Teen Novels by Debut Authors

Always looking for the newest teen fiction? Check out these four debut authors talking about their books at the Teen Debut Author Panel at Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday, July 14. Their novels represent a variety of genres including realistic fiction, fantasy and fairy tale retellings. In Megan Bannen's The Bird and the Blade, a Chinese…
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Comics for Han Solo Fans

When I was 5, I totally wanted to marry Han Solo. I mean, I understood that he was a fictional character (sort of), but I really hoped he'd escape from the carbonite in Jabba's palace so we could proceed with our wedding plans. And now the scruffy looking nerf herder takes top billing in Solo…
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Simon Readalikes You’ll Love

On March 16, Love, Simon, the film version of Morris Award-winning Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, debuts in theaters. If you're looking for more charming LGBTQ romances, try these fiction titles for teens. Author Becky Albertalli's friend Adam Silvera also writes touching romances. My favorite is History Is All You Left Me, a bittersweet story of…
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CPL’s 2017 Teen Mock Book Awards

Every year before the winners of American Library Association's Youth Media Awards are announced, CPL librarians come together to discuss all things teen literature and nominate our own Mock Book Awards to honor some of our favorite titles of the year. Here are the 2017 teen books we chose. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence…
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Teen Books Inspired by Frankenstein

Two hundred years ago, 20-year-old Mary Shelley published her horror classic, Frankenstein. Since then, countless authors have gained inspiration from her novel. Here are few of the best reimaginings of her masterpiece for teens. In This Dark Endeavor, teen Victor Frankenstein searches for the Elixir of Life to cure his twin brother's illness. Be sure to read…
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