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The first book in Lauren Myracle's Internet Girls series was completely groundbreaking when it was published in 2005.  An epistolary novel documenting tenth grade written entirely in IM messages between three teen girls?!?!  Yeah, it practically flew off the shelves.  And managed to drag teens away from the computer to read a real, live, actual book.  The fourth book, yolo, comes out on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The girls are in their first year of college, and it's documented with the latest technology -- texts and tweets.  Find all four of the books in the Teen Spot at Hoover Public Library!

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The Giver -- Receive Your Destiny

Lois Lowry has written many wonderful books, but the most popular (and controversial) is The Giver.  This quinntessential dystopian novel won the 1994 Newbery Medal.  Since then, it has sparked numerous classroom discussions and debates.  The movie adaptation, which hits theaters on August 15, 2014, is sure to do the same . . . and not just because of the subject matter.  Hollywood made some changes.  While participating in a panel at Comic-Con, Lowry addressed some of the differences between the book and the movie.  If she's satisfied, I'm satisfied.  If you haven't read the book yet (or if, like me, you need a refresher course), the Hoover Public Library can help.  We have the book in many formats.

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Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins is one of my absolute favorite authors of teen romance!  She wrote Anna and the French Kiss and its companion book Lola and the Boy Next Door.  Her newest book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, is the third and final in this trilogy.  I cannot wait to get swept away!

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling is love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh.  But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever.  Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

 

   

Summer reading is done for the year, but reading is still going strong.  At least, it is among the Hoover Public Library Kid Zone/Teen Spot staff.  And, no, we do NOT read 24 hours a day.  How could we do that and still get our work done?!?
AUGUST 2014
KIDS

The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi
Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills (#2)
The Classroom: Trick Out My School! by Robin Mellom (#3)
Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Glass Sentence by S. E. Fore
A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy (#3)

Summer Reading 2014 is more than winding down.  It is coming to an end.  Dunh dunh DUNNHH! (That is what I always sing when I make an earth-shaking announcement.  In case you haven't noticed, I tend to be dramatic.)  The LAST DAY that kids and teens can earn tickets, redeem them for prizes, or enter their names in any of the grand prize drawings is FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014.  The Hoover Public Library is open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on that day.

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Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.