Parman Teen Book Review: “Me before you” by JoJo Moyes

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2016 by parmanlibraryteens

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Although Me Before You is a sweet, poignant novel that ponders the value of family, friends, and love, I still feel as though it is one of the most overrated books of all time. Personally, I’m quite cautious when reading a novel that is very popular, for I fear that I will not love it as much as everyone else. This is what happened with Me Before You. I love the messages the novel sends, from living life to the fullest and having no regrets to being independent while relying upon family and friends for aid and comfort. However, I feel as though these themes are hackneyed in literature, and I felt as though I was reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green all over again except in a different format. I liked how witty and charming Will could be, but Louisa – the protagonist – was just too dull and distant for my liking. I also felt as though Moyes’ writing style was drawn out unnecessarily, and it took me days to finish this novel because I would lose interest frequently. Also, even though the ending was touching, it didn’t move me to the point of tears; I’m actually one of the few readers out there who liked the ending, and felt satisfied enough with it that I don’t think I’ll be reading After You, the sequel to this novel, anytime soon. All in all, Me Before You just wasn’t for me, but I hope teens and adults who decide to give this novel a try will enjoy it more than I did.

Niraja 17, Parman TLLC

Super Smash Bros Tourney

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2016 by thousandoakslibraryteens

There was a Smash Bros Tournament at Thousand Oaks.  There were 12 contestants and the winner took home a $60 gift card bought by the friends of the library.  Elijah took home the prize by winning every round in this double elimination tournament.

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Playing Smash Bros Melee while waiting for their game

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The Finals! Elijah vs William

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The Winner!!

Anime Night

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2016 by greatnorthwestlibraryteens
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Las Palmas Teen Area

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2016 by laspalmaslibraryteens

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Teens at Las Palmas decorated the teen area for back to school.

Landa Teens – Classic

Posted in Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 8, 2016 by landalibraryteens

Landa Teens went classic this Teen Night –  we screened Gremlins, conquered The Most Difficult Popcorn In the World : Jiffy Pop (As Fun to Make as it is to Eat  :)  ), and even made our own Sour Patch Candy with grapes (Big Thanks to our Encino peeps for the awesomely tasty recipe!) !

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Parman teen book review: “The Problem with forever” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2016 by parmanlibraryteens

problem-with-foeverThe Problem with Forever is a meaningful and deeply moving contemporary novel that tackles some heavy topics – abuse, mental health counseling, and even death – beautifully. Even though this novel is a little long for a young adult novel, I flew through all 480 pages because the story was so captivating. The plot follows Mallory Dodge and Rider Star – two foster children who have known each other since they were three – as they run into each other again after being separated for four years. Armentrout’s writing is well-crafted, making Mallory’s story heartbreakingly real and taking readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Sometimes I found myself grinning so widely my cheeks hurt; other times I fought back tears and attempted to swallow the lump in my throat. I loved how character-driven The Problem with Forever is, as all the characters are dynamic, easy to relate to, and understandable. Character development was one of the most interesting aspects of the novel, and I found myself liking even minor characters, who managed to play a major role in the story. Of course, Mallory and Riker were my favorites. I felt as though I could personally relate to Mallory’s shyness, and Riker is so compassionate and patient with her. Overall, The Problem with Forever is a novel like no other and would be perfect for readers who are looking for a novel that is both impactful and sweet.

Niraja, 17 Parman TLLC

READ Display @ Mission

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2016 by missionlibraryteens

The Teen Council at Mission Library decided to add something new to their teen space for the upcoming school year. Check out the results!