Teen Read Week 2012

October 4th, 2012

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Every year, the Young Adult division of the American Library Association promotes Teen Read Week. TRW is an opportunity to get teens reading for the fun of it! To celebrate this week, we’ve got some great things happening at the library October 14th to 20th.

Are you artistic? We’ve got a contest for you! Open to tweens and teens in grades 6-12, think creatively and create a piece of art inspired by the Teen Read Week theme – It Came from the Library. It can be a painting, drawing, sculpture, photo, or any other visual art form you would like to create. You could win a $75 Barnes and Noble gift card! Click on this link for more info.

You can also stop by the library for a great read and a free glow-in-the-dark wristband, while supplies last. Our librarians would love to help you find a book that’s just right for you.
Try some of these great options for quick and fun reads this Teen Read Week…

– Finished The Hunger Games and looking for something similar? Try Legend by Marie Lu, Divergent by Veronica Roth, or Matched by Ally Condie.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Equal parts humorous and heartbreaking)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (A tough teen issue, a gripping story)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (The story of a mysterious orphanage told through both words and eerie photos)
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Teens in high school might feel like aliens, this teen is one)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (The story of a boy named Nobody and his ghostly caretakers)
Want To Go Private by Sarah Darer Littman (Virtual friendship might not be what it seems)
The Enemy by Charlie Higson (A zombie apocalypse that’s a bite above the rest)
– Or try a graphic novel and let the pictures tell the story… Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel, Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang, and The Stuff of Legend series by Mike Raicht are all awesome!

If these don’t spark your interest, stop by your branch and ask a librarian for a recommendation or fill out this online form to receive an e-mail with personalized recommendations.

What’s your favorite “teen” read?

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