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Friday, 26 December 2008
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5 Reel Good Books
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Twilight and Harry Potter aren't the only young adult books to be put on film. Check out this list of five more young adult books that got made into movies.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon
In her first year at a suburban New Jersy high school, Mary Elizabeth Cep, who now calls herself "Lola," sets her sights on the lead in the annual drama production, and finds herself in conflict with the most popular girl in school.
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
Told in alternating chapters, this he said/she said romance is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers who are just trying to figure out who they want to be.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.

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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 4:26 PM
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008
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5 Books to Keep You Up at Night
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Too old for trick or treating? Try getting into the Halloween spirit by reading one of these spooky tales.
Cirque du Freak : A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.
Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar
Thirty-five creepy stories about pigeons, ancient predators, Girl Scouts, and other terrifying things.
Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.
Spirit by Jason Hightman
In 1892, a wealthy, seventeen-year-old married couple, Tess and Tobias Goodraven, lay ghosts to rest for the thrill of it but, separated by the terrible witch who was responsible for the Salem witchcraft horrors, they may not have strength to survive, much less help the dead.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.
For more chill-inducing tales try our list of Horror and Supernatural Novels for Teens.
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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 12:44 PM
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Thursday, 18 September 2008
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5 Books To Be Solved
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Get your mind working with these 5 young adult mysteries. See if you can solve the mystery before the teen detective does.
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.
Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls.
Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor
In 1886 England, when fifteen-year-old Mariah begins working at the Prince Regent Hotel and discovers many previous workers have disappeared, he tries to solve the mystery, only to find that nothing is as it appears.
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
While traveling in London, Paris, and Amsterdam, fourteen-year-old best friends Kari and Lucas solve an international art forgery mystery.
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Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 2:40 PM
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