I have another book-to-movie post for you! We just got in a DVD copy of Flipped which is of course based on the much loved novel by Wendelin Van Draanen., about Bryce and Juli and their feuding egos. Come in and check it out!
This is another great postapocalyptic adventure for all you dystopian fans! Nailer is a teenager living in extreme poverty in a shanty town along the American Gulf Coast. The only source of income for his people is scavenging washed up oil tankers for copper. Every day Nailer strives to stay alive, “make quota” and avoid his violent, drug-addicted father. After a violent hurricane, Nailer and his friend Pima find a "lucky strike"- a luxury oceanliner filled with riches. As they are making plans for how to unload the treasures and get rich before anyone on their crew discovers the ship, they realize there is a survivor onboard. The daughter of a shipping-company owner is trapped in the wreckage and promises to show them a world of priviledge if they free her. Nailer and Pima must decided whether to believe her and take the time to save her and risk others finding the ship or slit her throat and scavange as much as they can from the ship before anyone else gets there. Can they trust her? Can they keep her hidden from Nailer's father? This book is faced paced and exciting and the story is really original which is hard to do given the huge amount of dystopian books that have been coming out lately! If you love this book, Bacigalupi has a couple adult books you can check out!
If you didn't get to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in the theater, now's your chance to check it out on DVD! The movie is based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley (which we also have!) and follows professional slacker and part-time muscian Scott Pilgrim as he tries to win the heart of the super cool Ramona Flowers by defeating her seven evil exes. It's a super fun movie with an awesome soundtrack (we have that too!) that you don't want to miss!
All 6 books are in the Teen Graphic section, the CD is in our music collection and you can check out the DVD from the rental collection.
The book It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini has been made into a movie staring Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham (the mom from Gilmore Girls!) and a ton of other actors you'll recognize. I haven't seen the movie yet but if it's anything like the book you won't want to miss it! It's out in limited release (mostly in NYC and LA) but watch for it coming to a theater near you or possible to DVD soon. While you're waiting, check out the book. You know what they say- even if the movie is good, the book is always better!
Phoebe meets Mallory in seventh grade when Phoebe shuns the popular clique and befriends the odd new girl Mallory. Mallory and Phoebe are inseparable for the next four years until Mallory reveals she has a never-before-mentioned brother and it's revealed to the reader that Mallory and her brother Rylant are faeries out to manipulate Phoebe and bring her to the Faerie Queen for some unknown and mysterious purpose. If you like faeries and paranormal fiction you are going to LOVE this book. But even if you tend to like more realistic books, I still think you'll enjoy reading about the drama that arises when two friends as close as sisters are torn apart because of a boy. If you like this one, also check out her last novel Impossible about a girl who has 9 months to break an ancient curse in order to save herself and her unborn baby.
If you really hate faeries but think this books would be perfect without them, check out some of Nancy Werlin's other fantasy-free books, like Rules of Survival, Locked Inside and Double Helix
This book was... EPIC!! It was so heartfelt and touching, and it showed that you need to confront what's bothering you to get over it. It's about a 17 year old girl, Amy Curry, who is asked to make a cross-country trip from California to Connecticut, with Roger Sullivan, an old friend. And, with her father recently dead, and her brother in rehab, she has a lot of stuff on her plate. And maybe, just maybe Roger is hiding something too. This book was too cute. The characters were people we could relate to and the side characters were developed surprisingly well (Bronwyn). And, not to mention the playlists throughout the book... they were amazing! I looked up some of the songs and they were really good. All in all, anyone who likes a cute (but maybe not so light) read should definitely check this out.
This book was AMAZING! I couldn't put it down! Savvy is about a girl called Mibs, a nickname for Mississippi. In her family every thirteenth birthday is special. This is because on this birthday thry discover their magical power, their savvy. Her brother, Rocket, is full of electicity, her brother, Fish, causes storms, and her momma is perfect. But days before her birthday her father is in a car accident and is rushed to the hospital all the way in Salina Hope hospital, 90 miles from their house. Suddenly Mibs, her brothers Fish and Samson, and the preachers children Will and Bobbi are on a wild journey to Mibs' poppa. This is a story that has everything in it, advanture, romance, fantasy, and even a story about friendship. If you haven't read this story I seriously suggest that you do! You will not be sorry! =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D
This book is about Jenny, who while searching for something to do at her boyfriend Tom's birthday party, stumbles upon the More Games shop, she goes in. There, a stunningly handsome boy name Julian hands her The Game. She and her 6 friends open it up, and agree to the rules, thinking it is a joke. Suddenly they are all on an extremely perilous journey of love, lies, and deception. To win, they must face their deepest fears, and to lose is to die. All in all, this was one of the weirder books I've read, but it was fantastic. The idea was so original that I immediately loved it and it had a little bit of everything; peril, love, friendship, and horror. This is a must read that I will be rereading possibly every halloween.