Posts Tagged ‘BPl Teens’

I was pondering, trying to find a subject for a post. I looked at my lists of “already read books” and “books I want to read”. There was “The upside of unrequited by Becky Abertalli”. And “How to save a life by Sara Zarr”. A, B, Z… I decided I would go for and A to Z list of books. Here we go!

A – Abertalli, Becky, The upside of unrequited. Didn’t read it yet but it’s on my list and got really good reviews.

B – Bang, Barry Lyga. Two Bs! I loved I hunt killers, this one is on my “To read list”.

C- Calvin, Martine Leavitt. A dip in a schizophrenic mind, funny and serious at the same time.

D- D.J. MacHale, Bobby Pendragon. Still such a great fantasy read!

E- Eric Walters, Flyboy. Historical fiction about WWII from an awesome auth0r.

F-Fault in our stars, John Green. They made a movie out of it… means it’s an awesome story right?!

G- Gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue, Mackenzi Lee. An exciting adventure set in 1700s Europe featuring LGBTQ+ and POC characters!

H-Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. I know that everyone knows about Harry Potter! It’s still a good reading suggestion.

I- Iturbe, Antonio, The librarian of Auschwitz. Based on a true story, great book about WWII prisoner camps.

J- John Flanagan, The Outcasts. First book of Brotherband chronicles, a tale of vikings that can become addictive.

K- Kid table, Andrea Seigel. Nice story about a crazy extended family. Nostalgia over your cousins guaranteed.

L-Long Walk to Valhalla, Adam Smith. This one is a Graphic Novel about facing your past. I loved it!

M- Murphy, Julie. Dumplin’. It’s a story about body image and dreams. A must read.

N- Nest (the), Kenneth Oppel. An horror story like no others!

O-Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark endeavor. Oppel again… well he’s a great author. This one is about Frankenstein.

P- Prudence Shen, Nothing can possibly go wrong. Really funny graphic novel about a bunch of teens competing against each others and then together against the world.

Q-Quinn, Kate Karyus, Another little piece. It was really hard to find a “Q” one… however it got 3.7 stars on Goodreads and a place in my “To read” list.

R – Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap. Good story that begins in our reality and slips a bit in a mysterious one.

S- Stiefvater, Maggie. Scorpio Races.

T- They both die at the end, Adam Silvera. “This is sooooo good. Just so good!” someone told me.

U- Under the never sky, Veronica Rossi. Post-apocalyptic romance that got good reviews.

V- Vikki Vansickle, Winnowing. Great sci-fi coming of age story.

W- OCDaniel, Wesley King. Such a good read! It gives a good insight at OCD, the author being OCD himself.

X- X, Ilyasah Shabazz. Vivid, fictionalized account of Malcolm X early life.

Y- Young, Moira. Blood read road. It seems like quite a travel in a post-apocalyptic world. On my “To read” list.

Z- Zarr, Sara, How to save a life. Peculiar tale about two teenage girls, a mom and a baby to be born. It’s not clear who saved who but it’s a happy ending.

What would your alphabet of books would be? Let us know!

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Sometimes, life sucks. Sometimes, we have unexpected ordeals thrown at us and  it’s overwhelming. It’s not always easy to talk about it. It may be embarrassing or so overpowering the words won’t come out. Even though other people may have been in the same situation. And sometimes, people wrote about tough times. It can be of help, when you don’t know where to turn.

Librarians can help you find the information you are looking for… however, you may prefer to keep it private, in which case this list of Dewey Call Numbers where you may find books about the subject(s) that interest you may prove useful.

There is also a lots of resources who can help you.

Sexuality/Birth control/STIs/Health:

Sexuality and You: sexandu.ca

HPEC Public Health: hpepublichealth.ca

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

Abuse/Sexual Assault:

Sexual Assault Centre : sacqd.ca

Crisis line 1-877-544-6424

Mental Health/Addiction/Counselling:

kidshelpphone.ca: 1-800-668-6868

Peer Support: psseo.ca/peer-support/     phone: 613-969-1772

Addictions Centre: addictionscentre.ca/  phone: 613-969-0077

COSP : cosp.ca/  phone: 613-966-7410

Housing:

youthab.ca: 613-969-0830

LGBTQ+ Support:

Youthline: youthline.ca/  phone: 1-800-268-9688

And here are a few books you could borrow from the library or read at the library if for any reason you don’t want to check them out.

    

Hope there is something useful for you in there.

I did “Awesome books for teen girls” in October and got lists after lists of suggestions for girls. Let me just say… it wasn’t as easy for you boys. There was not as many lists out there. I really wanted to have a male perspective on the subject too, so it got drastically harder. I didn’t give up and here for you: 13 gems recommended by guys! There are sports, fantasy, mystery, real life and funny stories… a bit of everything, so assuredly something for you in there.

treasurehunterjamespatterson thebatboymikelupica ashfallmikemullin

  eragonchristopherpaolinilordoftheflieswilliamgolding

     wearetheshipkadirnelson

If you need more suggestions, here are some of the list I got inspiration from:

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/11/15/50-best-books-for-boys-and-young-men/ A list of older classics, great picks nonetheless.

https://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/

I know i’m not a guy myself, however I would like to add 2 books that thrilled me. They gave me the feeling it was more for a male audience.

Hey you! Yes you, female bookworm, here are a few picks from “Books Every Teen Girl should read/have read” from  Goodreads. I’m sure you will find one appealing. If not, look at the full list. There is 200 more to choose from.

  

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.

Here are some novels to check out with cool, powerful and strong Female Leads:

AllanatheFirstAdventurebyTomaraPierce. ClockworkAngelbyCassandraClareInsurgentbyVeronicaRothWheretheMountainMeetstheMoonbyGraceLinPalaceofStonebyShannonHale MatchedbyAllyCondie JaneEyrebyCharlotteBronteHild by Nicola GriffithTomorrowWhentheWarBeganbyJohnMarsden   TrickstersQueenbyTamoraPierceGoldenCompassbyPhilipPullman AGreatandTerribleBeautybyLibbaBray

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