The outside world is full of dangerous hybrids: two souls in one body. Everyone starts out this way, but it can become very unstable as the two souls age and begin to disagree. Luckily, the citizens of America have worked hard to keep the population pure. In America, one soul eventually becomes dominant until the other fades away completely. And if a hybrid never settles? The government takes care of those unfortunate cases.
Eva and Addie are two souls living in one body well beyond the standard age of settling. Addie is the dominant soul, the one that controls the body and does the talking, but Eva is always there in the backgroud. They pretend they are settled because it's far too risky to let on that Eva is still there. But when someone from school offers Eva a chance to grow stronger and eventually speak and move for herself, Addie and Eva have to make a very difficult and potentially deadly decision.
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang is a great story of an alternate universe that feels like it could be real.
Did you know that you can check out DVD's of some of your favorite manga titles? The library buys several animated Japanese television programs such as Death Note, Bleach, Claymore, Gray-man and Strike Witches to name just a few of them. Search the catalog for animated japanese television programs to find them all.
Here are the titles the Lakewood Teen Advisory Board is reading now:
24 Hours by Greg Isles
Every year a group kidnaps a kid, holds him / her for 24 hours and then collects the ransom. This year things don't go according to plan when the kidnapped kid turns out to be a diabetic.
Shutout by Brendan Halpin
Amanda and Lena are best friends until Lena makes the varsity soccer team and Lena only the junior varsity. Amanda begins to feel shut out of Lena's new life.
Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Hannah has finally realized her dream and joined the Manhattan Ballet company. Handsome musician Jacob may put a kink in her plans.
Here, There be Dragons by James A. Owen
John, Jack and Charles and entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica. This leads them on a fantastical journey into the Arcipelago of Dreams, pursued by the forces of evil.
Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
Genetically engineered teens must evade capture by the corporation that made them if they want to survive.
Looking for something unique to do? It's not too late to enjoy a signature Colorado summer event: Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison. Hosted by the Denver Film Society, Film on the Rocks features cult-classic films, show under the stars at stunning Red Rocks. Each film is preceeded by a music performance with movies beginning at dusk. Tickets are $12, available here or at King Soopers locations.
Check out one of these upcoming films!
The Hunger Games: Monday, July 15
The Princess Bride: Tuesday, July 23
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Tuesday, August 13
Photo credit: The Denver Film Society
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan is a compelling story of forbidden love, secrets and the lengths people will go to keep both. The Irving School is a prestigious boarding school; their motto is "enter here to be and find a friend." Every year the departing seniors leave a gift in their room - food, clothing, maybe booze - for the senior who inherits their room the next year. Duncan finds a surprising and intriguing gift: a stack of CD's that not only gives him the material he needs to write his tragedy paper (the grueling senior English thesis), but tells the story of Tim MacBeth. Tim transferred to the Irving School the last semester of the previous year. He was 17, an albino and shy. The last thing Tim expected was to find a friend let alone fall in love and perhaps, have that love returned.
If you liked 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Looking for Alaska or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, then this is a must read book!
The Lone Ranger hits theaters this Friday! If you're not famililar with the story Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into the legend of justice, the Lone Ranger. Be sure and check out the great graphic novel Lone Ranger series by Brett Matthews.
Want to know more information about your favorite children or teen authors? Well our Something About the Author database is a great place to start! Not only will it tell you personal information about the author, but it also tells you about any awards they may have won and other cool stuff. The database details the author's works and what the author themselves have said about their books. There are thousands of authors in the database from Suzanne Collins to Mo Willems to John Green. Take a look!
In a future Earth, giant human like creatures have invaded. Humans retreat behind walls to live protected from these giants. One day, the intelligent, 165 foot tall "Colossus Titan" appeared and breached these walls. Mikasa and her friends must find a way to defend the remains of the human race. This is my favorite Manga series of recent publication.
Supernatural comic book series "Locke and Key" by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son!) was going to be made for TV but will now be on the big screen! The story centers on the Locke children-after their Father is brutally murdered, the family moves into Keyhouse-their old family home. They discover the house contains secrets and magical keys that unlock fantastic powers, but there is a dark force that wants the family to open a door that will destroy all the good in their world. Check out the book series in the meantime!