John Green’s wildly popular YA Novel The Fault in Our Stars is being released as a movie on June 6, 2014. The book follows sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, who has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. The Fault in Our Stars has received rave reviews from seemingly every reviewer, and Time Magazine even called it the “Best Fiction Book of the Year.”
Haven’t read it yet? Or want your very own copy to re-read and dog-ear? Stop by either circulation desk at the library and check out a book to enter! The contest is open to all ages. One entry per day. Three winners will be notified on June 9, 2014.
In the meantime, check out John Green’s website here for more info and the official movie website here.
The American Library Association (ALA) released their top 10 books for young adults for 2012. These books were selected from a larger list (see it here), and included books that were published in 2011. Have you read them all? What were your favorites? To check availability, or to place a hold, click the book title to be directed to the library catalog. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite books of 2012 here. You could win a set of the favorite books!
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic. Sequel to The Crown of Embers.
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.
Overburdened by his parents’ bickering and a bully’s attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.
Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.
You could win the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Cabin Fever! To be eligible, you must have a library card at the McCracken County Public Library and be under 18 years of age. To enter the contest, visit some of our new databaseshere, like Capstone Interactive Library or Inside the NFL from AbdoPublishing. After checking out these awesome resources, comment (click “leave a comment” at the top of the page) with your name and library card number(enter your library card number where it asks for your email address). Don’t worry, your library card number won’t be visible to anyone else. Make sure you tell us which database was your favorite!
Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, December 19, 2011. Good luck!
P.S. A few lucky winners will also receive a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself book!
*Update* Click here if you’d prefer to complete a survey to win the book. Thanks for your participation!