Teen Book Review

Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

This book was about Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She finds an enchanted book and she periodically goes into the book. She goes into a land called Nevermore and meets many friends that turn out to be evil. The land seemed perfect and beautiful, but once Belle fell for a trap it turned into what it really was which was ugly and rotting. It was good because it put a spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale.

Recommended for: Disney lovers would love this book because of the twist in a classic Disney tale.

Review submitted by Anne A.

Also available on Overdrive and Hoopla.

Books for Tweens

What’s Happening

The Moline Public Library is now open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Those entering the library are expected to wear a face covering that covers nose and mouth, maintain a proper social distance during their entire visit, and keep their visits brief. Please see the Library’s website for answers to frequently asked questions. Curbside Pickup is still available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Registration is now open for our Zoom Bristlebots program. Once you’re registered, you can pick up Bristlebots kit from the Library through our Curbside Delivery Service or in person. Then you can join us live through Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 to learn how to assemble and use your Bristlebot robot. You’ll be able to ask questions, see what others are doing, and show off your own work. The kits are limited, so register soon.

Want more chances to win prizes? Write a short review of a book you’ve read this summer. For each review, you’ll get an entry into a drawing and your review may be featured on the library’s blog. Book reviews can be mailed to the Library, submitted electronically, or emailed to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com.

July program packets are now available. Stop by the Library or call the Library at 309-524-2470 to request a packet for curbside pickup. This month’s activities include the instructions and materials to create craft stick catapults, paracord buddy keychains, and paper and fabric bookmarks. Visit this blog for a demonstration of these crafts each Monday. If you didn’t get the June packet, there are still some available.

Feeling creative at home? Send us your Bookface Shelfies and Book Spine Poetry! What on earth does that mean? A Bookface Shelfie is a selfie with a book. Use the cover of a book plus you, your pets, or anything else to create a bigger picture. To create Book Spine Poetry, just grab a stack of books (at least three) and stack them so the titles make a poem.

                  

Submit your photos to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com to be featured on our blog and social media.

 

Have a question? Looking for a book? Call the Information desk at 309-524-2470 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. We’ll be happy to help. You can also email us anytime at information@molinelibrary.org.

 

A Librarian Reads…

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Bronwyn, Nate, Addy, Cooper, and Simon all head to detention after school for a crime they didn’t commit—having their phone in class. But soon all except Simon will be accused of a far greater crime when Simon dies from a reaction to peanut oil in his water glass. The four left were never close before, but now they are part of what everyone is calling “the murder club,” and the police aren’t looking at anyone except the four of them. They each know they didn’t do it. But can they trust each other? And can they find the truth before it’s too late?

This novel, told in each of the main characters’ voices, twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy mysteries and complex story lines.

Teen Book Review

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Bella movies to a new town. She goes to a new high school, and she meets a guy called Edward Cullen. She learns that Edward disliked her because he wanted her. She also learns that she wanted him. He drops hints on what he was, and she finally guessed that he was a vampire. She wants to become a vampire to stay with him forever. When Edward introduces her to his family a bunch of other vampires show up. Two of them, the leaders of the clan, wanted Bella’s blood. They attempt to save Bella by taking her to Arizona, but she was found and attacked. She almost became a vampire, but Edward saved her. Bella almost died, but she lived, too. This had to be my favorite book of them all. It had the most action and a lot of detail. The set up in the book was the best of the whole series, too. It was the most interesting.

Recommended for: My twin sister. She would like it because it falls into the genre she reads. Action and Romance.

Review submitted by Kateri P.

Also available on Overdrive.

Books for Teens

A Librarian Reads…

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

This is the story of the four Torres sisters: Ana, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa. Ana died a year ago, but she’s not gone. Starting on the anniversary of her death, she begins to appear to her sisters. Writing on a wall. A hand behind a shower curtain. The smell of oranges. But what does she want? As the sisters deal with their grief, their rage, and their shell of a father, they learn to rely on each other in a way they haven’t done since losing Ana.

Beautiful, lyrical language and a storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Told from the point of view of each remaining sister was well as the collective “boys across the street,” we learn about the Torres sisters’ lives past and present. Highly recommended to all readers in high school and up

Teen Book Review

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson

It is about four kids who are Beck (Rebecca), Bick (Bickford), Storm (Stephine), and Tommy (Thomas) Kidd. They are the kids of famous Treasure Hunters. they’re mom disappears and the dad gets blown of the boat in a storm. the kids are now orphans and the try to pick up the family job, Treasure Hunting. they also live on a boat, travel around the world, eat exciting food, and do things that other kids don’t normally do. on they’re adventure they learn new things like they’re parents are in the CIA. the book is also “Written” by the twins Bick and Beck. It was funny, exciting, and adventurous and was fun to read.

Recommended for: People who like pirates and like to travel.

Review submitted by Carly P.

 

This book is also available on Overdrive

Books for Tweens

What’s Happening

Registration is now open for our Zoom Cross Stitch program. Once you’re registered, you can pick up a cross stitch kit from the Library through our Curbside Delivery Service. Then you can join us live through Zoom on Tuesday, July 7 to learn how to cross stitch your very own adorable Baby Yoda. You’ll be able to ask questions, see what others are doing, and show off your own work. The kits are limited, so register soon.

 

Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to students who are going into 6th grade in the fall through those who graduated from high school this year. Read at least 750 pages and/or minutes by July 31 and you’ll get a packet of prizes. Or you can keep reading, and reach at least 1500 pages and/or minutes and you’ll also get a bonus prize.

 

Want more chances to win prizes? Write a short review of a book you’ve read this summer. For each review, you’ll get an entry into a drawing and your review may be featured on the library’s blog. Book reviews can be mailed to the Library, submitted electronically, or emailed to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com.

 

Just because we aren’t open doesn’t mean we aren’t having programs. Call the Library at 309-524-2470 to request a program packet. The first one is available now, and contains instructions and materials to create origami, bracelets, and mini edible books. The next packet will be available starting July 13. Visit this blog for a demonstration of these crafts each Monday.

 

Feeling creative at home? Send us your Bookface Shelfies and Book Spine Poetry! What on earth does that mean? A Bookface Shelfie is a selfie with a book. Use the cover of a book plus you, your pets, or anything else to create a bigger picture. To create Book Spine Poetry, just grab a stack of books (at least three) and stack them so the titles make a poem.

                  

Submit your photos to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com to be featured on our blog and social media.

 

Have a question? Looking for a book? Call the Information desk at 309-524-2470 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’ll be happy to help. You can also email us anytime at information@molinelibrary.org.

What else can we do to help you? Is there something you would like to see us do online, like book talks, book readings, etc.? Would anyone be interested in doing a virtual book discussion, either live through a web conference or through the blog? Are you looking for more activities to do at home? Let me know what you need and we will do our best to help.