Shailene Woodley wrote about John Green for Time’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” 2014 [link].
1. I am so thrilled to have been named to the 2014 TIME 100. Shai’s essay is so kind and generous. That sentence about planets and moons is a lovely goal for us all to reach toward. Now, that said, I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who not too long ago tried to wax his chin.
2. Do I really look like that illustration?
"He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons." What a powerful quote!
when you hear somebody talking about one of your interests
I’m looking at you, Sherlock.
Here’s a look at some of our newest YA books. Click the title to view the book in our catalog, read reviews, or place it on hold!
Paint Me a Monster
by Janie Baskin
Rinnie relates a childhood marked by privilege but also abuse, which steadily increases after her parents’ divorce and remarriages, emotionally crippling Rinnie until a school counselor helps her begin to heal. (Family Problems, Eating Disorders)
The Last Forever
by Deb Caletti
After her mother’s death, it’s all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. Even the rare plant her mother entrusted to her care starts to wilt. Then she meets Henry. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever. (Grief, Love)
by Helen Eve
At Temperley High, a strict English boarding school, seventeen-year-old Stella Hamilton leads a maliciously exclusive clique as she nears her goal of becoming Head Girl and finding love with her equally popular male equivalent, until New Yorker Caitlin Clarke arrives and threatens Stella’s plans. (Cliques, Mean Girls)
The Other Way Around
by Sashi Kaufman
To escape his offbeat family at Thanksgiving, Andrew West accepts a ride from a band of street performers who get their food and clothing from dumpsters, but as he learns more about these “Freegans” he sees that one cannot outrun the past.
Between Two Worlds
by Katherine Kirkpatrick
In the 1890s, sixteen-year-old Eqariusaq, from the village of Itta near Ellesmere, is caught between traditional Iniut life with her lazy husband Angulluk and the world of Lieutenant Peary and his family and crew, who call her Billy Bah. (Historical Fiction, Culture Conflict)
Sometimes non-fiction books don’t get as much love as they should. Here’s some of our newest YA nf titles - Check one out!
What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
by Buried Life
An illustrated selection of answers to the title’s question, submitted online and collected by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn, collectively known as The Buried Life and featured in the MTV reality television series of the same name. Some answers include essays relating how the online submissions were accomplished. Also included are brief essays on how the four young men accomplished some of their lists’ tasks and their experiences helping others complete their lists.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
by Susan Kuklin
Takes an honest look at the lives, loves, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender of gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
by Sara Latta
Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to revel their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.
What’s your faction?
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