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GEPL Teens: Winter Reads Display

Sometimes when it’s cold and snowy outside, it’s nice to read about someplace warm and sunny – a little escapism never hurt anyone.  But sometimes, when winter hits, there’s nothing better than drinking a hot drink and curling up with

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio

Reviewer: Sabrina Title: Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret Description: Ten years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of the months she spent in a hospital when she was 12.

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GEPL Teens: December Watch List

Do you ever find that at certain times of year, you feel the need to read or watch certain things?  There’s the obvious, of course – snowy books in the winter, warm weather books in the summer.  But sometimes it’s

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Shatter Me Series

Love triangles, superpowers, dystopia: three book themes that we teens can’t seem to get enough of, and the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi has all of them. As soon as I read the first pages of Shatter Me, I

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GEPL Teens: I Ship It

After reading Fangirl for the third time this year (yes, I’m obsessed) I’ve been thinking about shipping.  Shipping, in case you didn’t know, is defined by Wikipedia this way: “Shipping, derived from the word relationship or friendship, is the desire

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Heaven is for Real

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo Description: When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in

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GEPL Teens: Memorable Thanksgivings

It’s almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday!  Next week we’ll all get to eat our body weight in Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, we’ll listen to football games play all day, and we’ll remember all the things we’re grateful

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – If I Stay Book-to-Movie Review

After getting to meet the star of the movie If I Stay, Chloë Grace Moretz, and the author behind the story, Gayle Forman, in Chicago this summer, I’ve been meaning to see the movie for a long time. But even

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Rites of Passage

Yes, I know that I am constantly talking about this, but once again, I decided to go outside my comfort zone a little recently. I picked up a book that didn’t seem like quite my “type,” and was completely blown

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Stuck in Love

We all want a little bit of romance (or at least I do), whether it be in novels, TV shows, or movies. But not all forms of entertainment have it, or they go overboard with it. I for one have

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