Friday 9 May 2014

Writes of Passage: A Book Promotion for Teenagers - We need your help

If you are aged between 13 and 17, Clare County Library is looking for your help to choose the best reads for teenagers.

The list of titles below is compiled from the World Book Day website, from a mood-boosting book list for young people drawn up by The Reading Agency, and from Clare County Library staff choices.

Teenage Book Promotion - proposed titles for you to review:

  • Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
  • Being Billy by Phil Earle
  • Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward
  • The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Gone by Michael Grant
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  • Geek Girl by Holly Smale
  • Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
  • Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
  • Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Loser by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson
  • The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  • Worse Than Boys by Catherine McPhail
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  • You Don’t Know Me by Sophia Bennett
  • Ketchup Clouds by Anabel Pitcher
  • BZRK by Michael Grant
  • Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
  • Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Please choose one or more books from the list and give us your thoughts about them by completing a form. Please click on Writes_of_Passage_form.rtf and print out and complete the form. Completed forms can be returned to your local library or posted to Patricia Fitzgerald, Executive Librarian, Clare County Library Headquarters, Mill Road, Ennis, County Clare.


Being Billy by Phil Earle
“This is written by an author who understands pain and hope… Before I read this book, I didn’t really get people who were trying to help me. Now I give people more of a chance.”

Holes by Louis Sachar
“I dare anyone in the world not to love this book. It’s so original and gripping.”

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
“The Sky is Everywhere deals with death and loss but it’s still rich and romantic and has great characters.”

Clare County Library would like to include your evaluation of some of the titles in the list on its book promotion publicity leaflets and on our website. Please note that the final selection of books included in this promotion will be based on teenage readers’ recommendations. Reviews received may be subject to editing by library staff.

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