New Book Friday

We’re entering our last month of book reviews before the Teen Summer Reading Club kicks off at the end of June.  Community service letters will be sent out in early February to all participants in our Winter Read a Book, Write a Review program. If you’re desperate to earn an extra four hours of service, here are our newest titles that can sate your need:

I can already recommend a few books: Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: where do your rights end and consequences begin? by Judge Tom Jacobs. I read it earlier this week, and if you need information on various court cases, computer crimes, and on what has happened to several victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying – this book is a great print resource.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White stars sixteen-year old Evie, who just wants to be a normal human being: normal friends, prom, lockers, curfew. This just doesn’t mesh with her life: a bagger-and-tagger for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. Things go from business-as-usual to really weird when something starts killing off paranormals. Can Evie stop the threat in time? Will she ever see a real-live locker? Read and find out.

LOL Summer Reads

Looking for a genuinely funny book to take to the beach? As NPR correspondent Heller McAlpin asks in this piece, “Who would think it would be so hard to find good books that are funny without being stupid?”

Her suggestions:

Dead End Gene Pool, by Wendy Burden

How Did You Get This Number, by Sloane Crosley

The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine

The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern

Have fun!