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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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GEPL Teens: How to Read Non-Fiction

Just in case it’s not already super obvious, I want to share something with you all: I am an avid reader of fiction.  (I know: mind = blown, right?)  I practically breathe novels.  What I am not such an avid

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – A Walk to Remember

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks Description: Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958,

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GEPL Teens: Creepy Reads

Halloween is almost upon us, and if you’ve been following our Tumblr, you know I’m pretty excited about that.  Among the things I love about Halloween are candy, costumes, pumpkins, cute black cats, and creepy reading.  Now generally speaking, I don’t

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – What You Need to Know about the We Need Diverse Books Campaign

Growing up it was always frustrating that many book characters I aspired to be like were often nothing like me. Say, for example, the pretty, popular girl who got the guy of her dreams in a romantic novel, or the

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GEPL Teens: One Year Later

Guess what?  As of last week, I have officially been your teen librarian for a year now!  I hope some of you are excited about that – I know I certainly am.  It’s been a wonderful year for me here

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