The Teen Council at Mission Library decided to add something new to their teen space for the upcoming school year. Check out the results!
Brave New World reminded me of the world in Fahrenheit 451, except it was infinitely worse. In a future governed by dictator-like “fordships,” people are divided into castes with no religion, love, or freedom whatsoever as they are taught from birth that “everyone belongs to everyone.” The story follows Bernard Marx – who doesn’t fit in because he questions the ways of society and exhibits too much individualism as he takes a shallow but sweet young woman, Lenina, to Indian reservations of the West. Here, they meet people who will change both of their lives forever. All in all, Brave New World is a captivating novel that fostered my love for classic science fiction. The book really prompted me to reflect on our values and reasoning as human beings, and it is definitely a novel that everyone should read (or reread) soon. Huxley is a brilliant writer, and the world he creates in this novel manages to teach, repulse, and disgust. Like my reviews? Check out my blog at Fantastic Books and where to find them
Niraja, 17 Parman TLLC
In order to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, teens gathered at Cody to compete in a trivia contest.
First, of course, teens were sorted into houses! The Sorting Hat’s cousin was nice enough to stop by to help us out!
Once the teens were sorted into their Houses, it was time to win some House Points!
After much difficult trivia question answering, teens took a break to make some Cauldron Cakes and some Harry Potter Butter drink.
And to take some Wanted Pics.
After the break, the competition was back on. Gryffindor and Slytherin were neck and neck for most of the competition, but ultimately, Gryffindor triumphed and won the House Cup! Go, Go Gryffindor!
I’ve been exploring classic literature recently, and Lord of the Flies was on the top of my list as I’d read many raving reviews for it. I wasn’t anticipating, however, that Lord of the Flies would be one of the most haunting novels I’ve ever read. Set during WWII, the story details events that occur after a group of British preparatory school boys get stranded on an island. These boys are mostly in their pre-teenage years, with some as young as six. Although they attempt to live in a civilized manner, without adult supervision their good intentions are quickly replaced by chaos. The first half of the novel was a bit slow and repetitive; however, the latter half makes up for this lull with breathtaking, action-packed scenes. All in all, Lord of the Flies amazed me with the chilling truths about human nature that Golding implies in his novel, and how these ideas are not only applicable to adults but children as well. This was truly an outstanding, insightful book that I believe everyone should read at least once in their lifetime.
Niraja, 17 Parman TLLC