Thursday, June 26, 2008

An Ode to Edward Cullen

He can dazzle with his liquid topaz eyes,
But you should also expect psychotic car brake cutting times
Although a vegetarian with blood lust,
he can easily garner your trust
Glitters like a diamond under the sun,
sparkling vampires are such fun
Happy happy joy joy,
even though he believes he is eternally damned
I am quite a fan
Mr. Darcy 2.0, with tousled bronze hair and
A velvet caressed voice
Love’s an ignorant whiny brat,
Please, Dear God, make it stop
Born on June 20th 1901, a merry gift to the world at large
Edward Cullen owns my heart.

- Written by Ani K., 15, Teen Angst connoisseur.

[Librarian's note: Don't know what the fuss is all about? Read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (book 1), New Moon (book 2), and Eclipse (book 3), and get on the request list for the eagerly anticipated fourth book in the series, Breaking Dawn, releasing August 2nd!]

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

The book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is about a mysterious girl that enters a public high school, and stands out dramatically. In my opinion Spinelli did a very good job describing the peer pressure of high school, and how much teenagers tend to blend in together. Being different as a teenager is very difficult, people tend to judge you differently. I love it how Spinelli demonstrates the peer pressures of high school by using a strange girl. This book is truly one of my favorites.

- Reviewed by M.T., grade 9.

(Librarian's note: check out this book's sequel, Love, Stargirl, just out this year!)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Teen Podcast: Miami Vice Movie Review

Audio review of the 2006 Michael Mann film Miami Vice, starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.

Click here to play streaming audio.

- Review by John, grade 12.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show arrives to Green Town, Illinois, welcoming Halloween a week early. Two boys, by the names of James Nightshade and William Halloway discover the secrets of the dark, sinister carnival. The carnival attracts all with a promise of dreams fulfilled and youth regained. Together, they venture near the verge of losing their friendship … and their own lives. They learn all too well, the meaning of “Be careful what you wish for.”

This novel is for any teen who is prepared for a dark, nightmarish mystery. It has a strange, hypnotic mood. Ray Bradbury’s writing is very unusual, yet interesting to read. I love how it is written. This book is like no other fantasy fiction book you have ever read. It is definitely a mesmerizing page-turner and will not disappoint you.

- Reviewed by Sevana, grade 9.