These are all the Teen Talk Blog posted in September, 2008.
Letters About Literature
Have you read a book that has changed your way of thinking? Then consider entering the Letters About Literature Contest. To enter, simply write a letter to any author, living or dead, and explain how their book has changed your life. The contest has three levels:
- Level 1 - Grades 4-6
- Level 2 - Grades 7-8
- Level 3 - Grades 9-12
You can find more details and entry forms at the Letters About Literature Website
. Entry forms are also available in the Logan Library.
Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 3:54 PM / Category:Events
5 Books To Be Solved
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.
Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 2:40 PM / Category:5 Books
5 Books That Rock
Do you like listening to music? Why not try reading about it? Check out these five books with rock music themes.
- Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
- While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts.
- Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
- High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
- Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
- Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
- Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
- Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Starting a band with her best mates was just a way to have some fun. But when the group is joined by a charismatic bad-boy, things start happening.
- Rock Star, Superstar by Blake Nelson
- When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group, he finds the experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margaret.
Posted By Logan Library - Teen Talk Blog at 1:57 PM / Category:5 Books
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