Teens

Unreliable Narrators and other Plot Twists

Who's telling the truth here? What is dream or reality? Can you figure out the twist before the reveal? These are stories that require some sleuthing to figure out what's real and what's fake.

We were liars by E. Lockhart

A monster calls: a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired from an idea by Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

True Stories Take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

After A Fault in Our Stars: What Next?

Not all are about romance, but find stories about friendships and illness and life.

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Side effects by Amy Goldman Koss

Small steps: the year I got polio by Peg Kehret

The honest truth by Dan Gemeinhart

My sister's keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Movies from Teen Books

Popular fiction that's already been turned into film. Read the book to earn a Bookworm Badge, then watch the movie for eLectrified!

The giver [videodisc] by the Weinstein Company and Walden Media present ; a Tonik/As Is Productions production ; in association with Yucaipa Films ; produced by Nikki Silver, Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg ; directed by Phillip Noyce

The fault in our stars [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; a Temple Hill production ; produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen ; screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ; directed by Josh Boone

The maze runner [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents ; a Gotham Group/Temper Hill production ; produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein ; screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin ; directed by Wes Ball

Divergent [videodisc] by Summit Entertainment presents a Red Wagon Entertainment production ; director, Neil Burger ; writers, Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor ; producers, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian

Craftapalooza for Teens

Food on Film for the Whole Family

Sink your tastebuds into a good movie this summer.

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation

How to eat fried worms [videodisc] by Gran Via ; Imagine Entertainment ; New Line Cinema ; Walden Media ; produced by Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer ; screenplay by Bob Dolman ; directed by Bob Dolman

Bee movie [videodisc] by produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg ; written by Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, Andy Robin ; directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith ; music, Rupert Gregson-Williams

My Favorite Girls: Chapter Books

Whether you're revisiting old favorites or experiencing them for the first time, here are some great characters, beloved of one life-long reader.

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

Dealing with dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Little women by Louisa May Alcott

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace ; illustrated by Lois Lenski

Video Game Themed Movies and TV Shows

The last starfighter [videodisc] by Universal

Level up [videodisc] by produced by Gideon Amir ; written by David Schneider, Derek Guiley ; directed by Peter Lauer

Pac-man and the ghostly adventures [videodisc]: let the games begin! directed by Moto Sakakibara

Ra.one [videodisc] by produced by Gauri Khan ; story and direction by Anubhav Sinha

Spy kids 3: [videodisc] game over by Dimension Films ; Los Hooligans Productions ; Troublemaker Studios

Sword art online. Vol. 1 [videodisc]: Aincrad arc, part 1 by director, Tomohiko Ito

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