Monthly Archives: June 2009

Book Review- “King of the Screwups” by K.L. Going

Book Review – “Along for the Ride” by Sarah Dessen

Mortal Instruments Trilogy

 Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


     After witnessing a murder at club in New York City,  15 year old Clary Fray is immediately pulled into a world that before was invisible to her. She soon befriends Jace Wayland and his adopted siblings Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, who are Shadowhunters. Shadowhunters are humans who have angel blood in them who fight off deamons that come from different worlds. Soon after she meets Jace, her mother is captured by Valentine, an ex-Shadowhunter who tried to rid the world of deamons and Downworlders (half human, half deamons, such as werewolves and faries) in an extreme fashion. The life she once new and the person she though she was dissappears. Now Clary must find out who she is while trying to save her mother, and help her new friends stop Valentine from returning to power. I read the first book, CIty of Bones for a summer reading requirement, but right after I finished it I wanted to read the other two books. The characters are so unique and lovable. Clare creates a vivid and beautiful world and brings the reader through it with wonderful descriptions. The plot was excellent, it was suspensful and dramatic, but it was not overly done. I really encourage others to read this book, especially those who enjoy fantasy novels

Meeting Notes- June 5th, 2009

TAB Meeting Notes – June 5th, 2009

Present at meeting- Bree, Emily, Olivia, Michelle, Natalie and Spencer.

Thanks to our new co-secretary for taking notes! And our new vice president for running the meeting!

Suggestion for fundraising- chocolate pops ( Bree and Natalie offered) Undecided on spending monies

Summer ideas for TAB-

Open Mic Day (outlined hours for different ages)- maybe August 18th – Celebrate “Bad Poetry Day”

Skits- The Little Lost Astronauts July 7th at 10:30pm. – arrive at 10:00am. TAB members will guide kids in play/skit and act as narrator & Dr. Saul R. System

Batman Skit- re-write existing skit…

Much talk about skits… led to planning a meeting for Tuesday, June 9th after school @ the library. Join us to look over skits….and plan.

Talked about a food/ picnic event

May Teen Book List

Young Adult Fiction

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

The Awakening – Kelley Armstrong

Blizzard’s Wake – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Bone By Bone – Carol O’Connell

The Boyfriend List – E. Lockhart

Death By Denim – Linda Gerber

Evil Genius – Catherine Jinks

Genius Squad – Catherine Jinks

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J K Rowling

Hunger – Michael Grant

I Am the Wallpaper – Mark Peter Hughes

If I Should Die Before I Wake – Han Nolan

The Lost Fleet: Relentless – Jack Campbell

The Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments Book 2: City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments Book 3: City of Glass – Cassandra Clare

The Reformed Vampire Support Group – Catherine Jinks

Skin Hunger – Kathleen Duey

Sleepaway Girls – Jen Calonita

Wicked: Witch & Curse – Nancy Holder & Debbie Wright

Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound – Nancy Holder & Debbie Wright

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson


Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Pocket Daring Book For Girls – Andrea Buchanan & Miriam Peskowitz