Hillsborough Library Teens

Aug 22

gurl:

10 Tips To Get You Through College Orientation

gurl:

10 Tips To Get You Through College Orientation

Aug 20

What’s New Wednesday

Here’s some of our newest YA books!  Click the title to view the book in our catalog, read reviews, or place it on hold.

     The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
     by Adele Griffin

     When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.  (Mystery) *Note from Teen Librarian Diane: This looks like such an interesting, multi-layered book!  It’s full of faux paintings, photographs, interviews, and articles regarding Addison.  If you like mysteries or if you enjoyed Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony, pick this one up!


     Random
     by Tom Leveen

     The night before going on trial in a sensational felony case that has ruined her life, sixteen-year-old Tori Hershberger receives a random phone call from a stranger contemplating suicide and she begins a race against time to save him.  (Suspense, Bullying - Read if you liked Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher)


     The Fourth Wish
     by Lindsay Ribar

     When eighteen-year-old Margo McKenna becomes a genie, she must figure out how her new powers work, deal with having a master who attends her high school, and try to graduate with her secret under wraps all while learning what “forever” really means when your boyfriend is a centuries old genie.  (Fantasy, Magic)


     I Love, I Hate, I Miss My Sister
     by Amelie Sarn

     Portrait of two Muslim sisters, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths as one embraces her religion and the other remains secular.  (Family relations, religious identity, Cultural issues)


     A Time to Dance
     by Padma Venkatraman

     In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an accident.  (Novels in verse)

Aug 15

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10 Things You’ll Understand If You’re Going To College Far Away From Home


It may seem scary at first, but plenty of other people know exactly what you’re going through!

gurl:

10 Things You’ll Understand If You’re Going To College Far Away From Home

It may seem scary at first, but plenty of other people know exactly what you’re going through!

Aug 08

nanlawson:

"We Are Groot"

nanlawson:

"We Are Groot"

mtvother:

We are Groot.

mtvother:

We are Groot.

(via mtv)

shinykari:

Netflix has a deep understanding of its userbase.


Some nights you just need Netflix and a pizza.

shinykari:

Netflix has a deep understanding of its userbase.

Some nights you just need Netflix and a pizza.

(via teencenterspl)

Aug 07

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'Guardians' Awesome Mix Vol. 1 debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard charts | Gotham News -

DId you know you can use Spotify to make your own Awesome Mix?

Click HERE.

(Source: popculturebrain)

Aug 06

What’s New Wednesday

Here’s some of our newest YA books.  Click the title to view the book in our catalog, read reviews, or place it on hold!


     Let’s Get Lost
     by Adi Alsaid

     A love-seeking mechanic, a dramatic petty thief, a disappointed planner, and a broken-hearted teen all find their lives transformed as each shares whirlwind adventures with a girl in an insanely red car.  (Road trip adventure, Friendship, Love)


     Followers
     by Anna Davies

     When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school’s production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department’s “social media director” and starts tweeting half-hearted updates.  But then a body is discovered in the theater: Briana’s rival.  Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious.  With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it’s up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions… or she becomes the next victim.  (Horror, Murder, Social Networking)


     A Creature of Moonlight
     by Rebecca Hahn

     Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with her father she has never known - a wild dragon.  (Fantasy, Magic, Family relationships)


     The Crown (Queen of Hearts #1)
     by Colleen Oakes

As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts.  The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts - and the love of her life.  When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble.  (Fractured Fairytales, Fantasy)


     (Don’t You) Forget About Me
     by Kate Karyus Quinn

Gardnerville seems like a paradise.  But every four years, a strange madness compels the town’s teenagers to commit terrible crimes.  Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, led her classmates on a midnight death march into a watery grave.  Now Piper is gone.  And to get her back, Skylar must find a way to end Gardnerville’s murderous cycle.  (Paranormal Mystery, Horror)


     One Past Midnight
     by Jessica Shirvington

     Each night, eighteen-year-old Sabine transitions between a life of privilege and security but no intimacy to one of economic struggle but loving relationships, and the difficulty of this strange situation causes her to consider suicide, at least in one physical reality.  (Paranormal Thriller, Identity Crisis)


     Welcome to the Dark House
     by Laurie Faria Stolarz

     Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake.  But things go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park.  To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time.  (Horror, Suspense, Mystery)


     Where Silence Gathers
     by Kelsey Sutton

     Since her family was killed by a drunk driver six years before, Alexandra Tate, now eighteen, has seen emotions personified - especially Revenge - but now that the driver is out of prison, surprising discoveries about her father’s past make choosing between Revenge and Forgiveness a struggle.  (Emotional, Paranormal Romance)

What do you think?  
Which of these books would you most like to read?

brkteenlib:

schoollibraryjournal:

(via Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens | School Library Journal)

This is a really strong article on the current snapshot of fandom, fan works, and its influence on readers, creators, and the landscape of teen fiction.  Enjoyed it thoroughly, and happily it hits upon all the points I like to see made about the benefits of fan creation.


     For those of you that loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and want to learn more about fanfic culture, check out this great article!

brkteenlib:

schoollibraryjournal:

(via Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens | School Library Journal)


This is a really strong article on the current snapshot of fandom, fan works, and its influence on readers, creators, and the landscape of teen fiction.  Enjoyed it thoroughly, and happily it hits upon all the points I like to see made about the benefits of fan creation.

     For those of you that loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and want to learn more about fanfic culture, check out this great article!