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Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.
This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
Welcome to Gardnerville.
A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies . . . of natural causes.
But there’s a price to pay for paradise. Every four years, the strange power that fuels the town takes its toll and a teenager commits a horrible crime—a crime that sends other teens to their graves. And every four years, the killer is locked up in the reformatory, only to emerge years later, a shell of their former self.
Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was taken away after leading her classmates onto the trestle bridge and commanding them to jump to their deaths. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, waiting for Piper to be released. But the secrets Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar—whispering that the only way to truly get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Claire gave Dorothy Must Die a thumbs up and wrote the following summary:
Ever wonder about what happened after the Wizard of Oz? Well now you know. Amy Gumm is the other girl from Kansas and when a tornado brings her to Oz, it’s not like the movie. Dorothy came back to Oz and became a princess, but the power went to her head. Now Amy must kill Dorothy to return Oz to normal. Can she do it???
Tween Thing made stop motion movies using this app in June. It’s very user-friendly. Just set up your scene and snap a photo for each frame. The app puts them all together for you in a movie. You can even add music!
This app is free in the App Store!
Enjoy our Teen Summer Reading Program Finale by performing a poem you have written and “Spark a Reaction” in others by reciting on July 25 between 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Main Library’s Teen Zone! There will be a total of three winners. Winners will receive the following:
- *First Place: $25.00 Gift Certificate
- *Second Place: $15.00 Gift Certificate
- *Third Place: $10.00 Gift Certificate
Pick up Poetry Slam Guidelines and Prize Information at the Main Library’s lower level service desk or call 740.349.5550 for more information. Judges have been selected from among language arts professionals and librarians in the community.