Teens @ UAPL

Book Quotes

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“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 what we believe. The quote above seems fitting for this time of year when we think of gratitude.  

Do you keep bookquotes or have any special ones to share?  

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone. We hope your holiday brings you your particular happiness.

Frankenstein's Monster

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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, Frankenstein. Or try some variations of the classic: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Frankenstein adapted by Chris Mould.  Are graphic novels more your style?  How about these: Frankenstein: the graphic novel: quick text version Frankenstein: the graphic novel, or Frankenstein.

Then you can sample newer books about this gruesome topic.  This Dark Endeavor the apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel. UnWholly by Neal Shusterman, Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron, and This Monsterous Thing by Mackenzi Lee all bring a fresh eye to this timeless tale.


'Tis the season for something scary

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One of my favorite things about the month of October is having a good excuse to read some horror in time for Halloween. It's not a genre that I read all the time but every once in a while I get in the mood for something a little creepy and dare myself to read a horror or dark supernatural story. Whether it's filled with ghosts, monsters, witches or murder, a good horror story will keep you turning the pages all night long despite your unease. I have picked out a selection of some of my favorite spooky stories that I would recommend for this time of year.  


Upcoming Teen Books

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You're gonna want to put these on request! 

Book Cover image for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell fans will be crazy excited for this next novel, titled Carry On–all about Simon Snow (Fangirl? Cath?). There is magic, a wizard school, monsters, and apparently some mystery as well. 

Like your books a bit grittier? It doesn't get much grittier than S.A. Bodeen, author of The Detour. Folks are calling this a Teen version of Stephen King's Misery, so if you like psychological suspense you should give this one a try. 

Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush, Hush saga, brings us a murder mystery called Dangerous Lies. She even offers a playlist for her readers! 

Read 'em, and let us know what you thought! 

Dena–currently reading Are You Still There by Scheerger 

What's new?

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what's new

What’s new? As school begins again, our lives will quickly move from the bliss freedom of summertime to calendars full of assignments, pending due dates, and club meetings. Amidst the chaos of organizing our route, it’s important to realize that with a new school year is the potential to do something you’ve never done before. The mundane ‘same old, same old’ can be beaten- join a new club, pick up an instrument you’ve always wanted to learn, try out for a sport you’ve never played. Do new things. You never know what you’ll like until you try. The choice is yours.

Not sure where to start? Find inspiration in some of these stories: