's just the beginning! Staff have so many ways to help you find JUST what you want to read, also. Celebrate @ your Library!

Stop by your Library to see what's NEW and FUN!