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Review by Chelsea, age 12 Overcooked by Ghost Town Games is a fun, cooperative game for your and your friends! It involves a great amount of teamwork, quick thinking, and of course, cooking. Can you master the art of cooking and save your city by feeding the meatball beast? The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Review by Maryann, age 17 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This story takes place during World War 2 in Germany, and is centered around a ten-year-old girl named Liesel. In this novel, the story is narrated by Death who describes the events that happen during this period of time,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviews by Tiffany, age 18 ************************************************************************************************************** A story about hope in an enchanting world with a unique protagonist – it will leave you breathless. Ally Condie’s Atlantia left me in pieces. I was literally brimming with emotions by the time I put this book down at 2:30 in the morning.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Review by Chelsea, age 12 Do you love sports? Do you have three older brothers who also love sports? Maybe you don't, but Charlotte Reynolds does. As a sixteen-year-old, being raised by a single father and being surrounded by athletics friends has its perks. You could outscore every boy you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Review by Fariha, age 14 ** Thanks a lot to Penguin Canada for providing me with an ARC of Soundless a year ago. Sorry I hadn't read it until now, woops. ** All the book reviews I've sent in so far have been very positive and expressed my immense love... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Review by Lisa, age 15 Do you believe in ghosts? Haunted houses? Evil spirits? I do. Especially after reading Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, I am terrified of going down to the basement and walking around in the dark. Though beautifully illustrated, this book is spine chilling and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Review by Catherine, age 15 God has descended upon Vishram Society, an old apartment complex in Vakloa, India, where the sky bleeds Rupees if you can build up to it. God had visited the slums earlier, offering a staggering price for a piece of property. Construction companies blossom, racing to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviews by Siam, age 14 ****************************************************************************************************************************************** Slated by Teri Terry I'm re-reading this trilogy. This trilogy is pretty awesome. It's like oh yeah sorta high up there on my ranks of favourite trilogies. This is like my 4th time reading this trilogy and for someone like me (someone who RARELY... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviews by Sadit, age 13 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************* Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl This was a pretty good book. I loved the story and especially the little elements that were unique to it. There are so many stories of cursed/forbidden love and trying to escape destiny so the things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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I have always enjoyed reading fairy tales and other classic stories from many different places. I like to see where they come from, what were the ideas behind them, and how they can change depending on who was telling them. Some of my favourite books are based on retellings of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
Happy Simcoe Day, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your August long weekend, and doing lots of fun stuff with your friends. Speaking of fun, here is a list of some more great programs happening at the Toronto Public Library this week: Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Fariha *spoilers about personalities of characters I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt. No way could I pass up a novel that had that quote on the inside cover. Fantasy is my favourite genre and dark... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Daniel When I first heard about this book, I thought it was really stupid. All my friends were telling me to read it but I didn’t want to. After a while, I gave into the temptation and read the book. I soon fell in love with the book and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Mark I came upon this book when I was in the library looking for something to read. This book wasn't lying on a shelf in alphabetical order like all the rest, but was lying on one of the tables. Possibly, someone picked it up and placed it down just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Asifa Hearts at Stake may sound like every other vampire book, with a human girl, a vampire boy and vampire problems. The overall plot does have vampire problems with evil vampires trying to take over the world but what makes this series so enjoyable is the way the author... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Jessie I recently read the book, Sing written by Vivi Greene. As judgmental as it sounds, I was sold on this book because of it's creative cover art rather than the plot itself, which sounded very cliché and Hannah Montana-like. When I first began reading, it was a seemingly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Alvira Anime is NOT a cartoon!!!! It's a separate piece of work...just like books or movies. Just wanted to get that cleared. And the anime I would recommend would be FAIRY TAIL. It is the best anime to ever exist. It had me hooked from beginning to end, it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Daniel In the fifth book in this Series, Professor Dumbledore forms the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society formed to stop Voldemort from carrying out his plans. Meanwhile, Fudge, the Minister for Magic takes action and interferes with the ongoings at Hogwarts by making Professor Umbridge, The New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Norah Agatha Christie's book Murder on the Orient Express is a thrilling murder mystery that will leave you guessing to the very end, only to leave you shocked. This timeless book is loved by all, and is defiantly a good read. I would recommend it to anyone who can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Ella I absolutely ADORE this book. This is my favourite book of all time, and that's saying a lot, because I read a ton of books. It's about 500 pages long, so if you're looking for light reading this may not be the one for you. But it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Brenda Isn't that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real? The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story about a wealthy and privileged girl named Kestrel who must choose the military or marriage and a poor, rebellious slave named Arin who has no choice.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Natasha The Harry Potter series is a famous fantasy series that also happens to be the bestselling series in the world. Its author, J. K. Rowling, has earned millions of dollars and fans by writing the series. The seven books follow the story of a boy named Harry Potter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Who do admire in your life? Is it someone you know personally? Maybe someone famous from the past? Or is it a character from a book that you love to read from cover to cover every chance you get? I really enjoy reading about people with lots of personal strength,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at TPL Teens
Hi everyone! Happy early Canada Day! I hope you're all enjoying your summer vacations so far. :) Here are some more great programs for youth that you can take advantage of this summer at your local branch of the Toronto Public Library this coming long weekend: 3D Printer Certification --... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Broken Pencil is back at Thorncliffe Library with a new program: Zine Machine: Maps of the Invisible. Join artists Annie Wong and Sab Meynert in a collaborative art-based map-making project as we explore the internal and external, physical and abstract spaces of the neighbourhood, your mind, and your heart. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at TPL Teens