Teen Review: Around the World in 80 Days

September 18, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Lazim, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group. Around the World in 80 days, written by Jules Verne, is an adventure book. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, and many others subsequently. The book starts out with Phileas Fogg making a bet with...

Teen Review: Teen Tips for Success in High School

September 15, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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By Samir, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group This is a blog entry written to help Grade 9 students find success in high school. As a Grade 11 student, who is halfway through high school, I have used these tips and they have helped me a great deal. Glean...

It Happened Here: Hip Hop Architecture Camp

September 14, 2018 | Debbie

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This summer Toronto Public Library hosted its first ever Hip Hop Architecture Camp. Youth from across the city heard guest speakers and were paired with talented design professionals who volunteered to mentor participants. The camp was designed to introduce under-represented youth to architecture, urban planning, social issues and economic development...

Homework Help: Avoiding Plagiarism

September 10, 2018 | Laura

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As a librarian who spends most of her days in Toronto high schools, I have sat in on a lot of staff room lunches and overheard a lot of talk that probably sounds familiar to you. “…and I was able to google parts of his assignment and found the exact...

Teen Review: Caraval

September 5, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Esther, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. If your a fan of fantasy, romance and mystery, Caraval is definitely a book for you. Written by Stephanie Garber, Caraval tells the story of Scarlett Dragna and her adventures through the Carval show, the once-in-a-lifetime performance filled with magic...

Teen Review: What to Say Next

September 4, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sudipta, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. What to Say Next is a novel written by Julie Buxbaum, published in July 2017. This novel falls into the genre of romantic fiction. What to Say Next relates a lot to teen problems, on how to solve them and...

Teen Review: Scorpion by Drake

September 4, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Samir, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Drake is a household name in Toronto and is one of the well-known artist from this city. He has released numerous bodies of work which have all been successful and his latest album, “Scorpion”, is no exception. Drake released “Scorpion”,...

Teen Review: Ready Player One

August 31, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fletcher, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. Ready Player One, the movie, was released in March, 2018 and directed by Stephen Spielberg. Based on the book written by Ernest Cline, it racked up 582 million US dollars, whereas the budget was 175 million. The movie has a...

Teen Review: The Marrow Thieves

August 28, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. If you are into books containing rich culture, a dystopian society, and the need for survival, then look no further. The Marrow Thieves was written by Canadian Métis author Cherie Dimaline and was released in May 2017. This book has...

Teen Review: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

August 24, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fariha, member of the Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group. Trigger Warning: Rape How do you get a girl to stop crying? You cover her mouth. The first time I started reading this book, back when it was just released, I read the first three pages and closed it....