This week is Teen Read Week “Unleash Your Story” and East Clinton High School will be celebrating this week in the library.
Have your teens stop by the library and check out these activities:
• A Cake Decorating Contest. Students have to decorate a cake based on a YA book.
• Submit a Summary. Submit a summary of your favorite book to be publish in the Wilmington News Journal.
• Match the Selfie to the Shelfie. Student try to match the selfie of teachers to the book “shelfie” in their rooms.
• Caught Reading. Students and teachers can submit selfies of themselves “Caught reading” for fun to our social media pages and to the library to be posted on the Caught Reading board.
• Our Fablab will be hosting a fun with chemistry session on Wednesday. We’ll be learning the chemistry involved in making marshmallows!
• Vote for Your Favorite Book to Movie. The winning Book to Movie will be shown Wednesday after school. Popcorn and pop will be served.
• Vote For the Teens Top Ten. Young Adult Library Services Assoc. (YALSA)Teens Top Ten nominees are available to vote on this year. Voting ends this Friday October 14th. Have your teen vote for their favorites at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten .
Here are two ECHS Teen Read Week Young Adult Book Summaries:
Ethan Reedy, 10th grade
“My favorite YA book is I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. This book is about the tragic lives of Noah and Jude. It takes place over two different timelines and from two different points of view — Noah’s at age 13 and his twin sister at age 16. The time between them unfolds a plethora of dark secrets as Noah’s and Jude’s stories link together as one. Through death, bullying, love and lust, it’s up to the twins to pick up the pieces and you won’t finish this novel without crying.
“This novel is my favorite because of the interesting and unique way that its written. I couldn’t put it down after we picked it up as our new novel to read for our book club. The entire book is an emotional rollercoaster. I love I’ll Give You the Sun and would definitely read it again.”
Gillian Morgan, 11th grade
“My favorite YA book is If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin. This book is about a girl named Autumn and a boy named Finny. They were best friends all throughout elementary school, and their moms were also close. When middle school hits, so does puberty. They soon drift apart and fall into different groups. In high school they don’t talk to each other except for a few words when they’re around their moms. In the last summer before college, they get close again and secrets they’ve kept hidden are revealed.
“This novel is my favorite because it really gets you attached to the characters, and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. This novel literally had me crying my eyes out just trying to tell our librarian about it.”