We Were Liars Listed on NPR’s Best Books of 2014

E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars was one of the books named in NPR’s Best Books of 2014 list, published yesterday. The list, selected by NPR staff, also includes Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming. The two titles lead in number picks among the list.

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Brown Girl Dreaming Wins 2014 National Book Award

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson has been awarded the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. In poetic verse, Woodson describes her childhood during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Woodson has won many awards for her books, including 3 Newbery Honors, the Coretta Scott King Medal, and a Caldecott Honor.

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Eleanor & Park Voted Teen Favorite

Twelve thousand teens voted on their favorite book from 2013 for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen’s Top Ten list. The number one winner? Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones To Be Made Into TV Series

Fans of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones might be excited to know the book series by Cassandra Clare is set to be made into a TV series. Some of you might remember the movie based upon the first book, City of Bones, which came out last August. Production is set to begin in 2015. Read more here!

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A Monster Calls

Production has begun on the new movie A Monster Calls, based on Patrick Ness’s beloved children’s book. Liam Neeson has been cast in the role of the monster. Read the full article here!

In A Monster Calls, 12-year-old Conor escapes from the harsh reality of his mother’s cancer and his father’s absence by immersing himself in the world of make-believe. When a monster begins visiting him nightly, Conor must confront deeply buried feelings of pain and loss.

If you haven’t read the book yet, click here to view it in RFPL’s online catalog.

Movie News

Due to its success at the box office, plans are in the making for a Maze Runner sequel! The film is based on the popular YA dystopia novel by James Dashner. If you haven’t seen it yet, head to the movie theater this weekend! Read more by clicking here!

And if you haven’t read the book, check it out here!

Journey’s Pick: The Living

I read for a book project The Living by Matt De La Pena. All of the book is the work of fiction. WARNING: This book contains a lot of death. You might have tears and anger while reading the book. This book will make you read all night long. Keeping you literally at the edge of your seat. I recommend this book to people who like tons and tons of action and suspense. Drama lovers this is the perfect fit for you. SO…what are you doing? BORROW THE BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!

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