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Review by Lazim, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group. Around the World in 80 days, written by Jules Verne, is an adventure book. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, and many others subsequently. The book starts out with Phileas Fogg making a bet with... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TPL Teens
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Review by Sudipta, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (movie), is a Netflix Original movie, released on August 17, 2018. It is based on the famous American novel, with the same title written by Jenny Han in 2014. The book itself has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at TPL Teens
Review by Marina, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) is about a fifteen-year-old girl, Clary Fray who heads out to the Pandemonium Club with her friends in New York City and witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at TPL Teens
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By: Surina WARNING: Spoilers! After 14 years, the Incredibles are back on the screen with even more action in The Incredibles 2! In this sequel, we are reunited with all the best characters of the previous film including Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Dash, Violet, Jack Jack, and even Edna, as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at TPL Teens
Review by Marina, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group The Remedy is a novel by Suzanne Young about a character named Quinn who helps different families and provides closure. She's a closer taking the role of dead girls’ lives. Closers are people who can take on the role of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by William, age 15. I Am Number Four is a good book with many fun moments and an interesting plot. It's a mashup of genres, mostly high school drama and sci-fi. The book is the first in a much longer series, and although it is the first introduction to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Lily, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group The Sun and her Flowers is written by Canadian-Indian poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur. This is her second collection of poetry, her first one being Milk and Honey. Both of these collections have been bestsellers and amazing reads. In this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Lily, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group Avengers: Infinity War came out on April 27th and is already one of the biggest Marvel movies to date almost earning $2 billion. *CONTAINS SPOILERS* scroll down to bottom for review. Check out Avengers books and other related material at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Written by Brentwood Youth Advisory Group members The Youth Advisory Group at Brentwood Branch There are about 100 billion brain cells in the average youth. And if there are 1.1 billion youth in the world, that gives us a *whole lot* of brain cells spitting out information and ideas with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Written by Ava V, Brentwood Youth Advisory Group member In July of 2010, it was estimated that there were 10.2 million youth (24 and younger) in Canada. This makes up about 30 percent of the population. Every day, youth are bombarded with images and pressures to live up to, whether... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at TPL Teens
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by Nathalie, member of the Brentwood Branch Youth Advisory Group A Room of Your Own is an interactive book club designed especially for teen girls. In this club you will be able to meet other teens who may have the same reading interests as you. Each month, the group discusses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Oishe, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group With the movie having been released quite recently, and the book having received hype for years and years, I thought it would be only appropriate to finally give Ready Player One a read. Written by Ernest Cline, the book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at TPL Teens
Review by Stephon, Dufferin Youth Advisory Group member. Fans of Toronto artist Drake were surprised when he released a two-track extended play titled Scary Hours. The first track, and the clear radio driven hit, “God’s Plan” is a huge chart topper. It became the 29th song of all time to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Deborah, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group The book Every Day by David Levithan is about a character ‘A’ who wakes up in a different body everyday. ‘A’ has lived his whole life with specific rules. Never interfere in the everyday life of the person of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group In this moment of time you’d have to have heard about the movie Black Panther. It’s been blowing up as it jumped past $500 million at the global box office. Critics have been praising the movie and naming it the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at TPL Teens
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by Terese Mason Pierre As a Toronto Public Library Editorial Youth Advisory Group (EYAG) member, one of the most common questions I get from teens and young adult writers, whether they’re on the EYAG or not, regards how they can get their work published. They’ve edited their work as much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Sophie, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group “Everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary, a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.” Or at least that’s what Ezra Faulkner thinks, a 17 year old “golden boy” who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Marilyn, member of the Dawes Road Youth Advisory Group Eric Walters has never failed to impress, especially with this nostalgic book. Shaken is filled with emotions that can make you laugh and cry all at the same time. This very ‘slice of life’ book is perfect for young... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Syed, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group Many people will have read Eoin (pronounced Owen) Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series and enjoyed it thoroughly. Well, most of them would have enjoyed it anyways. And if they are searching for another one of Colfer’s masterpieces, then it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Fathima, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary film based on the unfinished manuscript of the well-known American novelist and social critic, James Baldwin. This documentary is a journey into black history and connects the past of the Civil Rights... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Xena, age 17 From the beginning I could just tell I would love this book. The last time I felt this way about a book was when I read Alex, Approximately. It's that feeling when you're so connected to the writing and you don't want to stop reading.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Fariha, age 16, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group I wonder if there was anyone who expected the story to pan out exactly the way it did. "Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Mahnsi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Ferdinand is a movie about a bunch of bulls that are kept in a training farm where they are trained to compete against bullfighters. These bulls have only one purpose and that is to fight. There was this one bull... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Naailah The series I'm reviewing is Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, an anime that I binged in three nights because it was that good. The story follows a former convict named Yotaro who decides to pick up the Japanese art of rakugo after seeing Yakumo Yurakutei performing for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at TPL Teens
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Review by Naomi Monower, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group At first glance, everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too may confuse you, with the incorrect spelling and the childish drawings. However, once you truly decipher this novel it’s quite amazing. This book is about an alien named... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at TPL Teens