Teen Review: Son of Bigfoot Movie

August 22, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Aathiga, member of Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group ‘Son of Bigfoot’ is an animated film that was released in July 2018. It is about a 13 year old boy named Adam, who has hair that grows at an unrealistic rate. His feet also suddenly grow, and when he is...

Teen Review: Beat Shazam

August 18, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Everybody has a music genre, or a couple of genres, that they enjoy most. Chances are, “Beat Shazam” will include one or more of your favorite songs. “Beat Shazam” is an American television game show hosted by Jamie Foxx, an...

Teen Review: The Winnowing

August 18, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sudipta, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi, Stranger Things and X-files, then this is the book for you. The Winnowing was published by Scholastic in September 2017 and was written by Vikki Vansickle. This book was the winner of the...

Teen Review: Avengers: Infinity War

August 15, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fletcher, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Infinity War contains many characters from the Marvel Universe. It contains the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-man and Dr. Strange, which all have their own separate franchise and have done well. Additionally, the variety of superheroes do not...

Teen Review: The Good Doctor

August 15, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group With Season Two of “The Good Doctor” premiering on September 24th, 2018, I felt it was a good time to review the first season. “The Good Doctor” was developed by David Shore, who is also one of the executive producers...

Teen Review: City of Bones

August 14, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Marina, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) is about a fifteen-year-old girl, Clary Fray who heads out to the Pandemonium Club with her friends in New York City and witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos...

Teen Review: Deltora Quest Series

August 13, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group The Deltora Quest Series was first published in the 2000’s and is written by Australian author Emily Rodda. Although this book may not be the most recent, it is an amazing and exciting read that will take you through an...

Teen Review: IT (2017) movie

August 11, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Vince, age 16. This review containers spoilers! A horror movie portrays a psychological reaction that invokes fear in an audience. The film ‘IT' (20170) directed by Andres Muschietti is a riveting and captivating movie that has always been my long-time favorite. This film follows the lives of a...

Teen Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

August 9, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sarah, age 16. I adore The Perks of Being a Wallflower so much. This book is about a boy named Charlie, who is going into his freshman year of high school in the early 90s. He writes letters to someone the reader doesn’t know, telling them about his...

Teen Review: Ant-man and the Wasp

August 8, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nain, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group After Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios had some work to do in making their next movie something that could even come close to the excitement of Infinity War. Luckily for fans, Ant-Man and the Wasp did not disappoint. The movie...

Teen Review: The Incredibles 2

August 7, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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By: Surina WARNING: Spoilers! After 14 years, the Incredibles are back on the screen with even more action in The Incredibles 2! In this sequel, we are reunited with all the best characters of the previous film including Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Dash, Violet, Jack Jack, and even Edna, as...

Teen Review: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

July 30, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Oishe, member of the Albert Campbell branch Youth Advisory Group. The Raven Cycle is a young adult fantasy series written by Maggie Stiefvater. The series consists of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily Lily Blue, and The Raven King. These books take place in the small...

Teen Review: The Remedy

July 24, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Marina, member of the Brentwood Youth Advisory Group The Remedy is a novel by Suzanne Young about a character named Quinn who helps different families and provides closure. She's a closer taking the role of dead girls’ lives. Closers are people who can take on the role of...

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...

Teen Review: Black Panther

March 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group In this moment of time you’d have to have heard about the movie Black Panther. It’s been blowing up as it jumped past $500 million at the global box office. Critics have been praising the movie and naming it the...

Avenues to Publishing Your Work

February 27, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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by Terese Mason Pierre As a Toronto Public Library Editorial Youth Advisory Group (EYAG) member, one of the most common questions I get from teens and young adult writers, whether they’re on the EYAG or not, regards how they can get their work published. They’ve edited their work as much...