A blog for reviewing YA, children's, classics and whatever I feel like.
Also for discussing developments in the the book world, specifically in the St. Paul, Minnesota.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Teen Book Club

At the Hamline Midway Library there is a teen book club. Just tell them you would like to join and you are in! The next book we are going to discuss is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. We will meet at Newell Park from 2:00 to 3:00 on June 4th. We will have treats and activities. It will be fun!

-the charinator

Zen and the Art of Faking It

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Review Writer: Book Girl
San Lee is the poster child for faking things. When he and his slightly crazy dad (who turns out to be a fellon) move from town to town, his dad always encourages him to do whatever he can to fit in. At his new school in Pennsylvania, after answering questions on Zen for a Social Studies teacher, his class starts thinking that he is some Zen master. Going on with his dad's instructions, he assumes a Zen identity, which fits, because he and his mom don't really have much money. However, the Zen master guise starts spiraling out of control when he meets Woody, a unique girl who really likes San because he is so Zen. Will he be able to keep his identity? And at what cost?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Feeling Sorry for Celia

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
Review Writer: Book Girl
Elizabeth isn't your average teenager. She is always getting letters from the association of teenagers on how to improve her performance. Celia, Elizabeth's best friend isn't ordinary either. She has a very short attention span and is constantly running away. While Elizabeth is facing troubles, Celia runs away. Normally, Celia tries to contact Elizabeth when she runs away but this time is different. With Elizabeth juggling a semi-crazy mother, letters from assorted societies and a new pen-pal English assignment she is missing Celia all the while.

A story of friendship and daring escapades, Feeling Sorry for Celia has a new place on my shelf of favorites.

Ages: 14+

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