Monday, August 31, 2009

Twilight Series Book Club!!!

We've had so many requests for Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series that we're starting a book and film club. The club will meet once a month from September to December. We've ordered tons of book copies and can get the film as well. Come get your copy today!!!

Twilight Book Club Meeting #1 Tuesday September 22 from 6-7pm (All ages welcome)We will be discussing the first novel of the series, watching clips from the movie and comparing two. We’ll be checking out Stephanie Meyer’s designated “book soundtrack” and the official soundtrack from the film. Snacks will be served and prizes will be given!! Haven’t read the books yet? Visit us and check one out today! Call to register a spot for yourself and your friends: 767-1650 or email Jessica at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Teen Book Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Reviewed by G.MP.

Kate Brown’s life is turned upside down when she starts high school. Her friend abandons her, Will, the boy who's hooked up with half the girls in the school now shows a sudden interest in her, her father loses his job and now works for “A Perfect You” Vitamin’s booth in the mall, and Kate is forced against her own will to work for him. Kate’s life is a mess. The things that are happening are making Kate hurt inside, but these bad things will turn into good things and would like to enter Kate to make life easier. Kate will have to let them if she wants. Will Kate want a good life with no problems, friends she can depend on and a happy going family? Or will she want friends who act like she doesn't even exist, and an awful family who has problems 24/7. Which will Kate chose the happy-going life or the heart breaking one? Read to find out!!!

The plot was totally amazing and the way the characters acted with each other was too. The characters acted everything out just wonderfully and it was great how they interacted and found what was actually happening to figure it out together. By far my favorite characters in the story were Kate and Grandma

Favorite quote: "Try? That’s your advice? Great, Granma. Thanks." "Darling the world doesn’t owe you anything." "Wow that so makes me feel better.""Its not supposed to" she said, “That part is up to you."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Teen Book Review: Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewed by G.MP.
Luna is a breathtaking story about a seventeen-year-old boy named Liam O'Neill who's a straight A student and a girl's best friend. But Liam also has a secret that nobody knows could ever happen. Liam’s a girl named Luna at midnight. The only one who knows his secret is his sister Regan. Liam wants to be known for who he is on the inside not for what he looks like. Will Liam turn into a freak show perv that dresses up as a girl or will people see him for a boy who wants to be himself???????? Read to find out!

The plot was great and I liked how the characters interacted with each other and how they worked together. This story was really good - it has its sad and happy moments too. The story shows that while Liam is going through a rough time trying to show who he really is to everyone, Regan has flashbacks and sees her brother evolving so that he can be just like his little sister. My favorite characters were Regan and Liam "Luna." My favorite quote was “You're not leaving this house dressed like that. You look like a.....clown. Go downstairs and change." Luna’s spine fused. “No. This is who I am. This is how I choose to live the rest of my life."

If you like Luna you’ll like Far from Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Upcoming Teen Book Club!!

Brought to you by popular demand...

We're building a teen book club!

You choose the books, you choose the topics, you choose the time.

We'll have snacks, good company and a LOT to discuss.
We're hoping to start once school does, but first we need to know:
If you could choose ONE book to begin with, what would it be?
Are there any books that you think would cause a LIVELY discussion?
We would probably meet once a month or so. What would be the BEST day/time for you?
Leave a comment on the blog below!
If you prefer, you can always email Jessica at to give ideas, suggestions or to ask questions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Library Teen Film Contest Winners

It's official. After a long waiting period, the results from
our film contest are in. Winners are Monica Vandehei
and Michaela Indermaur - chosen for their "Forgotten
Felines" video. The girls will recieve gift cards to Best Buy
and will have their movie posted for all to see. Great work
- and thanks for participating in the Essex Library Teen
Film Contest!!!