Because Hollywood execs want to make money and ensure that this generation of children will never sleep again, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — a tome containing tales penned by a demon from hell — will be turned into a movie. Here are the stories which marred our childhood dream times, otherwise known as the stories we hope the movie doesn’t ignore.
While the results are legit hilarious, this is really a valuable lesson on how things can go viral. Anyone could do anything with your info or pictures. Set profiles to private and think before you post!
Teens can meet three Young Adult published authors hosted by the Warren Library
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7 p.m., authors Caela Carter, Corey Ann Haydu, and Jessica Verdi will present a program on “Finding Truth in YA Fiction” in the Warren Township Municipal Court Room located next door to the library at 44 Mountain Boulevard.
First time authors Carter (Me, Him, Them and It), Haydu (OCD Love Story), and Verdi (My Life After Now) have received critical acclaim for their debut novels for young adults, and they will discuss the health, mind and body issues faced by their characters and teens today, as well as the overall informative and entertaining power of contemporary Young Adult literature.
An open question and answer session will follow, with an opportunity to ask the authors about their books, the creative process that goes on behind the writing their novels and how they got their books published. Learn about what new projects they are working on next.
To register for this teen program (recommended for ages 14 and up) please access the online calendar at http://bit.ly/1ishWfS . While the Warren Library is closed for painting and renovations, you may also email Linda Tripp, Young Adult Librarian at ltripp [at] sclibnj [dot] org , for more information and assistance with registration.
The Catching Fire movie is blazing through box office records already – and amazing audiences worldwide. It’s also extremely faithful to the book! Check out 10 lines from the novel by Suzanne Collins that made it, almost exactly, into the film adaptation.
Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help. (Novels in verse, GLBTQ Lit)
Brett Miller is one of the kings of Elkhead High. Everyone knows the kings rule the school. Football stars, pretty girls, the in-crowd. His life seems perfect, normal. He loves his girlfriend Julia and he imagines marrying her someday. Then Brett meets Zach. (Realistic Fiction, GLBTQ Lit)
After her mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Jet Black goes to Japan to try to protect a family treasure unaware that she is a ninja, but pursued by bounty hunters who know the secret, and in love with the man sent to kill her. (Book #1 in the Kuroi Clan Chronicles)
When, on his eighteenth birthday, Jack Polovsky’s almost-suicide is interrupted by his ex-girlfriend Jess’s call saying she is in labor, he impulsively snatches the baby and hits the road with his best friend Tommy and Jess to introduce baby Socrates to Jack’s aging grandmother. (Existential, Contemplative)
Sixteen-year-old Persis Blake struggles to balance her life as a socialite and a secret spy in a future where Regs, or regular people, have power over the Reduced — those genetically engineered or drugged into physical and mental impairments. (Sci-Fi)
In 1716 London, an orphaned sixteen-year-old girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waiting only to discover that the real girl was murdered, the court harbors a nest of spies, and the handsome young artist who’s helping her solve the mystery might be a spy himself. (Spies, Mystery)
Seventeen-year-old Kennedy Waters discovers she is a member of an ancient secret society formed to protect the world from a powerful demon determined to find a way out of his dimension and into ours. She joins the Legion on a mission to find a weapon that can defeat the demon. (Fantasy)
Amelia Ainsworth longs to graduate from high school and live a normal life, but as an abused child she became one of the Furies, driven to mete out justice on the Guilty, and lives on the run from the murders they commit. (Fantasy)
Sasha, who lives a quiet life with her grandfather in Chicago but dreams of adventure, is thrilled to be asked to prom by her long-time crush, Grant, but after the dance he abducts her to a parallel universe to impersonate a princess. (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Gene, the daughter of a noble family, runs away from the decadence of court to R.H. Ragona’s circus of magic, where she meets runaway Micah, whose blood could unlock the mysteries of the world of Ellada. (Historical Fantasy)
The beacon of Aryan purity, Ellyssa’s spent her whole life under her creator’s strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic. Only Ellyssa isn’t perfect. Ellyssa feels emotions - a fact she’s spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. (Alternate History, Dystopian Sci-Fi)
The PUSH writing contest is now open! All entries must be received by January 16, 2014, and the winner will have his or her manuscript worked on with PUSH editorial staff with the hope of eventual publication!