Category: Teen Books



What do you get when you mix Kurosawa’s samurai films & anthropomorphic animals?

December 5, 2017 |
You get Stan Sakai’s legendary anthropomorphic rabbit character, Usagi Yojimbo (兎用心棒 Usagi Yōjinbō, literally Japanese for “rabbit bodyguard”). Based upon the real life legendary 17th century samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, this deliciously rambling and expansive period fantasy Keep Reading »

Tired of the Same Old Fantasy Role Playing Games?

November 24, 2017 |
Take your game night to 2nd century China, 5th century Scandinavia, and feudal Japan with Qin, Yggdrasill, & Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Games. Qin: The Warring States Qin is set in Ancient China, Keep Reading »

Alias Grace: Did she do it or didn’t she?

September 25, 2017 |
Did she do it or didn’t she?  It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others Keep Reading »

Imagine if sunlight burned you alive!

August 21, 2017 |
Eclipse by Zack Kaplan Imagine if sunlight burned you alive.  In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world of Eclipse takes place 10 years after Keep Reading »

Are you safe in the Metro?

August 9, 2017 |
Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky It’s 2033 and the human race has obliterated itself. A few thousand survivors managed to get underground into the Moscow metro to escape the radiation, and there is no way Keep Reading »

Ready player one: Read it before you watch it!

July 26, 2017 |
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline In 2045, the real world is a bleak place.  Climate change has caused a global energy crisis.  Poverty, famine, disease, and wars plague every continent.  So who can blame Keep Reading »

5-Gallon Bucket Book

July 6, 2017 |
I’m not normally a big DIY kind of person, but this title piqued my attention. I suppose that is because I am now in possession of several empty five gallon buckets after a home improvement Keep Reading »

Dorothy Must Die

July 5, 2017 |
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Dirt-poor “Salvation Amy” Gumm lives in a trailer park, effectively parenting her alcoholic mom (her dad ran off years ago), who seems to care more about her pet rat, Keep Reading »

The Glass Castle remains “nothing short of spectacular”

June 26, 2017 |
    A perennial favorite for over a decade, The Glass Castle remains a memoir of resilience and redemption. Jeannette Walls and her siblings grew up in a deeply dysfunctional, yet lively and emotionally attached family in Keep Reading »

Growing Up Transgender

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews VOYA Reviews 2014 October The pictures that open the early chapters show a friendly, pretty girl smiling open-heartedly at the camera. But in easy, conversational style, Andrews recounts his Keep Reading »