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GEPL Teens: Fangirling about Fangirl

It’s possible that I’ve mentioned (once or twice…or over and over…) my love for and obsession with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.  Yes, it’s true – I’m a fangirl for Fangirl.  This is a book that literally left me dreaming about

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: Unwind by Neal Shusterman Description: Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives. The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age

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GEPL Teens: Books to Fuel Your World Cup Fever

The World Cup is in full swing, and even though the U.S. has been eliminated (boo!) after surprising everyone by making it out of the group stages (yay!), it’s still an exciting time in sports.  Even people who normally don’t

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Books and Musicals

With summer getting into full swing, some of us may find ourselves humming tunes like “Summer Nights” from Grease and “Our Last Summer” from Mamma Mia! or, for those hardcore theatre geeks, “Too Darn Hot” from Kiss me, Kate and

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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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