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Astrid copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's never really there, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love – and asking the right questions – will affect the passengers' lives, and her own.

Celia Door enters high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year. With only poetry for solace she attempts to deal with her classmate's cruelty, the loss of her only friend, and her parents' separation. But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest secret and seeks her help. But when Celia's quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake she's forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he searches out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings. Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself.  The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own. Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands.

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Teens @ UAPL Blog

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

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Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winner of the Youth Poetry Contest for the grade division 5-8 is Avi S. and the winner of the grade division 9-12 is Laken L. Our Teen Advisory Board would like to congratulate both winners and thank all our entrants this year. Both poems are reprinted here for your enjoyment.

The Rescue of Drew

by Avi S. (Grade 5-8 Division)

There once was a fighter pilot who loved to fly

He loved to fly high in the sky

His name is Drew

His plane call sign for this mission is Basher three-two.

 

Over Bosnia, Captain Drew is flying in his F-16.

He sees a SAMring on his screen

As a missle hits,

His plane is blown to bits

 

He ejects and goes down

Eventually he hits the ground

He is hunted by the Bosnian Serbs

With the lack of food, he has to eat herbs

 

He uses his snare

But fails to catch even a single hare

He sits in his hiding spot where he is not in sight

He only does it when it's bright

 

At night he finds a place to use his radio from his position

He tries to get people on a rescue mission

Eventually, he sees Boeing CH-46 Sea Knights

They were on a rescue mission and to Drew, were a joyful sight.

 

He shot up a flare as he was told to

In came the rescue crew

After traveling across the Atlantic, he reached America thankfully

He is welcomed home by his overjoyed family

 

First Date
( A color poem)

by Laken L. (Grade 9-12 Division)

 

Remember that day?

Outside.

Frigid air nipped at exposed skin. Coated our lungs with a mid winter chill. Seeped

through sweaters and jackets. Bare branches stiffly swayed to the howl of the wind, dark

and brittle against the January sky.

Me. 

Mud splattered converse kept time to a beat. My hand tightly gripped yours; afraid to let

go, and happy to have something to hold. Street lights threw amber light

across the trees

across my features

across the ground before me.

You.

Walking beside me; leather leash in hand. Eyes like chocolate; hair to match. A dusting 

of dormant summer freckles across your nose. The dog trotted blithely beside us; a fluff

of caramel curls. Remember that?

Music notes buzzed in my ears. Stars poked through the fabric of night, and we stared

at them from the driveway.

You pulled me into a hug, pressing me against your brown sweater. The music swelled,

matching the thump of two heartbeats. Crescendoing into a symphony that only we

could hear. Lacing the air with vibrating warmth.

You left a smile stuck on my face.

And I left a song stuck in your head.

 

Battle of the Books

This year's Battle of the Books has begun!  Sixteen books for middle school and high school students (listed below) have been chosen by School Library Journal to go head-to-head in a tournament until one book is crowned the winner.  Last year's winner was The Port Chicago 50 by...Read more

Do you like a little bit of magic in your fiction?

The power of fictional writing is that there are no set parameters on settings, characters or themes. A story can be about a completely unknown place, known only in some author's mind. I like a good, realistic setting (contemporary or in the past) with just a little something that is...Read more

Book Sculpture

snowman sculpture made from stacked books

It's fun to create sculpture from a stack of books. Here's the Youth Services Department snowman. What...Read more

Book Quotes

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” - Jane Austen

Some of the best books leave us with words that can help or guide us throughout our lives; or, at the very least, with passages that ring true to how we live or...Read more

Frankenstein's Monster

Planning on going to see the new movie, “Victor Frankenstein”?  Before you go, brush up on the original story or read a book inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic.

Read the real thing, ...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

Images and ratings courtesy of Goodreads.com  Goodreads.com logo

  • Cover of Salt to the Sea

    Ruta Sepetys
    Salt to the Sea
    Rating: 4.39/5
  • Cover of The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)

    Marie Rutkoski
    The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
    Rating: 4.45/5
  • Cover of Spirit Level

    Sarah N. Harvey
    Spirit Level
    Rating: 3.62/5
  • Cover of The Summer After You and Me

    Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
    The Summer After You and Me
    Rating: 3.72/5
  • Cover of Girl Last Seen

    Heather Anastasiu
    Girl Last Seen
    Rating: 3.82/5
  • Cover of Lottery Boy

    Michael Byrne
    Lottery Boy
    Rating: 3.43/5
  • Cover of Snow Job

    Charles Benoit
    Snow Job
    Rating: 3.36/5
  • Cover of Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

    Cassandra Clare
    Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)
    Rating: 4.55/5
  • Cover of The Secrets of Solace

    Jaleigh Johnson
    The Secrets of Solace
    Rating: 4.09/5
  • Cover of On the Edge of Gone

    Corinne Duyvis
    On the Edge of Gone
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of Wink Poppy Midnight

    April Genevieve Tucholke
    Wink Poppy Midnight
    Rating: 3.5/5
  • Cover of The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)

    Wendy Higgins
    The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)
    Rating: 3.7/5

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Teen Book Clubs

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you.