New Teen Books in!

Check out these following titles and many more that have arrived over the last few days in the New Teen Fiction section located right in front of the Teen Room!

Girl stays in the picture by Melissa De La Cruzgirl

If you can’t be a mega teen superstar sensation then maybe you’ll be lucky enough to join her entourage.Devon — one name only, please — is the latest and jail-bait-est pop star to hit number one on the Billboard chart, and she’s making her big-screen debut in Juicy. But after her stint in rehab, the studio isn’t so sure she’s their girl anymore. If they cut any more of her lines, she’ll be a silent film actress! Can Devon regain her star status? She needs to watch her back and make sure that flash doesn’t catch her causing a scene, and we don’t mean the kind you can yell “Cut!” after.Livia has lost the weight and gained the attitude in the Hollywood party scene. Her dad’s an Oscar-winning producer, and with a hot Beverly Hills boyfriend on her arm as well as her photos all over the pages of, Livia looks like she has a perfect life. But looks can be perfectly deceiving….And there’s fresh-faced Casey, who left a job bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly to play personal assistant to her best friend…and Devon’s rival. She’s got the biggest crush on the biggest star of the film — a hot Brit known for loving and leaving. Will Casey stay true to herself while trying to find a place in his universe?Stars. They’re just like us. But what does that mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, people.

Just another hero by Sharon Draper

anotherheroSuppose someone showed up in YOUR classroom carrying an AK-47.You have a split second:To think.To act.To be a hero.But what is a hero?That question becomes all too real for Arielle, November, Jericho, and their friends. They’ve been through so much: the hazing ritual that left Joshua dead and hearts aching; November finding out that she was pregnant with Josh’s baby. But senior year is going well, and when the fire alarm goes off in English class, everyone assumes that crazy Jack is trying to get out of another quiz. But the alarm was pulled for a very different reason. A potentially deadly reason. There’s only a matter of seconds to stop a tragedy, and all eyes are searching for someone — anyone — to step up and do something.This shocking conclusion to the two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning trilogy by Sharon M. Draper will have you holding your breath to the very last page.

See No Evil by Jamila Gavinseenoevil

After her beloved tutor disappears from her family’s London mansion, cloistered yet savvy 12-year-old Nettie is determined to find out why. In her search, she discovers deeply disturbing things about her father and how he funds her family’s extravagant lifestyle.

When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton

whistleJimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in “the Platoon,” and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season— no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover the mysteries behind it! But it is a midnight encounter with a train that shows Jimmy the man his father really is.Newcomer Fran Cannon Slayton’s powerful first novel captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of Jimmy’s life. But at its heart, this is a story about a boy and his father in a time when trains reigned supreme.

Dog Gone by Cynthia Chapman Willisdoggone

“Dead End does have a mind of his own,” Cub says low. “That doesn’t make him a bad dog,” I snap. “Maybe it makes him a smart dog.” Twelve-year-old Dill is desperately trying to keep her family from falling apart. Her father is always at work, her mother is gone, and their dog, Dead End, seems to be here one moment and missing the next. And big trouble is brewing. A wild pack of dogs is destroying local livestock and property, and the sheriff has ordered them to be shot. Is this where Dead End has been disappearing to? How far will Dill and her best friend Cub go to uncover the truth, and hold together the last strands of a family that seems to be unraveling?

Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

gorgeousIn this follow-up to the acclaimed “Lucky,” Vail returns with the second book of her powerful Sisterhood trilogy. Exploring life through the eyes of wickedly funny middle sister Allison Avery, Vail offers a refreshing and topical look at perennial teen concerns.



Thursday Theater presents Howl’s Moving Castle (rated PG)

Join us tomorrow night, Thursday, July 30th at 6pm in the Miami Room for howlsHowl’s Moving Castle!

A young girl named Sophie is cursed by a witch and given an old woman’s body. Shamed of how she looks, she flees to the woods and happens upon Wizard Hauru’s strange Moving Castle. While in the castle, Sophie makes a deal with a demon named Calcifer who can return her to her 18-year-old self. Rated PG; 119 minutes

Thursday Theater presents The Fighting Temptations (Rated PG-13)

fightingtempsJoin us tomorrow night, Thursday, July 23rd at 6pm in the Miami Room for the movie The Fighting Temptations!

When Darren, a New York hip-hop producer, is called home to Alabama for a funeral he gets a lot more than just a ceremony.  He is in line to collect a large inheritance but to do so he must form a successful gospel choir.  Can this urbanite go from hip-hop to holy?

New Teen Books have arrived!

Come in and check out these exciting new teen titles or take a look at what else is new in the Teen Collection and remember the new teen books are right in front of the Teen Room!

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Six years after Cassie and Lia resolved to become the skinniest girls in their school, Cassie dies. Unable to bear the sadness and guilt following Cassie’s death, Lia spirals deeper into her own eating disorder. Elijah, the last person to see Cassie alive, helps Lia find the strength to face her own demons and enter recovery.

Royal Blood: Vampire Kisses 6 by Ellen Schreiber

Summer break is over, and it’s time for Raven to            return to Dullsville High, ending her romantic nights with vampire boyfriend Alexander. When Raven is invited to meet Alexander’s parents, the next turn of events could change everything, for all eternity.

Wolf Island by Darren Shan

As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe – the Lambs. “We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped brethren. I’ve never rid myself of the wolf…”

Thursday Theater presents Mad Hot Ballroom (Rated PG)

Join us tomorrow night, Thursday, July 9th at 6pm in the Miami Room madhotfor the movie Mad Hot Ballroom!

There is a program in many New York City schools that requires students to take ten weeks of ballroom dancing. This inspiring documentary follows 11 year olds from three schools in the toughest and most culturally diverse neighborhoods in NYC. These kids must overcome awkwardness with the opposite sex, a lack of self-confidence and their tempting surroundings to create a new path for themselves.  Rated PG; 105 minutes