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In the follow up/companion novel to "Openly Straight" Bill Konigsberg takes us back into the world of Ben Carver. Ben's life is back to normal and he has put the difficult relationship with Rafe behind him and he is doing very well. He is captain of the baseball team, has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TPL Teens
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In 2014 Danielle Paige introduced a new chapter in the Oz mythology; well researched and true to the originals, this new novel was about how Dorothy had returned to Oz and was ruining this magical place. Three years later and 7 novellas, 2 novels and we are finally coming to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Many times young people and their love of reading gets ignored by more traditional book clubs or by the fear that the book club will be too much like a high school English class room. But that is not to say that youth do not enjoy a good read and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Every once in a while a group of books come along that are all very well received by the critics. These are the books that we look forward to as we have a sense that we are getting something precious, something insightful, something that we will want to read and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at TPL Teens
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This book had me by the cover. And I am not saying that you should judge a book by it's cover, but keep in mind that cover does a lot in selling the book. In Nina LaCour's new title (wonderfully being made to the public on valentines day) we have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at TPL Teens
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In the mystical and magical land of Brooklyn lives Vassa and her not so pleasant stepmother and constantly bickering step sisters. The wealthy and glamorous people put on their absolutely adorable shoes and go out partying often. There is a huge cultural divide between the upper class people and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Danielle Paige burst onto the scene a few years ago with her re-imagining of the land of OZ. In her new title "Stealing Snow" she has taken the fairy tale of "The Snow Queen" (think Frozen but the original story" and re-imagined it as a modern day pilgrimage of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at TPL Teens
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The library offers many resources for students to help them improve on their research, studying, skill learning, memorizing, etc. Here are a few items offered from "Safari Tech and Business Books Online" that will make your studying and learning a bit more streamlined. Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015): Just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at TPL Teens
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The library offers many online resources for the use of our patrons. Here are a few online resources to help make your school life and education a bit more virtual. All of these items are available from Overdrive. How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours (2016): Three-time Australian Memory... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at TPL Teens
Planned Parenthood Toronto Are you between the ages of 16-19 years old? Do you like to talk/write about sex? Then you should apply to be a peer volunteer with Teen Programming! Teen Programming volunteers run Teen Health Source, an information service for GTA youth with questions about sexual and reproductive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Hi All! Looking for some fun and exciting things to do this summer? Keep any eye on the TPL Teens Summer Edition page all summer long, as we got you covered on the events taking place at the Toronto Pubic Library for Youth. To kick things off, take a look... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Ayesha Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - by Ransom Riggs "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children" has the kind of cover that has you picking up the book hoping for a creepy horror story that will keep you up at night. They’re right when they say not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Zainab I have recently read ‘’Uglies’’ by Scott Westerfeld and it completely blew my mind. From the title, I predicted the book would be about girls and problems leading to insecurity. It was close to what I had anticipated. Westerfeld has set this book in a future time,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Reena I'm going to be reviewing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. This was a great novel- no doubt a thriller! I was hooked from the beginning with Rachel's unique personality and mindset and was curious to find out more about her history. Paula Hawkins flawlessly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Maryann Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - By J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany As a huge fan of the Harry Potter series since the very beginning, I knew I had to get my hands on J.K. Rowling's latest story "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Fariha The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson is a high-fantasy novel that explores the consequences of “the prophesied hero failing to defeat the Dark Lord.” The world-building is absolutely brilliant and I admire Mr. Sanderson for easing us so well into the workings of this high fantasy world.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Aaron Rachel When I first saw the trailer for the film NERVE, I felt very conflicted. I knew I liked the concept, but I was weary of the execution. I figured it could go one of two ways: cheesy teen angst movie trying to appeal to millennials through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Belinda from the Cedarbrae branch. Poles Apart is a novel written by Terry Fallis, best-selling author of The Best Laid Plans. The novel is about the struggles that Everett Kane experiences in his life, as a 36-year-old straight, white male, supporting feminism. As a freelance writer living in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Rifa from the Cedarbrae branch Cry Baby is the debut album by Melanie Martinez, a 21 year old singer and songwriter known for her appearance on the popular TV show The Voice. This album is a concept album, it tells the story of the character Cry Baby. Cry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Minh from the Weston library Here is my review for "Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a mother knows best, what's a daughter to do?" by Elaine Lui This is a great book that I definitely wouldn't mind reading again. Elaine Lui writes about how her mother, who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Lisa Time Between Us is a science-fictional/adventure/romance novel with a hint of mystery written by Tamara Ireland Stone. Tamara Ireland Stone is also the author of the sequel to Time Between Us; Time after Time (which I can’t wait to read!). At my first glance at the title... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Molly The Maze Runner is a thrilling and suspenseful novel, and also the first book to the entire the Maze Runner series. The books are written by James Dashner, an American writer of speculative fiction. The novel includes many cliff hangers and action scenes. The book is about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Harinderjit Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. It tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move to California in search of new job opportunities. Mice and Men is a 9/10 for me. I loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Peter Halo Wars is an Xbox 360 video game. It is an RTS video game based off the Halo franchise. The game has two main modes. Campaign and multiplayer. The campaign follows the story of The Spirit of Fire a UNSC space cruiser.The space cruiser is lead by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Lisa 'Twas the evening of July 22nd, 2016 when I laid my eyes on the coolest, most popular video game. We've been on and off ever since. It brightens my day and enrages me. It makes me laugh out loud and frustrates me beyond words. I guess you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TPL Teens