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  • I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives — Teen Review
    review by Nina Dinan, age 15 I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch     The story of how a middle school, pen pal assignment became a life-changing correspondence and friendship begins with two students, Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda. She […]
  • Teen Advisory Board — October 2018
    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 10/15/2018   Present: Armand, Liliana, Genevieve, Carolyn, Taleen, Chris, Liam, Sophie, Faith, Mckenna, Aminda, Lauren, Naomi, Brittany, Haile, Emilie, Jonathan   Focus of October meeting: murder mystery run through Assignment: Finish murder mystery scripts and clues SCRIPTS – scripts need to be done, […]
  • Just a Normal Tuesday — Teen Review
    review by Aminda Zou, age 14 Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi Summary: It’s just a normal Tuesday…until sixteen-year-old Kai finds a suicide note from her beloved older sister, Jen. Now Kai is the only child in a family reeling with grief. Unable to make sense of her sister’s choice, Kai begins to […]
  • The City on the Other Side — Teen Review
    review by Jacob Chon, age 15 The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott     The City on the Other Side is a short and interesting novel about a young girl thrust into a war between fairies. Isabel, a daughter of a wealthy family, must learn how to play the part of a […]
  • Pasadena Loves YA 2018 – photos and thank yous
    Our fifth annual teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, featured 15 authors, 4 panels, and a book blitz.   We owe many thanks to everyone who helped with the event including:   Our featured authors — who donated their time and expertise, and took care of their own travel arrangements […]
  • Pasadena Loves YA 2018: An Experience
    by Alaina Joby, age 16 The much awaited Pasadena Loves Young Adult Festival attracted a crowd of people this year; with fifteen up and coming authors visiting and people flocking in to hear their panels, it was undoubtedly a successful event. The day was divided into panels, each dedicated to […]
  • The 13th Continuum — Teen Review
    review by Kara Eng, age 19 The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody     The 13th Continuum is a dystopian novel where the apocalypse was predicted. It follows the story of Aero and Myra, members of colonies whose main objective is to recolonize the earth. However, it’s been 1,000 years since any of the colonies […]