10 Years of Hunger Games: More Books Featuring Strong Young Women

In honor of The Hunger Games' 10th anniversary in September, here are other books featuring young women, like Katniss, fed up with corrupt systems who discover what they are capable of when they decide to take a stand. Murder, corruption and manipulation are not unique to the dystopian setting as Greer MacDonald finds out while…
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Brontë Readalikes for Teens

To celebrate the bicentennial of Emily Brontë's birth, check out these teen fiction titles based on the classic novels and the lives of the Brontë sisters. Emily and Charlotte investigate the mysterious death of a local madwoman that ends up inspiring their stories in Always Emily. In My Plain Jane, Charlotte Brontë convinces her school friend…
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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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