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Best friends Mailee and Cara’s closeness is put to the test in this gritty novel about the bonds of friendship and the power of the unknown. After Cara’s sister dies, she becomes consumed with grief and soon after decides to devote herself to Firehorse, the leader of the small commune... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Makani Young is sent to live with her grandmother in small town Nebraska from her native Hawaii and after almost a year she is still finding it hard to adjust to things. Then, all at once students at Osbourne High begin to die; murdered in gruesome and horrifying ways. Makani,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Darcy Prentiss, the girl least likely to be entered into the Bay Festival Princess contest, is nominated for just that among other things in this contemporary teen novel by author Gillian French. It is summer and all Darcy is concerned with is picking berries to make some money to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at TPL Teens
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I have to start off by saying that I could not put this book down! I found myself reading far into the evening and enjoying every second of it… The novel follows a couple of students from Bayview High. The brain, the beauty the criminal and the athlete. If this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Popular Japanese manga series, Fruits Basket is getting reissued in collector's editions! Revisit this modern classic or read it for the very first time. The Sohma family has a long standing curse set upon them. When people exchange hugs, they turn into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Tohru Honda... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at TPL Teens
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Toronto based author, Kenneth Oppel’s newest book is sure to please old and new fans, alike! Set in 19th-century badlands, Oppel weaves together the story of Samuel Bolt, the son of renowned paleontologist Michael Bolt and Rachel Cartland, the daughter of Yale professor Frederick Cartland. Samuel and Rachel first meet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Rose and Michael are two young high school students who are in love and looking forward to the future. But when Rose becomes pregnant, she begins a downward spiral into denial, struggling with coming to terms with being pregnant, pulling away from her best friend and ultimately descending into her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Dare to Disappoint is a graphic memoir that tells the tale of Ozge and her journey from young childhood to young adulthood. Ozge grows up with a father who longs for her to go to school and become an engineer – like her older sister but, Ozge yearns for more…... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at TPL Teens
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I have always loved mystery novels, crime shows, and horror anything, so when I picked this book up I was happily surprised to see that Emmy Laybourne’s new novel, Sweet is peppered with elements of action, gore, and romance – right up my alley! In Sweet, Laurel and her friend... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at TPL Teens
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April is poetry month and I am happy to report that there are a number of excellent titles to choose from available through the Toronto Public Library. Whether you are interested in reading a book of prose or if you just want a good read, there are some wonderful books... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at TPL Teens
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Jenny Elliot dazzles readers with her debut novel, Save Me. Save Me is filled with paranormal romance, enchanting relationships, great dialogue, and thrilling scenes, which make this a great teen thriller! Cara Markwell is just your average teen- going through the motions, getting through high school, and hanging with her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at TPL Teens
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To Be or Not To Be: A Choosable Path Adventure By: Ryan North Let me start this blog post by saying that I really enjoy reading all kinds of books and this includes plays by William Shakespeare. I read Shakespeare in high school and I liked his plays for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at TPL Teens
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First published in Australia, Laura Buzo’s novel Love and Other Perishable Items, focuses on a young opinionated teen who falls in love with an older boy. Amelia and Chris first meet at the supermarket where they both work checkout but soon after their first encounter, Amelia falls head over heels... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at TPL Teens
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So I decided to blog about Old Man by David A. Poulsen- partly because he will be at Toronto Public Library very soon and also because one of his books (this one) is a White Pine nominee this year. I have to say, I am really happy I picked this... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at TPL Teens
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