Teen Review: Avengers: Endgame

May 11, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Avengers Endgame has to be one the greatest movies ever produced by Marvel. The Universes population cut in half and there seems to be way of ever undoing what Thanos has done. Even thinking about it sends butterflies to my stomach. Now, before I continue praising this movie you should...

Teen Review: Strange the Dreamer

February 25, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fariha, age 17, Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group member This duology is nothing short of incredible and finishing it has rendered me speechless. I love high fantasy so much and the world in Strange the Dreamer is truly so different from the others I’ve encountered. I'm in awe...

Top 10: Lawrence and Bathurst Eats

February 7, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Teen volunteers in the Barbara Frum Youth Advisory Group really know their neighbourhood – and they know good food with great value. They've rounded up their top ten places to go if you're in the area. United Bakers (try the pea soup, fries, massive cookie!). Pizza Hut (a Ledbury Park...

It Happened Here: Silk Screening

December 17, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Youth Advisory Group volunteers Zahra and Rumaisa Branch: Lilian H. Smith Name of the program: Silk Screening Presenter: Kingi An artist named Kingi came and taught us to silkscreen different type of fabrics and clothes. It’s a very easy process with various steps. Draw something of your liking,...

Teen Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Helen L, 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group I really enjoyed reading this book. Some of the dialogues between characters were genuine and entertaining, and the characters' personalities are distinctive. Sometimes I feel they are not just the characters in the author's mind but the people...

Teen Review: Super by Jennifer Cheng

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan K, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Teen Review: Super by Matthew Cody

October 14, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan Khandaker, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Teen Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

October 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Jenny, 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. This story takes place in Madeline Whittier’s house in Los Angeles, California. Her house is filled with pure white furniture and white walls, making her large collection of books the only thing that stands out. Madeline is a typical...

Teen Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck by Dan Slott

October 1, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: John, 16, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: The Parker Luck tells us the very interesting story of how Peter Parker, an energetic and funny man, returns to being Spider-Man after being mind swapped with one of his enemies, Doctor Octopus. Not only...

Teen Review: Strange the Dreamer

September 24, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sameen, age 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. If I had to describe Laini Taylor's "Strange the Dreamer" in one word, I would call it entrancing. Not only can...

Teen Review: The Great Hunt

September 23, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Susan, 13, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. From the very first page, I was met with romance, fantasy and breathtaking intensity. This story carries sadness, hope, joy and love. It showed me the importance of one’s country and the value of love and how much it...

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: 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: 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....

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: 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...