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Hot Teen Reads for Summer

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

School’s out for summer, which means you can finally read what you want! Instead of reading Harry Potter or The Hunger Games for the billionth time, try one of these.

red queenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard
SF TEEN AVEYARD
In a world divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities–Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
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saint anythingSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen
TEEN DESSEN
Sydney’s charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.
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to all the boys i've loved beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
ROM TEEN HAN
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hat box until one day those letters are accidentally sent.
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city of savagesCity of Savages by Lee Kelly
SF TEEN KELLY
After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future.
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under a painted skyUnder a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
HIST TEEN LEE
In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American, and Annamae, an African American slave, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California.
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a court of thorns and rosesA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
SF TEEN MAAS
Feyre is captured by Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.
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the winner's curseThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
SF TEEN RUTOSKI
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.
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we should hang out sometimeWe Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist
BIOGRAPHY TEEN SUNDQUIST
The Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single.
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Movie Night?

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Check out these favorites from the staff at the Krause Memorial Branch in Rockford:

Blast from the Past
COM DVD BLA

After being raised in a bomb shelter for 35 years by his parents, Adam emerges into the modern world of Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Gone with the Wind
DRA DVD GON

Scarlett O’Hara, the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner, must learn to adapt when the Civil War hits the South. Of course, Rhett Butler does not make things any easier.

 

 

 

 

Imitation of Life
DRA DVD IMI

In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter, while the daughter of her black housekeeper repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white.

 

 

 

 

Rear Window
DRA DVD REA

While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building next door, a wheelchair-bound photographer becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Is it just his imagination? Or a case of a room with a view… to die for?

 

 

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
DRA DVD SEC

When his job, along with that of his coworker, are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

 

 

 

Despicable Me 2
FAM DVD DES

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. An all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of former super-villain Gru, his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions, and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

 

 

 

Megamind
FAM DVD MEG

Metro Man constantly thwarts Megamind’s plans to conquer Metro City — until the day he actually defeats Metro Man. Suddenly the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder if the world’s biggest “mind” can actually save the day?

 

 

 

The Silence of the Lambs
HOR DVD SIL

When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lector, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder.

 

 

 

 

Toy Story
KIDS DVD TOY

Woody is a pull-string cowboy doll and is the leader of the toys until the latest, greatest action figure, Buzz Lightyear, enters the picture. When the toy rivals are separated from their owner, they learn to put aside their differences and work as a team to get back home to the boy they love.

 

 

 

Newsies
MUS DVD NEW

When the distribution price of newspapers rises in 1899 New York, the newsboys organize a strike led by Jack “Cowboy” Kelly and David Jacobs.

 

 

 

 

The Sound of Music
MUS DVD SOU

As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.

 

 

 

 


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