*A big thanks to RKeeling for our latest Fave Five.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -- 24 teens are chosen by a lottery system for the annual "Hunger Games", a reality TV show duel-to-the-death.... it's almost impossible to look away from the action!
Unwind by Neal Shusterman -- In a society where parents can "unwind" unwanted teens for their body parts, three runaways try to fight the system and make it past their 18th birthdays.... so creepy good!
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Quirky and fantastical short stories about the stranger parts of suburban life. Includes a water buffalo and other mysterious places and things. A must-read just for the pictures.
Scott Westerfeld writes dystopias and sci-fi that you can't put down.
***I grew up on mid-late 90s anime (pretty much just DragonBall and Sailor Moon), though I did broaden my horizons at PCEPs Anime Club. These are the manga series that I stumbled upon between 1999 and 2005. Enjoy!
1. Love Hina
Though a major shonen series, Love Hina has a great sense of humor and a brillian story line that any teen would find thoroughly entertaining.
Most of us, Patrons and Library Staff alike, do a little "Window Shopping" as we pass
down the aisles between the shelves. I'm no exception, and I admire the turn of a
phrase, be it printed or uttered, and there are many phrases that are part of the
American vocabulary as commonly understood ideas. Some of my favorites are
obscure, and some are universal, but I feel they all offer language well used, and
ideas well presented.
They are, in ascending order of merit ( In my humble opinion):
#5."When the leader of the pack misses his kill, he is called the
Thanks to Socstar901 for this latest Fave Five!
Marked by P.C. Cast
It is about vampires... and I LOVE vampires and romances! This book has both!
Betrayed by P.C. Cast
Next after Marked! HAS VAMPS (vampires)!! LOVE vampires.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Our latest Fave Five comes from Carly, a patron of the library.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I loved Twilight. It was a captivating and wonderful romance. It is based on a vampire-human relationshp, and the troubles about that. Her clumsiness and her hilaraious thoughts are something I can relate to.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks