This month, we will be reading Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. In his first young adult novel, Grisham introduces us to Theodore Boone, who is only 13 years old and already a lawyer in his own mind. Theo keeps an "office" at home and dispenses legal advice to both classmates and adults. He finds himself over his head when an eyewitness to a high-profile local murder contacts him with critical information. The witness is an illegal immigrant and is afraid of coming forward. Without his testimony, the guilty party will go free.
17 year old Amber Appleton is a peculiar sort of girl. She is an incorrigible optimist. She is the life of the party, she stands up for the weak, cheers up the elderly, and saves stray dogs, all with never-ending enthusiasm and positivity. Only, as you can expect, such an approach to life is not necessarily healthy. It is too much of a burden to hold up so many people. One day, after a particularly devastating event, Amber can't take it any longer and succumbs to depression. Will she be able to pull through?
Happy Teen Read Week! This year's theme is "It Came From The Library." We're celebrating with a display of books that feature creepy creations. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other unnatural things are waiting within the pages of these awesome thrillers. So, what are YOU waiting for? We invite you to take one of our suggested reads, or browse the Young Adult section for the new best book you've ever read.
Mmmm...BRAINS! Seems like zombies are all the rage these days, right? I mean, every other person I see has oozing bloody wounds and is shambling along the sidewalk. Of course that could have something to do with Halloween being two days away, but I feel I can safely say that the walking dead are here to stay (ha ha, Walking Dead, ha, pun intended). And nowhere are they more popular than in the zombie fiction that's spreading like a virus at libraries, book stores, and online.
We are counting down to our fifth meeting of the school year! Our next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Thursday, January 31st.
So far this year, we have read some really good books. The North Platte Junior High Teen Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 2:52 p.m. in the Junior High library. Here are the titles we have read so far:
I picked up Plain Truth a couple years ago after watching the movie, My Sister’s Keeper, and subsequently reading the book of the same title. I had decided to read all of Picoult’s novels, because I was so moved by My Sister’s Keeper.