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What I Just Read – Girl Mans Up

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Once again, I’ve found a great audiobook to talk about in this edition of What I Just Read. Solid contemporary, with relatable (if sometimes infuriating) characters, with my favorite elements of family, friendship, and a

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Trigun

By: Kaitlyn L., Teen Blogger Hello, my name is Kaitlyn (buddies, and maybe future fans?, call me Kat). I’m 17 years old and I live with my mom, dad and my two year old sister. I’m not scared to say

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Rebels With a Cause

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Teenage rebels – it’s a cliché almost as old as time, and personified in pop culture with books like The Catcher in the Rye or movies like Rebel Without a Cause. But nowadays, there’s more

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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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