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.