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Jul 13

Teens Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teens review The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
 Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes book coverTeens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. 

The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, is a classic and beloved YA series. In 2020, Collins published a prequel to the trilogy called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This is about the early days of the Hunger Games, set during the 10th annual Games. This week we have two great reviews of this book. To check out the teens' reviews and to get a list of readalikes chosen by YCPL staff, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Jun 15

Teens Review: Ready Player One

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Two York County high school teens review Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for the Teens Review serie
Teens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline book coverReady Player One by Ernest Cline was published in 2011 and was a blockbuster bestseller, followed up with a movie and a sequel published in November 2020. Today we have two reviews for this book from two York County teens. If you're interested in earning volunteer hours and writing a review of a book you've read, contact the Tabb Library youth services at 757-890-5110 or youthservices@yorkcounty.gov. To read the reviews of Ready Player One, and to get a list of readalikes picked by YCPL staff, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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May 04

Teens Review: Light of the Jedi & Queen's Shadow

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

YCPL teens review two Star Wars novels

Teens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. Check out what our youth are reading below.

In honor of May the Fourth, we are featuring teen reviews of two Star Wars novels: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule and The Queen's Shadow by E. K. Johnston. To read what our teens thought of these books, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

For more reviews from YCPL teens and tweens, check out our Teens Review series. Want to submit your own review? Email us at YouthServices@yorkcounty.gov to learn more.

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