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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: March Recommendations for Teens

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Recommendations for Teens


by Laurie Halse Anderson - Lia and Cassie were best friends until their eating disorders put them in the hospital. Since then, Cassie hasn’t had anything to do with Lia, which is why Lia didn’t answer her phone that day. It rang 33 times. And then Cassie died.

Lia still struggles with anorexia, and now she is a better liar. She knows what they want her to say so they don’t feel like they have to send her back to the treatment center where the "fat cows" prod her and tell she has to eat. She knows how to tamper with the scales so that the number doesn’t change when they weigh her. At 95 pounds she still feels fat. Not only does she have to listen to her own voice obsessing about every calorie of food she consumes; now she has to deal with Cassie making her ghostly appearances. Can Lia find the strength to overcome her guilt over Cassie’s death and her own personal demons before it is too late?

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler - Lisabeth Lewis has a host of problems: 1.) She’s anorexic 2.) She’s contemplating suicide 3.) Death just knocked on her door, literally. Surely she was hallucinating that last one, right? Nope. Death just made her the one of the Four Riders of the Apocalypse – Famine, to be exact. Maybe she can ignore that fact and it will go away, along with the beautiful, black warhorse grazing in the front yard.

It’s not long before Lisabeth must face what she has become and rides out into the world as Famine. She sees gluttony where food is wasted and witnesses the swollen stomachs of children struggling with true starvation. She finds that she has the power to turn food into ash, but also to nourish those who are in need. However, if she wants to help she must find the balance within herself as well. She can help, but will she do so when it requires her to eat?

Heist Society by Ally Carter - Her life of crime began at age five by helping her parents case the Louvre, now at age fifteen, Kat scams her way into a prestigious New England boarding school, determined to leave the family business behind. Kat’s resolve melts when she is framed, then kicked out of her school and her father is wrongly accused by a notorious mobster. With a gang of teens, she attempts to steal the paintings back, clear her father and regain the Nazi war spoils. A fast paced romp across Europe with a dash of romance makes this a quick, fun read.

Night Star by Alyson Noel - Seventeen, beautiful, and immortal, yet there is still high school drama and tragedy. After centuries of frustration and obstacles, Ever and Damen continue to strive to be together. Haven blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend, and she is determined to wreck vengeance on Ever, even if it means destroying Damen and Jude. Can Ever doom Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland?

The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt - Amos is born with a gift; will he use it, or be ashamed or feel trapped as his father did? His mother died in childbirth, and Amos is raised by his Aunt and Uncle, until his father, a trapper and wanderer comes to claim him with his new wife, an Otoe Indian. Encompassing 20 years and 2,000 miles, this is a sweeping story of Amos’s trek to Oregon, manhood, and his quest for family.

Beastly by Alex Flinn - Kyle is the best looking most popular student at Tuttle High, but his outward beauty covers his arrogant, rude, selfish, cruel, and beastly behavior. When he humiliates a teen at the school dance, she turns him into a beast in an attempt to teach him a lesson. Will he find true love in New York City, or remain a beast forever?


Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! by Beto Perez - Wondering what the Zumba craze is? Zumba is the high energy, popular Latin-inspired dance fitness program. It incorporates basic principles of resistance, aerobic, and interval training to burn fat, and tones your body. Complete with diet suggestions, illustrated moves, and a cd! Get movin’ now!


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