Teen Review: History is All You Left Me

July 19, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Ara, age 12. Warning: some spoilers ahead. This sounds like the kind of book that will make you cry in public! Other formats available: ebook eaudiobook "Don’t die at all. Okay?" "Fine. I’ll never die." "I mean it. Promise me." "I promise you: I’ll never die." A promise...

Teen Review: I Am Number Four

July 11, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by William, age 15. I Am Number Four is a good book with many fun moments and an interesting plot. It's a mashup of genres, mostly high school drama and sci-fi. The book is the first in a much longer series, and although it is the first introduction to...

Teen Review: The Sun and her Flowers

July 3, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Lily, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group The Sun and her Flowers is written by Canadian-Indian poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur. This is her second collection of poetry, her first one being Milk and Honey. Both of these collections have been bestsellers and amazing reads. In this...

Teen Review: Avengers: Infinity War

June 7, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Lily, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group Avengers: Infinity War came out on April 27th and is already one of the biggest Marvel movies to date almost earning $2 billion. *CONTAINS SPOILERS* scroll down to bottom for review. Check out Avengers books and other related material at...

Celebrate Youth Week at the Library

April 30, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Written by Brentwood Youth Advisory Group members The Youth Advisory Group at Brentwood Branch There are about 100 billion brain cells in the average youth. And if there are 1.1 billion youth in the world, that gives us a *whole lot* of brain cells spitting out information and ideas with...

Butterflies Have Beautiful Wings: A Youth Week Speech

April 18, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Written by Ava V, Brentwood Youth Advisory Group member In July of 2010, it was estimated that there were 10.2 million youth (24 and younger) in Canada. This makes up about 30 percent of the population. Every day, youth are bombarded with images and pressures to live up to, whether...

A Room of Your Own

April 16, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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by Nathalie, member of the Brentwood Branch Youth Advisory Group A Room of Your Own is an interactive book club designed especially for teen girls. In this club you will be able to meet other teens who may have the same reading interests as you. Each month, the group discusses...

Teen Review: Ready Player One

April 13, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Oishe, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group With the movie having been released quite recently, and the book having received hype for years and years, I thought it would be only appropriate to finally give Ready Player One a read. Written by Ernest Cline, the book...

Teen Review: Scary Hours EP – Drake

April 6, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Stephon, Dufferin Youth Advisory Group member. Fans of Toronto artist Drake were surprised when he released a two-track extended play titled Scary Hours. The first track, and the clear radio driven hit, “God’s Plan” is a huge chart topper. It became the 29th song of all time to...

Teen Review: Every Day

March 22, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Deborah, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group The book Every Day by David Levithan is about a character ‘A’ who wakes up in a different body everyday. ‘A’ has lived his whole life with specific rules. Never interfere in the everyday life of the person of the...