Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teen Read Week

 It Came from the Library...and into a movie theater!

You can find these great books at the library...and you can find the movie (and other media) adaptions here too. 

Batman Series
Wealthy businessman Bruce Wayne leads a double life as the caped crusader: Batman. He must battle a variety of evil villains--and his own inner demons--in order to keep peace in Gotham City.
Beastly by Alex Flinn
On book, DVD, and e-audio
Kyle Kingsbury has enjoyed being the most popular guy at school with the meanest and most egotistical attitude; however, he is punished by a witch in his English class and turned into a beast. Kyle now must find his true love and make her accept him as he is in order to break the curse and return him to the man he once was.

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
On book and DVD.
She flipped the first time she saw him. He ran the first time he saw her. That was second grade but not much has changed by seventh. She says: "My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss." He says: "It's been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort." But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he's thinking there's more to her than meets the eye, she's thinking that he's not quite all he seemed.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
On book, audiobook, and DVD.
In a wondrous parallel world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals and talking bears and witches fight wars, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. Lyra sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
On book, DVD, and e-audio.
John Smith tries to be a normal American teenager in rural Ohio but he's actually been hiding for ten years developing the Legacies, or powers, he will need to fight the Mogadorians who destroyed his planet Lorien. But the Mogadorians have begun hunting the nine fugitives from Lorien. They have already killed Number One, Number Two and Number Three and now they are after Number Four: John Smith.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
On book, DVD, and soundtrack.
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. An American bioengineering firm erects a theme park on a Caribbean island and creatures once extinct now roam the soon-to-be opened Jurassic Park. Until something goes wrong...and science proves a dangerous toy....
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
 On book and DVD.
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show with a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City. This is a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be--and where the next great band is playing.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
 On book, audiobook, and DVD.
Ponyboy and his two brothers struggle to stay together after their parent's deaths. Ponyboy knows he can count on his brothers and his friends, but not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids who get away with everything, including beating up greasers like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
On book, DVD and soundtrack.
NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of coming of age at the end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space . . .and who made those dreams come true.

Scott Pilgrim Series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Scott Pilgrim's fantastic life takes an unforseen turn when rollerblading delivery girl Ramano Flowers makes her appearance. The only catch to winning Ramona? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.  If Scott hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all.


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