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Review by Sneha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group In the year 1979, a satellite was sent to space. It went out of our solar system, but no one payed attention. Thirty-three years later, in 2012, someone was listening to the recordings that the satellite sent back. It was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TPL Teens
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Review by Sneha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Pictures and photography are my kind of thing. I just love how a moment becomes so precious when it is captured because it can be reviewed in the future to bring back the wonderful memories. Capturing nature is the most... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TPL Teens
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Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Hasan Minhaj is a South Asian stand-up comedian and actor who just recently became famous in America. The movie I’m reviewing is a stand up special film by Hasan where he speaks about his difficult childhood as an Indian Muslim... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Marilyn If Fantasy means fantasy dreamland, mysticism and imagination, then Lauren Kate has brought a whole different definition. Fallen is the type of fantasy novel that is completely unpredictable, and seems to only make you ask more questions as you go along to keep you turning pages. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Shania, Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group member The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday, August 27 was… interesting but also a tad bit boring. To see how many times Kendrick Lamar won was just… amazing! He really does deserve all those awards because he worked really hard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Nazia NBC's This Is Us follows the story of a few characters who give the impression of being unrelated, however, as you delve deeper into the pilot episode, it becomes clear how connected the characters are. Borrow TV shows on DVD from the library! The story is split... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Alexandra The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is a great book about how World War II affects Lily Tregenza, starting from her adolescence through her whole life, including her loves, remembrances, sadnesses and joys. A boy nicknamed “Boowie” receives a childhood diary from his Grandma Lily. Lily, her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Vaishnave How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh is relatively new and I was so excited to get my hands on it. If you’re from Toronto, there’s a high chance you’ve heard of Superwoman aka Lilly Singh. If you haven't, you’re Patrick because you live under a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Ibnat, age 14 The Red Pyramid is a book written by Rick Riordan and the first book in the Kane Chronicles series. The book is about two siblings, Sadie and Carter. Their dad, Julius Kane, takes them to the British Museum. But this nice trip soon turns into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Ashley 😊, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. Hi everyone! So today I'm doing a review on the books and the TV show called A Series Of Unfortunate Events. In the TV show, they portray the storyline as something that's supposed to be a comedy. In the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Alexandra A. Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters is a great book mainly about Percy Jackson, a 13-year-old demigod (definition: half mortal and half god), who is dyslexic, has ADHD and considers himself a “troubled kid.” He is also a brave, courageous and clever boy with green... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at TPL Teens
by Khadijah, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Water we shall not waste The calm waterfall Rushing down rapidly, fast The fresh start of spring The sparkles it makes when splashed Water we shall not waste Be aware of what it brings Sensations of being clean Thanks to water... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Rishona, member of the Editorial Youth Advisory Group. Lost At Sea is a coming-of-age graphic novel, written and illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley, with psychological undertones that could be interpreted as magical realism. It follows the story of one teenage girl as she walks familiar paths as an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Fabiha, age 14 Matched, by Ally Condie, is about a girl named Cassia Reyes, who lives in a world where everything is decided for her by the society. This includes where to work, where to live, what to eat, when to die and even whom to marry. As... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Yasmine, age 16 Get the Baby Driver soundtrack at the library! Baby Driver is a 2017 action-comedy, directed by Edgar Wright. It tells the story of Baby, a young talented getaway driver (played by Ansel Elgort), who lost his parents in a car accident as a child. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Debra, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group I have recently finished a 2016 Korean drama series called Descendants of the Sun. This drama is about a captain soldier and a doctor. Their relationship is filled with a lot of fear but there is also a lovely side... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Kathleen, age 13 At the end of last week, my close friend and I went to grab a quick bite. We were at Shops at Don Mills, so we walked into Jack Astor's and the people working there greeted us. We were asked to sit down for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Leya, age 19 In 2014, when I first read Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, I thought it was amazing, thinking it was a good representation about mental health but, after watching the Netflix series, my opinion changed. I grew up since then of course, I learned stuff,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Taneya “Deliciously dark, full of secrets and insane twists that make it impossible to put down!” —Jenny McCarthy Author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, and The Good Girls, Sara Shepard comes back with yet another thriller namely, The Heiresses—a novel about the prestigious Saybrooks, a family... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Kinda The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, featuring main character Tom Holland, is an extraordinary film because of the humour, the unpredictable moments, and because of the diversity. Firstly, the humor provides cohesiveness by keeping the movie going when there are no action scenes, keeping the audience hooked. For example,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Bridget, age 14 In the futuristic city of Kersh, everyone has a genetic Alternate. An Alternate is basically your twin, but he or she is raised by another family. Anywhere from the age of ten to twenty, you could be assigned to kill your Alt. If you successfully... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Keeirah, age 13 Dreamland is a novel written by Robert L. Anderson. Odea Donahue walked her first dream when she was six years old. Her mom didn't want this to happen. Walking dreams will be fun only IF she follows the three rules her mother told her. Never... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Kimuthu, age 17 Witchlanders is an amazing book that is packed with adventure and action. I have never read a book quite like this one. The names, the magic and the story itself are all very unique and that is what I really like about this book. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at TPL Teens
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Review by Eisha, age 13 The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming by Marvel Studios left us wanting for more, for the characters had grown on us, as had the movie's music and sound effects, that fit well in the scenes, and the combat between Spider-Man and his rivals — and, finally, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at TPL Teens