Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

EverythingEverythingMadeline and Olly have a great meet-cute through their bedroom windows…but that may be all they’ll ever have. Madeline is allergic to, well, everything. She’s got a medically approved house that keeps her safe and visitors from the outside world are strictly controlled. She’s never let herself want something from the outside. Until Olly. Now that he’s in her world, she wants to experience all the things she’s been missing. But what price is she willing to pay for her everything?

I really enjoyed the unique perspective Madeline had on life. This book will make you think about the risks you have to take to get what you want out of life. You’ll see that no dream is too big to try for, or too small to be important. There’s a bittersweet feeling to this book, but I liked that about it. Read Everything, Everything if you want romantic tension, characters who take chances, and a sudden twist that changes what you think you know.

October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Turn Teen Read Week Into Teen Read Month!

TRW 2015 Large Poster Web ResolutionHey all, Teen Read Week is coming! October 18-24 is the week we celebrate all the great stuff out there for teens to read. But why stop at just a week? I’m trying to make Teen Read Week into Teen Read Month at Winfield Library. Come in to check out a book from the displays in the teen corner and in the main display case. Grab a bookmark with one of 15 new book lists from the display, or go to the book lists page on the blog. If you want books about Star-Crossed Love, Historical Fantasy, Muslim Teens, True Teen Stories, Horror Stories, and more, be sure to check out the book lists. Come in and grab a book to read this month. I’ll be posting book lists, new books, and some book reviews on the blog this month, so be sure to come back and help me make it a great Teen Read Month!

October 5, 2015 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Read a Wilderness Adventure!

Whether you’re in the desert, the woods, a snow-filled tundra, or the vast ocean, nature can kick you when you’re down or lift you up to new heights. Check out one of these stories of teens taking on a wilderness adventure.

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury -- Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret. But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. Kalahari
When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide and come across secrets that put them in even more danger.
Big Game: Every boy in Oskari's remote mountain village must face a ritual hunt on his thirteenth birthday to become a man. But the idea of spending a night alone in the forest makes him queasy, and the ceremonial bow he has to use is too big for him. Not long after he sets out, Oskari comes across a strange creature in the woods, emerging in eerie blue light from a smoking steel pod. He assumes it's an alien, until the figure introduces himself--as the president of the United States. Big Game
Spending the night in the woods performing a ritual hunt, Oskari comes across the President of the United States, whose plane was shot out of the sky. Now they both must survive the woods – and the President’s would-be assassins.
Survive Survive
Troubled Jane is stranded in an arctic winter terrain after a plane crash and must fight for survival with Paul, the only other person left alive.
DistanceBetweenLost The Distance Between Lost and Found
Hallie, Jonah, and Rachel leave a church youth group hike in the Great Smoky Mountains and become lost for five days, struggling to survive.
EdgeOfNowhere Edge of Nowhere
Seth is a deckhand on his father’s boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska’s small islands, where they struggle to survive off land and sea.
DevilYouKnow The Devil You Know
Exhausted and rebellious after three years of working for her father and mothering her brother, Cadie joins two cousins who are camping through Florida, but soon learns that one is a murderer.
Living The Living
After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
Chomp Chomp
When the star of a reality TV show disappears while filming in the Florida Everglades, using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane’s family, Wahoo sets out to find him.

September 28, 2015 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Register for Saturday’s Program!

There are still a few spots available for this Saturday’s teen and adult event! Check it out and register today.

Cashflow Cash Flow: The Financial Literacy Board Game
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m.
Teens and adults can learn financial literacy the fun way, by playing a board game! Registration required.

September 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

New Books!

September 14, 2015 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Book Sale This Weekend!

BookSale2Winfield Library Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale

Fundraising Preview Sale
Thursday, September 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE to Friends members
$10 charge for non-members OR $10 for a Friends membership

Regular Sale
Friday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

September 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Back to School

Back to school isn’t just for you guys, but for me, too! Summer reading kept me pretty busy, so I haven’t read as many teen books as I used to. But now that September’s here, I’ve got my homework just like you do – but luckily for me, mine is probably more fun! Check back soon for teen book reviews written by yours truly. Is there a book you want me to review? Comment me and let me know! Have a great start to the school year!!

September 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Older Posts

About the Library

Winfield Public Library
0S291 Winfield Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190

Visit our other pages:
Book Lists
Homework Help
Library Programs - Register Online
Search the Library's Catalog

About Me

I'm your blogger, Katie. I've been working at Winfield Library for 10 years. If you have ideas about how I can make our teen services better, comment me or email me!

Past Posts

Where Are You?

Who's Visiting Us Now

  • 176,992 hits

Feed Me!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 241 other followers

%d bloggers like this: