It was a scary, gory, smelly zomby… uh zombie. It carried a dreadful, awful, frightful pumpkin. And it EXPLODED. The end.

Isn’t it the best horror story ever written? No?! Well I tried.

It seems some author are way better at giving you shivers than I am. So here a some suggestions of frightening stories for this time of the year where the frontier between the worlds of the living and the dead blend together.

 

You may also get some great ideas for a Halloween Party on the Barnes&Noble Teen Blog!

Have a wondreadful Halloween guys !

 

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Maybe you already figured this out, but the Teen Connection program schedule changed. From now on, it will be 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 PM. Hopefully it’s a best time frame for you and you will show up as a huge enthusiastic crowd.

 

 

Next event will be Spoopy Halloween Workshop ! 

Join us for a craft party revolving around Halloween. Snacks will be

provided. Create Halloween themed masterpieces!

Come! Eat! Have fun!

 

This is a must-read novel for anyone who has ever sat at the kid table . . . or is still sitting there!

Over the course of five family events Ingrid chronicles her generation’s attempt to grow up — from the laugh-out-loud dysfunctional moments to the more serious situations.

Ingrid lack of empathy and questionable morality lead her to make twisted choices. She is not the only one to struggle throught this year though: extended family members will deal with anorexia, identity crisis, alcoholism, ect.

The  episodic structure serves as a metaphor for the  family: a whole made of several disparate parts with some unanswered questions.

The book is a bit confusing because of numerous characters, however the family tree at the beginning helps to keep track of everyone.

“Snow White”, “Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Hansel and Gretel”… does it ring a bell? I knew it! They entertained you as a kid so often, how could you forget! These stories are likely ingrained deeply in your brain, more efficiently than mayonnaise drenched chicken salad. But it was during childhood. Sadly, fairy tales are a pleasure of the past for grown ups…

WHAT! Of course not! Hope you didn’t take it seriously. These timeless stories have been told and retold and will be told again in the future. Revisit your childhood heroes with these Fairy tales retold for Young Adults. Good times, new perspectives and nostalgia guaranteed.

              

Read happily ever after.

It’s hard to predict the future. Who knows a book is going to be a really good read before it’s published? Harry Potter’s popularity was a real surprise, after all! People try to guess it anyway – which leads to my discovery of the “Most Anticipated Young Adult books of 2017” lists of Paste and Brightly websites. First, I looked which ones we have here at the Belleville Public Library. Then, I looked the ratings on Goodreads. I’m aware its a bit late for these most anticipated books of 2017, therefore a lot of them are already out and rated by readers. The point is: I kept only books rated more than 3.5. That’s how I got this list of excellent fairly new books for you!

                      

Have a good read !

From the library to you, people of 12 to 18 years! A way of having more fun. A way of being less bored. Challenges to take. And the best part: rewards along the way. We offer the Teens Summer Reading Challenge to you!

            **Round of applause**              

It’s actually reallllly simple. Visit the library between June 17 and August 17 to sign up. From the following day, tell us about what you are reading to get a ballot for our prize basket.

You’ll get a flyer with special challenges. Complete them and tell us about it. When you complete 5 challenges, you get to play Plinko for a chance to win instant prizes. Plinko can be played once a week only.

If you are often disappointed in the movies you have watched after reading the book , go the other way around. Reading the book after watching the movie is good too. It’s up to you. Whatever your decision, be aware that every movie ever made has been written first, at least as a script, and a vast amount of those scripts are inspired by books. So, if you like movies, you also like books. It’s logical right? Then, read one of those marvelous books already adapted into a movie or that will get a shot on the big screen soon.

      

These titles are available, but on Overdrive only.

 

We do have “A Monster Calls” and “Before I Fall” movies already. Look!

A Monster Calls DVD Before I Fall DVD