Open Book: December 7, 2012

OPEN BOOK: AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR TEENS
from the Weston Public Library

Open Book is an email newsletter of book recommendations for teens. It is sent twice a month and includes book excerpts in six teen fiction categories (realistic fiction, historical fiction, action/ adventure/fantasy/science fiction, romance, the buzz: middle school, and the buzz: high school). If you wish to subscribe to Open Book, please email smatathia@minlib.net or sign up in person at the Youth Services desk at the Library. Open Book email newsletters are also archived here on our blog.

Here are the picks for this week…

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Realistic Fiction

Rush for the Gold:  Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein

Two teenaged aspiring journalists who are dating solve a mystery at the 2012 Olympic Games, while one simultaneously competes for a gold medal in swimming.

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Historical Fiction

Come August, Come Freedom:  The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau

Imagines the childhood and youth of “Prosser’s Gabriel”, a courageous and intelligent blacksmith in post-Revolutionary Richmond, Virginia, who roused thousands of African-Americans slaves like himself to rebel.

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Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Shelter:  A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.

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Romance

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis

After his parents divorce, high school junior Vinnie Gold moves to Long Island with his mother and new stepfather and must negotiate a secret crush and a rather complicated connection with the popular girl next door.

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Buzz: Middle School

Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David

When Lia wins eight million in the lottery, her life suddenly changes. But Lia wonders if her fortune creates more problems than it solves.

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Buzz:  High School

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

A 16 year-old Indian boy’s passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.

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