Tweens & Teens

Welcome to the Tweens & Teens page! We are passionate about connecting teens with great books & authors, encouraging reading for pleasure, and creating fun experiences at the library. If you need help, please contact the library and ask for Ms. Ann.

New Teen Books @ the Library

Congratulations to all of our summer reading grand prize winners!

  1. iTunes gift cards--Connor L.
  2. Board Games--Emily S.
  3. Badger Sports Park Package--Megan N.
  4. Target gift card--Paige F.
  5. Divergent Trilogy--Melanie W.
  6. Kohl's gift card--Jenna V.
  7. Barnes & Noble gift card--Amber S.
  8. iPad mini--Eli G.
  9. Chocolate & Coffee Bistro gift certificate--Liberty M.

All of the winners have been notified. Thank you to all of our readers who participated in our Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Be sure to keep checking our website and Facebook page for future teen events, and stop in to check out the great teen reads that arrive every month.

Check out the latest reviews from the the book blog on InfoSoup.

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Title: The Teashop Girls

Author: Laura Schaefer

Review by: Manawa, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

  This book was wonderful. I mean if you like tea and friendship, because that's pretty much what this book is all about. You have Annie, who's only thirteen, but has decided to finally ask for a job at her grandmother's teashop, The Steeping Leaf, a place that she has always loved. The only thing is that The Steeping Leaf has a steeping pile of...

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Title: This Star Won't Go Out

Author: Ester Earl

Review by: Waupaca, Waupaca Area Public Library

I wanted to read this book because I have a love for writing and saw that it was a book of stories and letters written by someone who shared that love for writing. The first thing I loved about this book was that it went ahead and answered all my questions from the start. It explained when Ester was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, how...

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Title: Under the Tuscan Sun

Author: Francis Mayes

Review by: dianevantassel, Appleton Public Library

When the author and her husband buy and restore a house in Italy, they begin to make this second home into their sanctuary. Although the experience frustrations and delays with their rennovations, the property soon becomes a haven for them. Mayes' descriptions of the easy pace of life in Italy, the...

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Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Review by: Kimberly - Little Chute, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

This is a heart waming comming of age story.

The main charecter, Cath, is a fanfiction loving introvert. Cath and her twin sister Wren are starting freshmen year of collage and cath is a wreck. Wren already told Cath that she dosent want to be her room mate, so Cath is left to fend for herself. Cath sepnds every night in her room wrighting...

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Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Susanne Collins

Review by: Manawa, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

The Hunger Games is about a district (district 12 of 12) that is very poor and that is run by the capital. Every district has to have a "drawing" that the mentour chooses 2 tributes from each district from district 1-12  from the ages 12-18 and the tributes from district 12 are Primrose (prim)  Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Prims big sister...

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Title: Treasure Hunters

Author: James Patterson

Review by: Manawa, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

Treasure hunters is about  four kids that are left alone on there ship called The Lost. The reason that there left alone is that there mom was kidnapped so they dont know if she is alive or dead, all they know is that she was kidnapped in cyprus. They were with there dad but he flew off the dech of the ship when they...

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Title: The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Author: Kate Hattemer

Review by: Kimberly - Little Chute, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

Selwyn Academy is a school for the arts; for the prima ballerinas, the future stars of Broadway, the artists who's work is identical to real life. However, the elite school is being destroyed by a reality TV show, For Art's Sake, a sleazy production that manipulates...

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Title: The War within These Walls

Author: Aline Sax

Review by: Waupaca, Waupaca Area Public Library

This is a sobering story of WWII Warsaw. Misha’s family has been relocated to the ghetto where Jews die daily from starvation and disease. He goes to extreme lengths to help provide for his family, even resorting to crawling through the sewers to get to the outside world to...

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