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GEPL Teens: Book Speed Dating

While there is still a whole lazy summer stretching ahead, I know many of you already have plans for your summer break.  And I suspect that in those plans, there’s a lot of space for books – long car rides

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GEPL Teens: What To Do Post-Finals

Finals have been over for a week now, and it’s finally starting to hit everyone – summer is here!  Before you reach the state of summer boredom that some people eventually get to, we here at the library have a

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Is TFiOS a YA Savior?

                       I recently read an article (link below) about John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS) and how it is not young-adult fiction’s savior. YA literature is not in

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GEPL Teens: What I’m Reading Now – Temeraire Series

Since I was a little kid, I have been in love with dragons.  Just ask my mother, who read me The Paperbag Princess approximately one thousand times.  As I got older, I graduated from picture books and found a subset

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GEPL Teens: There Are Two Sides to Every Story

Many books, or even TV shows and movies these days, are centered on a particular character or a particular point of view.  Just look at how many books are published in the first person.  We see the dystopias of The

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GEPL Teens: A Finals Story

Once upon a time, finals were looming for the hard working high school students of Glen Ellyn.  At first, they made light of the situation, cracking sarcastic jokes. But all of a sudden, panic began to set in! Despite the

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GEPL Teens: TFiOS Release Party

After months of waiting, the time is finally upon us.  Ready your tissues, because The Fault in Our Stars movie is coming out this week!  With the talented Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (both last seen in the Divergent movie)

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Ask the Passengers

Sometimes you hear about an author over and over again and for some reason are never inspired to pick up their books until much later.  I find that usually when I do this, I regret how long it took me

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GEPL Teens: When Things End Badly

When a great book – or especially a great series – ends, it is always difficult in a way.  Even when we go back and re-read or re-watch a favorite, it will never be the same as reading or viewing

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GEPL Teens: Fictional BFFs Round Two

Once again, I’ve been losing myself in books, and fantasizing about days spent in the company of my fictional BFFs.  Now, my fictional best friends are much more numerous than my real life best friends.  Mostly because ultimately, these friendships

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