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Contest: Passes to the Advance Screening of Everything, Everything

May 11, 2017 | Debbie | Comments (0)

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Everything, Everything, based on Nicola Yoon’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, hits theatres on Friday, May 19, and we have passes to an advance screening on Wednesday May 17 @ 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre.

Enter to win passes to the advance screening by following our @tpl.teens Instagram account and tagging a friend in the comments of our Everything, Everything contest post on Instagram. The contest is open for 24 hours, from 1:00 p.m. on Thursday May 11 until 1:00 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2017. One entry per person. Must be between the ages of 13-19 to win. Please read the full contest details before entering.

About the Movie

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the romantic drama “Everything, Everything,” directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? “Everything, Everything” tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything. http://everythingeverythingmovie.com/

Place a hold on Everything, Everything today and read it along with the movie.  It’s also available as an ebook or eaudiobook

Full Contest Details

Enter to win a double pass to the advance screening by following our @tpl.teens Instagram account and tagging a friend in the comments of our Everything, Everything contest post on Instagram.

The contest is open for 24 hours, from 1:00 p.m. on Thursday May 11 until 1:00 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Contests are open to all residents of the City of Toronto age 13 to 19 years, except Toronto Public Library Board members, officers and employees of the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Public Library Foundation and members of those individuals' families and their cohabitants. Winners will be required to present identification when claiming their prize.
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  • Winner selections are final and the Toronto Public Library will not be contacting contest entrants who do not win prizes.

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  • Each entrant will be required to provide Toronto Public Library with his/her name, age and email address for the sole purpose of contest administration.

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  • Toronto Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect contests or your participation in them. Furthermore, the Toronto Public Library is not responsible for:
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  • Toronto Public Library reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend all or any portion of contests without notice for any reason whatsoever, without any liability to you for any costs you may have incurred in respect to the contests.
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  • Toronto Public Library reserves the right to substitute contest prizes with alternate prizes of equal or greater value.

Personal information submitted in relation to this contest is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, s.20 (d) and will be used to administer contests. Questions about the collection or management of personal information should be directed to the Privacy & Records Management Officer, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658.

 

TOP 5 MOVIES TO WATCH THIS HOLIDAY

December 28, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By Hannah, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member

You don't know what to do this holiday? You don't want to go out in this weather? Too lazy to read a book? The best thing to do is stay home and watch movies - let this post help you decide what to watch!  

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Teen Game Review : Overcooked

September 3, 2016 | Christine | Comments (0)

Review by Chelsea, age 12
  Overcooked by Ghost Town Games Poster Image

Overcooked by Ghost Town Games is a fun, cooperative game for your and your friends! It involves a great amount of teamwork, quick thinking, and of course, cooking. Can you master the art of cooking and save your city by feeding the meatball beast?

The pros of the game are:

  • it will improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • you could learn some new cooking recipes
  • you'll have fun!

The cons of the game are:

  • it's not fun if you don't have a friend around
  • you should be prepared for lots of yelling and impatience at the beginning of the game

My friends and I spent hours playing this game! It's a difficult challenge: you have to make a selected amount of recipes within a period of time! In the beginning (or tutorial), a monster appears, and it's hungry. You and your friend(s) work hard to create many salads for the monster! When you're finally finished, the monster is still not satisfied. So, the man that you are with opens a time portal and all of you escape! He brings you back in time to learn the ancient art of cooking, so you can save the city when you're ready! Are you up to the challenge?

What to Do with Your Last Days of Summer Break

August 31, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By Alissa, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member

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photo credit: Great Beyond on a CC license

 

     It is no secret to anyone at this point that school is coming. In fact, school is coming fast! The final days before school should be savoured, enjoyed, and it's a time to get creative. Do something new each year. Below, I have composed a list of ways to spend these last days. 

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Weekly Program Roundup August 29 - September 3

August 28, 2016 | stephen | Comments (0)

Time to spice up our last week of summer programming with some music and dancing! Check out what's on this week at the library:

 

Zumba for Teens

Tuesday August 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Malvern

Funky Latin rhythms mixed with easy to follow moves create a dynamic dance program that will blow you away. Teens will learn the basics of zumba in this introductory class. Drop-in. Ages 13-19.

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Attractions in Toronto

August 24, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By: Alexander & Justin Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members

 

There are many fun and amazing things to do in Toronto. Some of things that you can do in Toronto are: 

  • You can visit to CN Tower and get a better view of Toronto from above.
  • If you're an animal lover, you can visit the Toronto Zoo or the Ripley's Aquarium.
  • If you want to know more about Ontario's history, you could visit the Royal Ontario Museum.

Did you know can get free passes for most of these places in the Toronto Public Library? For more information about the passes, visit the Toronto Public Library's website.

 

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Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

August 11, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

Written by Kevin, member fo the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group

(source creativecommons.org)

On May the 6th of this year, one of the most anticipated movies got released. Captain America: Civil War was that movie and man, did it live up to our expectations! Let's JUST say that Civil War thoroughly exceeded every fans' expectations. This movie completed what many believe to be the greatest superhero trilogy of all time. The Captain America franchise can be seen as the perfect example of how superhero movie series should be made. 

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Movie Review: Romeo & Juliet

August 10, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

Written by Lola, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group          

 

(Source: torontopubliclibrary.ca)

The Romeo and Juliet movie version I watched was made in 2013. The setting was in Verona, because in the play written by Shakespeare, he decided Verona would be the perfect place for this story. Some of the actors chosen in this stellar movie were, Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet, Ed Westwick as Tybalt and Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence. I thought the movie was beautifully put together. In my opinion, the costumes fit the Elizabethan era perfectly! The acting was tremendously believable. I also appreciated how the director stayed true to the original plot; he did not add too many of his own ideas.

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What's On @ the Library - August 8-13th

August 8, 2016 | Monica | Comments (0)

Check out all the cool things happening at the Toronto Public Library this week, from the art of filmmaking to designing your very own video game!

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Our Fave Toronto Spots

August 5, 2016 | YAG Facilitator | Comments (0)

Distillery_District,_Toronto,_Canada,_2006The Northern District YAG tells you what you shouldn't miss in the city this summer. 

The Distillery District -  I really love all of the little shops, and SOMA (chocolate) in particular! (Julia) 

A cool place to go is karting, it's a pretty fun place to go and a great opportunity to hang out with friends. (Justin)

Banhmi Boys is this eatery located on near Northern District library that has amazing sandwiches for a cheap price of $5 to $10. You get a lot bang for your buck! With its great service and delicious food, I wouldn't be surprised when this hidden gem comes out of hiding this summer.

Beltline_BridgeThe Belt Line trail - It starts on Mount Pleasant and stretches all the way across Toronto. Filled with trees and small animals, it's a great place to just breath and calm down. You can run, walk, bike, anything really. Because it is a protected environment you really feel like you are somewhere completely different. It's a nice change from the city's chaos. 

Video Game Review: Black Ops 3

August 4, 2016 | Alice | Comments (0)

Call of dutyReview by Shane

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is another successful game made by Treyarch and Activition (Game developers who make Call of duty games). It is a first person shooter game.This game was released on November 6th, 2015 on platforms such as Ps4, Ps3, Xbox360, Xbox one and PC. I bought it the day it was released.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

August 4, 2016 | YAG Facilitator | Comments (1)

Post by Connor, Northern District

DofE logoThe Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program created by Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the 1950s. The award is intended to motivate young people to improve themselves in mind, body, and soul, by learning a skill, participating in physical activity, and providing service to others. To further improve the experience, the award also requests an adventurous journey; a trip into the wilderness to get away from civilization and enjoy a more rural environment.

The skills section requires you to learn or develop a skill that is passive/non-physical in nature. This can be anything from playing an instrument, to learning a language, to computer programming. The physical section needs to, naturally, be physical, and includes activities such as sports, martial arts, and kayaking. The service section closely resembles the volunteer work required for high school. Anything that helps the community, without pay or expectation, is accepted. The adventurous journey is exactly what it sounds like: taking a trip to a new and exiting environment. Camping is a perfect example. The journey can be to almost anywhere in nature, as long as it’s rural, adventurous, and away from everyday life.

AdventureWhen I was first applying for the award, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I couldn’t think of anything that would work well, and very nearly gave up then. However, I pushed forward, and before long I found everything falling into place. I asked my computer science teacher for help with my skill. I inquired at a local pool about fitness opportunities. And I asked at my library about volunteer work. The result? I would be learning C++ for my skill, swimming for my physical, and volunteering at a library program for my service.

Something interesting to note about the Duke of Edinburgh Award is that, unlike with community service hours, you’re allowed to have ulterior motives. I would’ve been learning C++ anyway, but that’s almost expected. The interesting part is that the swimming I was doing was also part of my qualification for becoming a National Lifeguarding Society swim instructor. This actually let me hit two birds with one stone, getting an NLS certification and the DofE Award at the same time.

However, if I were asked which experience I enjoyed most, I would have to say it was the volunteer work. I chose to help out with a new program at the Northern District Library called Cyber Seniors. The goal of the program was to help teach older people about computer technology, by giving them a teen mentor. The mentor was meant to help teach at a more personal level, and it worked amazingly well. Not only did the system allow the seniors to learn by their own pace, it also helped the teens connect with an older generation, which was an experience that I very much enjoyed.

All in all, the Duke of Edinburgh award provides a valuable experience to anyone who participates. Because you select what you will do for each category, it is very easy to create an experience that you’ll love, and you’ll get a prestigious award out of it too! I would highly encourage you to try it for yourself. To learn more, you can visit their website at www.dukeofed.org.

 

What's On @ the Library : August 1 - 7

August 1, 2016 | Christine | Comments (0)

Happy Simcoe Day, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your August long weekend, and doing lots of fun stuff with your friends. Speaking of fun, here is a list of some more great programs happening at the Toronto Public Library this week:

  1. Comics Jam!
    Tuesday August 2 and Wednesday August 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm

    at the Lillian H. Smith Branch
    Can't stop drawing? Join us for a two day comics jam! Sign up for Tuesday or Wednesday and unleash your fury of creativity on paper. With comic artist Rebecca Roher from the Centre for Cartoon Studies. For ages 13 - 20. Register in branch or by calling 416-393-7746

  2. Teen DJ Workshop with Scratch Lab
    Tuesday August 2, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    at the Malvern Branch
    Join Scratch Lab for a workshop that examines basic DJ Techniques as well as the evolution of mp3 software in the DJing world. The workshop will consist of a 2 hour info session where everyone will learn the basics of how to mix, match and scratch records, just like the pro DJs. Come out and join the fun and "Get Schooled" with Scratch Lab. Ages 13 - 19. Registration required, please call 416-396-8969 or visit Malvern Branch for details.

  3. Garden Club
    Tuesday August 2, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the S. Walter Stewart Branch
    Get your hands dirty and join the S. Walter Stewart Youth Advisory Group as they plant, grow, and maintain the Library's Flower Garden. Drop-in. Teens 13 - 18. Meet outside the S. Walter Stewart Auditorium to collect tools and plants. For more information contact the branch at 416-396-3975.

  4. Teen Gaming Tournament
    Wednesday August 3, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    at the Evelyn Gregory Branch
    Whether you're an experienced gamer or just looking to learn a few new tricks, our Teen Gaming Tournaments are sure to be a blast. Drop in to the library and challenge your friends to a game of Mortal Kombat or NBA2K. Maybe you'll even end up on our Gaming Wall of Fame. Prizes for the winners.

  5. Kerbal Space Program
    Thursday August 04 - Tuesday Aug 09, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    at the Fort York Branch
    Start your own space program and reach to the stars! Kerbal Space Program is an award winning game that teaches players real-world physics and engineering skills as they attempt to explore the Kerbal solar system. This multi day program will start out with a tutorial, and then attempt a mission to the moon or even another planet.
    For more information: https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/en/?page_id=7
    For tweens and teens aged 11-16 yrs. Registration begins on July 25th. Register in the branch, or by phone at 416-393-6240.

  6. Improv Workshop
    Thursday August 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    at the Barbara Frum Branch
    Building Story Through Improv!
    Learn the basic techniques of improvisation with a Young People's Theatre Artist Educator. The session includes ensemble-based exercises focusing on the creation and development or new characters and original stories. Space is limited. Please register in branch or by calling 416-395-5441.

  7. Fabric Paper
    Thursday August 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Don Mills Branch
    Create your own fabric paper in a few simple steps. Demonstration and materials will be provided. For ages 12 - 19. Space is limited. Please register in person or by phone at 416-395-5710.

  8. Silver Maple Art Club
    Thursday August 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the York Woods Branch

    Express yourself and learn visual arts techniques in the Silver Maple Arts Club. Explore and experiment with a wide variety of artistic materials while creating art true to you. Drop-In program

  9. Graffiti Art Drop In
    Thursday August 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Parkdale Branch
    In this workshop series, participants will be introduced to the world of graffiti art. Learn from a UNITY artist about letter structure, style and composition. Participants will be give step-by-step instructions on how to create their own unique graffiti pieces of art. This eight week drop-in program will lead up to the creation of a final mural project. Come to as many sessions as you can -- attend one, or attend them all. Ages 12 - 19

  10. Anime Screening -- Kiznaiver
    Friday August 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Jane/Dundas Branch
    Bring your friends and enjoy a selection of anime straight from Japan. Please note: anime will be subtitled in English but spoken in Japanese. Anime shown will be for ages 12 and up.

Hope to see you all there!

Marilyn Manson and Slipknot Concert Review

July 27, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By Alissa, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member

    On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, I had the pleasure to see Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and their opener, Of Mice & Men, live at the Air Canada Centre. I have never seen any of these bands live before but expected an amazing show. I have always wanted to see my favourite music artists Marilyn Manson and Slipknot live. Before this concert I had never listened to Of Mice & Men but they turned out to be really good live. 

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5 Seconds of Summer Concert Review

July 23, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member, Alissa

    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, I saw 5 Seconds of Summer live for the third time. For this tour, Sounds Live Feels Live, they brought along Hey Violet and One Ok Rock. They performed at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Last year, 5 Seconds of Summer also brought Hey Violet on the Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour, therefore I have seen them before; but I have never seen One Ok Rock or listened to them before the concert.

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FAIRY TAIL : Anime Review

July 23, 2016 | Christine | Comments (0)

By Alvira

Fairy Tail Anime DVD Cover ImageAnime is NOT a cartoon!!!! It's a separate piece of work...just like books or movies. Just wanted to get that cleared. And the anime I would recommend would be FAIRY TAIL. It is the best anime to ever exist. It had me hooked from beginning to end, it's that good. Those who are interested in anime, you have got to watch Fairy Tail. It will leave you addicted and wanting for more. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto, then this is a MUST WATCH.

So head to the nearest library and try it out, believe me it's gonna be awesome.

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All of these anime are also available in manga format:

 Fairy Tail Manga Cover Image

 

 

Fairy Tail

 

 

 

Dragon Ball Z Manga Cover Image

 



Dragon Ball Z

 

 

 

 

Bleach Manga Cover Image

 

 

Bleach

 

 

 
 
One Piece Manga Cover Image



One Piece

 





 Naruto Manga Cover Image



Naruto is available both in regular print and in eBook format.

Make It Rain Confetti: Panic! at the Disco and Weezer Tour 2016

July 21, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

By Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member, Alissa 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, I had the pleasure to see Panic! At The Disco, Weezer, and Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness live at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. I had the opportunity to see Panic! At The Disco live last year for the This Is Gospel Tour, which was outstanding and made me want to see them again. Before July 6th, I had never listened to the other bands and was pleasantly surprised by their performances.

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song dong at the AGO

July 5, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

Artwork by Editorial Youth Advisory Group member Wenting Li

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The AGO (art gallery of ontario) is free wednesday evenings 6-9 pm & free after 3 pm (tuesday - friday) with a valid ontario high school ID. communal courtyard (song dong) is on display until july 17.

Check out more of Wenting's artwork on the cover of Young Voices 2013! 

 

Giving and Getting Concussions

July 2, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group | Comments (0)

 When playing contact sports there is always the factor that you can obtain a major or minor concussion. Now at first it may seem very difficult to cope with a concussion because there is not much to do and all you can do is rest. Now of my three years playing rugby I have dealt with many concussions, both receiving and giving. During my recovery times I learned how to really relax and control myself these times allowed me to experience a brand new side of mine that I might have never found. Therefore because of the opportunity that was handed to me by concussions I have learned more about myself in an interesting way. See below for photo.

 

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What's on at the Library -- June 27 - July 3

June 30, 2016 | Christine | Comments (0)

Hi everyone!

Happy early Canada Day! I hope you're all enjoying your summer vacations so far. :)

Here are some more great programs for youth that you can take advantage of this summer at your local branch of the Toronto Public Library this coming long weekend:

  1. 3D Printer Certification -- Thursday June 30, various times
    (please click on branch names for details)
    St. James Town, Scarborough Civic Centre, & North York Central Library
    Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printers available at Toronto Public Library Digital Innovation Hubs. Class instruction includes:
    * How to prepare a 3D design file for print
    * How to use the equipment properly and safely
    * A review of the rules and guidelines for using the 3D printer

  2. Pride Creative Writing Workshop with YA Author Robin Stevenson
    Thursday June 30, 5 - 7:45pm

    Lillian H. Smith, ROOM B/C - Lower Level
    Flannery O'Connor once said that anybody who had survived childhood had enough material to write for the rest of his or her life. Our own life experiences can be powerful jumping off places for crafting fiction - in fact, many novels have their beginnings in specific events in the author's own life. In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore how we can use our own memories, experience, questions and curiosity to create convincing characters and compelling stories. Drop-in, no registration required, TEEN and YOUNG ADULT program! Ages 13-29

  3. Call of Gamerz: Teen Video Game Nights-- Thursday June 30, 6:15 - 7:45 pm
    Malvern
    Join Malvern's Youth Advisory Group for a night of fun and video games including games for Wii, PS3 and XBox 360. No registration required, just drop in and get your game on!

  4. Adults' Chess Club -- Saturday July 2, 1 - 2:30pm
    Gerrard/Ashdale
    Play casual chess for ages 13 years and up.

  5. Storygami -- Saturday July 2, 2 - 4pm
    Lillian H. Smith
    Join us for origami, featuring new & wild folds each session. No experience is necessary to participate and have fun. We partner with the UofT Origami Club F.O.L.D. - Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream. This drop-in program takes place every first Saturday of the month.

  6. Saturday Movie & Popcorn -- Saturday July 2, 2-3pm
    Highland Creek
    Come and join us on Saturday afternoons. The movies are great for the whole family and the popcorn is free.

  7. Keep Calm & Colour On -- Saturday July 2, 2 - 3:30pm
    Locke
    Colour your cares away while you enjoy the latest craze of adult colouring. Materials will be provided, or bring your own. No registration required!

  8. My Home Is... Spoken Word/Poetry Workshop -- Saturday July 2, 1 - 4pm
    Dawes Road Meeting Room
    Join Slam Coach Cathy Petch for a guided freewrite on themes of home, place and transition. Be brave, be bold, be you. For adults and youth. In association with East End Arts. Contact the branch for details.

Hope to see you all there!

Your Bookmark Here: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

June 21, 2016 | Claire A | Comments (0)

My lady janeLady Jane Grey was the Queen of England for 9 short days (before she was dethroned and lost her head- literally).  You might have heard of her and you might not have but one thing for sure is that you've never heard her story told quite like this.  My Lady Jane is funny and romantic with a supernatural twist (humans that turn into animals - what more could you ask for in a historical retelling?).   The authors definitely do not get history right, but they do a great job of re-writing it.  If you are looking for something good to read - and I mean REALLY REALLY good, then this is the book for you!  

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Your Bookmark Here: Unrivaled: A Beautiful Idols Novel by Alyson Noel

May 10, 2016 | Claire A | Comments (0)

 
UnrivaledLayla Harrison longs to leave her California life behind and head to New York City for journalism school.  Aster Amirpour dreams of fame and fortune and will do anything to get it.  Tommy Phillips grew up in a small town and has high hopes of making it big in LA.  And then there's Madison Brooks, Hollywood's hottest It Girl.  She's famous, beautiful and dating teen heartthrob Ryan Hawthorne
 
Layla, Aster, and Tommy meet when they are lured into a competition to see who can host the hottest party at one of club promoter Ira Redman's nightclubs.  The winner gets a huge cash prize and whoever can draw in the most celebrities to their club will win.  The biggest draw is Madison Brooks.  If Layla, Tommy, or Aster can score her at one of their clubs, they basically have secured the win.  
 
But when Madison suddenly goes missing, everyone is left wondering who is to blame for her disappearance and who knows more than what they are saying. 
 
I really enjoyed this book.  I initially picked it up because everyone described it as Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl and this novel did not disappoint.  Its Chick-Lit Gold.  If you looking for a quick easy read, then this is your book. Unrivaled ends with a cliffhanger that will leave you anxiously waiting for the next book in the series to come out.  
 
 
 
 

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

February 27, 2016 | Teen Blogger | Comments (0)

Review by Shane, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group

Naruto shippunden ulitmate ninja storm 4 game coverNaruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is indeed the best Naruto game that has ever been released. It is the last of the storm series and it did have the best ending in my opinion. Since the anime is being dragged on the fillers, the game and the manga are the only source for the rest of the story. As a die-hard Naruto fan, I loved the story. It was very interactive for an anime game. The transition from the cut scenes to the game play was hardly noticeable.

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Celebrity Instagram Photos of the Week

December 9, 2015 | Claire A | Comments (0)

@chrishemsworth @nayarivera@frenchmontana

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Celebrity Instagram Photos of the Week

November 18, 2015 | Claire A | Comments (0)

@abelxo @kourtneykardash @elizabethbanks

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