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!
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.