Monthly Archives: April 2012

Take a Bow – Elizabeth Eulberg

From Jacket Cover: 

Chasing fame. 

Chasing love. 

Chasing a future.

Emme has long lived in her best friend Sophie’s shadow. She writes songs, and Sophie sings them. It’s always been like this, and feels like it always will be.

Sophie will stop at nothing to be a star. Even if it means using her best friend and picking up a trophy boyfriend, Carter.

Carter is a victim of a particular Hollywood curse: He’s a former child star. Now all he wants is a normal life. But being normal is about as hard for him as being famous.

Ethan has his own issues – a darkness in his head that he just can’t shake. He’s managed to sabotage every relationship he’s ever been in. Emme’s the only girl he’s ever really respected…but he’s not sure what to do about that.

Emme, Sophie, Carter, and Ethan are all students at a performing arts school, where talent is the norm and fame is the goal. But sometimes, being in the spotlight isn’t as important as the people you’re sharing it with – as the four of them are going to find out[.]

 

Looking for something light and witty to read this spring, but still want something with a touch of drama and truth?  Why not check out Elizabeth Eulberg’s newest novel, Take a Bow.

Here’s what some are saying about this novel:

Readers, especially teens, will relish the chance to escape with Take A Bow. It is the perfect book for a lazy spring afternoon and is sure to leave readers smiling long after the final page is turned. – Chick Lit Teens

“Take “Glee,” toss it in Lincoln Center, shake out the bizarre stereotypes and you get “Take a Bow”—the third novel from author, Elizabeth Eulberg” – Fallon Prinzivalli, MTV

This book had moments that take your breath away, moments that make your heart race, and moments that leave you grinning like crazy. The way these characters change and interact with one another while they adapt to their ever transitioning position felt so true. But really, the best word for this book is – beautiful. – Hannah Lorraine, In the Best Worlds

Have you read this book?  What did you think?  Leave us a comment!

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What’s New at WCL

The Wellington County Library system is always getting new books—and that means new books for teens, too!  Here’s a peek at what’s new at WCL for April.

Abandon – Meg Cabot

From back cover:

Pierce knows what it’s like to die, because she’s done it before. Though she tried returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone…because someone is always watching her.

Now she’s moved to a new town, but even here, he finds her. Pierce knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away…especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

If she lets herself fall any further, Pierce may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

 

 The Green Man – Michael Bedard

From jacket cover:

When fifteen-year-old O agrees to spend the summer with her ailing aunt Emily, nothing can prepare her for what she is about to encounter. Emily, an eccentric poet and owner of the secondhand bookshop The Green Man, is haunted by unsettling dreams as long-buried memories come back. While O works to bring order to the chaos of the shop and secretly begins to write poetry herself, she falls beneath the spell of a strange boy, who may be more than he appears.

As dark forces from Emily’s past threaten to awaken once more, O is determined to discover the truth behind them. But is there time?

 

The Night She Disappeared – April Henry

From jacket cover:

Gabie drives a mini cooper.

She also delivers pizzas part-time. One night, Kayla, another delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza, goes out with an order and never comes back. To Gabie’s horror, she learns that the man who called in the fake pizza order had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Was Kayla’s fate really meant for Gabie?

Obsessed with finding Kayla, Gabie teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together they set out to prove Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.

Check out these and other awesome books at your local library branch!

Summer Blog Giveaways!

Last year, the WCL Teen SRC blog had 4 book giveaways over the summer.  This year, we’re giving away gift cards to Chapters!

 

Every month, from May to August, we’re giving away a $15 Chapters gift card.  That means there are 4 gift cards in total.  So, what do you have to do to win?  It’s easy!  Read the Teen SRC blog, and look for our giveaway posts.  There, we’ll explain exactly how to enter the draw for a gift card!

The giveaways start in May, so keep checking back to the Teen SRC blog!  May 1st is only 2 1/2 weeks away, so summer starts soon at the Wellington County Library!

Upcoming Books to Film

Do you love seeing books made into movies?  If you do, check this out!  Indiewire has put together a list of 15 YA books that might soon be made into movies.  With huge franchises like Harry Potter and Twilight coming to an end, these new books/films could be the next big thing.  So what’s on the list?  Here’s a few of the picks:

Blood Red Road – Moira Young

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

To see the whole list, and read about the pros and cons of these upcoming films, check out the article here:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/15-young-adult-fiction-properties-that-could-be-the-next-twilight-or-hunger-games

And tell us what you think?  Which of these books to film are you most excited about?