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In Janet Gurtler's latest book, HOW I LOST YOU, nothing stands between Grace and Kya. Not boys, not secrets --- nothing. But during the summer before senior year, life throws challenges at them that tests their best friendship. In this blog post, Janet Gurtler lets us know about her hardest best friend break up and how it affected her...and eventually, her writing.  
As an honors and AP student in high school, I have been exposed to classics and have come to appreciate them. Classics often give you a different societal view and challenge you to think about life or the world around you. This promotes critical thinking, but also opens you up to some astonishing realizations, such as the fact that we still face problems such as discrimination or restrictive societal standards today. Not only that, but once you get used to the style, many classics are quite enjoyable!
Math Team meets with my team are always exciting, but I don’t think anyone was expecting what happened in Charleston, SC when the team went to a competition this February.
From J.K. Rowling’s dedication of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: The dedication of this book is... to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
Six of our Teen Board have agreed to participate in the YALSA 2013 Hub Challenge, which started on February 3rd and will end June 22nd. In order to complete the challenge, each member must read 25 books each (those who want to “conquer” the challenge must read all 83!) and participate in the weekly Saturday update on YALSA. In addition, our Teen Board members will check in every Wednesday to let you all know how they are doing. Sign up for the challenge and follow along! In this seventh check-in, a few of our Teen Board members update us on which books they've read in the past week.
Spring has arrived and so have many brilliant young adult novels! With a lot to choose from, here’s a list of novels I’m planning on reading this spring, and ones that I think you should read, too!
Six of our Teen Board have agreed to participate in the YALSA 2013 Hub Challenge, which started on February 3rd and will end June 22nd. In order to complete the challenge, each member must read 25 books each (those who want to “conquer” the challenge must read all 83!) and participate in the weekly Saturday update on YALSA. In addition, our Teen Board members will check in every Wednesday to let you all know how they are doing. Sign up for the challenge and follow along! In this seventh check-in, a few of our Teen Board members update us on which books they've read in the past week.
We recently asked our Teen Board which book quotations are their favorites. You probably have one yourself --- you read an excellent book and a line just sticks with you. You may not know why (and maybe not even care,) but there it is, in the back of your mind, on the tip of your tongue or on the back of your eyelids. It speaks to you in some way, and that's all that matters. Maybe you even recite it during the perfect moment, and you smile to yourself because it's your own inside joke. Let's see which quotations stood out to a few members of the Teen Board.