Teen stuff at the Picton Branch

Stuff like new books lists, programme details, volunteer ops... everything to do with the TeenRoom at the County of Prince Edward Public Library - Picton Branch.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Still under construction :( ... but some new books have arrived to console me

Hmm... well... what did I say? The construction is not done yet. It is starting to take shape though, which is cool. I can actually see that the TeenRoom is going to be quite funky and definitely *the* place to be... when it's finally done.

Anyway, as I said, we got some new books in. And if you have to be consoled, a pile of awesome reads is as good a way as any. So, here's the short list (come in to the library for the long one):
  • Planet Janet by Dyan Sheldon
    With a Mad Cow for a mother, an eccentric psycotherapist for a father, and a dweeble for an older brother, it's no wonder sixteen year old Janet Foley Bandry is ready to enter the Dark Phase of her life. According to Janet, the DP involves dressing in black, writing in her diary, and thinking about DEEP AND MEANINGFUL THINGS when she isn't thinking about boys, what colour to dye her hair, or whether or not her nose piercing is infected.
  • If... Questions for Teens by Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell
    If you were to pick any three friends to go to college with, who would you choose?
    If you had to give up TV for one year, what would you do with your extra time?
    If one of your teachers winked at you, what would you do?
  • Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks by Erika V. Shearin Karres, Ed. D.
    Cliques. Snobs. Teasing. Gossip. Backstabbing. "In" crowds and "outsiders". Name-calling and showing off. Let's face it - the girl world is tough!
    Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks is you ultimate survival guide to getting through your school day. Girl guru Dr. Erika talked to more than 1,000 teen girls just like you to help you understand what makes mean chicks tick.
  • How Not to Spend Your Senior Year by Cameron Dokey
    Rule #1: If at all possible, don't pretend to be something you're not. Specifically, don't play dead. Trust me on this one. I did it, so I should know.
    Jo O'Connor has spent her whole life moving around. When it comes to new schools, there's not a trick in the book about starting over that Jo doesn't know. But life is about to teach her a new trick: how to disappear entirely.
  • Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos
    A Memoir: In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring young writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he agreed to help crew a boat loaded with drugs from the Virgin Islands to New York City, setting sail on an ill-fated expedition that eventually landed him in federal prison.
  • Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
    I look down at the grey oblong pill nestled in his palm. "What's it do?" I ask. "Is it drugs?"
    "Heh, no," Rich says. "It's better than drugs. You take it, and the quantum computer, which is inside the pill, travels through your bloodstream and up into your brain. Then ittells you how to be cool all the time."
    "Are you for real?"
    "See, if you were squipped, you wouldn't say that," Rich smirks.
    What do you do if you're not cool? If girls are just an impossible (wet) dream? Simple. You get yourself a squip. That's what Jeremy did. He did it to win the love of Christine. But the Squip had other ideas...
  • Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
    "Simon Glass was easy to hate... I guess, really we each hated him for a different reason, but we didn't realize it until the day we killed him."
    (Hmm... enough said.)

Okay, so that's my big long list with tidbits from each book. And there are more cool books at the library. Even if they're not in your branch, you can request them and they will arrive... Just like that. All you have to do is ask your librarian.

Cheers and bye for now. :)


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