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On the Topic of “Based On” Movies

By: James M., Teen Blogger In the world of entertainment, one problem which has irked me for quite some time is the increasing number of non-original “based on” movies which reach theaters. These are movies that pride themselves on being

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite holiday. Part of this is because it’s my mom’s favorite holiday, plus I always celebrate with my extended family at my parents’ house, and part

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Allegiant Review

By: Melissa G., Teen Blogger *Spoiler Alert: Includes Spoilers for Allegiant – Read with Caution* October 22, 2013. The day the world of literature went into shock after the release of Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. Readers

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Immigration Stories

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Back in a past life (as in, pre-library days) I spent a few years working in immigration law, both private practices and non-profit. Perhaps partially because of that, I’ve always found myself interested in reading

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Has the Internet Become America’s Favorite Storytelling Medium?

By: Sean Ma., Teen Blogger As the age of computers has come to dominate how people interact with others, it has become apparent that the Internet has become more influential than more traditional forms of storytelling in American culture, such

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What I Just Read – Labyrinth Lost

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It’s not every day you find a book you devour most of in a day and have a chance to meet the author. Having done both, I think it’s safe to say I’m a little

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Mad Men Review

By: April G., Teen Blogger The 1960s were a very complicated time in the United States. There was an ongoing war in Vietnam, women were expected to be housewives, and every teenager was infected with Beatlemania. Mad Men is a

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Crossovers

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It may have become very clear, if you’ve read more than two of my entries on this blog, that I read an awful lot of young adult fiction. I love it dearly, and it’s one

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Invincible by Robert Kirkman

By: Peter F., Teen Blogger As a person who mostly only reads novels or “actual books,” I normally forget to read any graphic novels or comics. They can seem less important or just not as engrossing/intriguing due to the shorter

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Re-Read Value

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian One of my “reading resolutions” this year has been to allow myself to re-read more books. As much as I love doing this, it’s often hard – there are so many new books that I

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