Earth is a war-torn wasteland. Attempting to rebuild civilization, the United Commonwealth has developed The Testing, a program that will select the best and brightest people to become Earth's future leaders. Those who pass the tests will be sent to university with the promise of a better tomorrow. Cia Vale is one of few chosen for this opportunity. Before she leaves, Cia's father gives her one piece of advice: Trust no one.
The narrative is intense and fast paced. I rate it 8/10 for its surprising story twists. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.
- Sebastian, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
The Testing will be released on June 4Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
Abby Barnes is a high school senior with a plan - graduate with honors, get into Northwestern's amazing journalism program and land a job at a national newspaper by the time she is 22. But everything changed with one little choice. Everything Abby knew about herself turned inside out and she quickly discovered that there is a parallel universe out there where every decision made affects her life.
While I enjoyed the book and the idea that our path may change but our destiny will not, I found it hard to follow. The plot jumps and Parallel only one thumb up.'s explanation of the "science" behind the parallel universes was often hard to focus on and understand. I give
- Laura, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the notoriety, the college recruitment, and the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens who were destined, some say, to meet. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed.
Crash and Burn is a really good book. It tells about someone going through a struggle and losing someone he loves. Once you get into this book, you won't want to put it down. It's just one of those books.
Some people may find it confusing though because it starts off when Crash is older looking back at when he was younger, but you will get it by the end of the book.
I rate this book a 7/10 and I recommend this book to other teenagers.
- Tyler, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
We are thrilled to make the next few MYRCA announcements:
Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2013 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award has been awarded to Box of Shocks! Many congratulations!for
Finally, the much anticipated 2014 MYRCA list is now live! Check out our new nominees right here.
The Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award (M.Y.R.C.A.) aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favorite Canadian book from an annual preselected list. The books are nominated based on their quality and reader appeal.
This year's winner will be announced in May 2014.Categories: Awards, Winnipeg
Hello Winnipeg teen book fans! Come join us for our next Be First Reading Club selection.
On Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM we will be discussing The Lake and the Library by , who will also be in attendance! This is the Canadian-born author's first book.
16-year-old Ash is counting down the days until she and her mother move away from their prairie hometown of Treade. After finding her way into the mysterious, condemned building on the outskirts of town - one that has haunted her entire childhood - Ash must choose between the road ahead or the dream she's living before it's too late.
Our Be First Reading Club for teens is a book club with a difference. Receive a preview copy of our selected title and read the book before it even hits the shelves. The registration fee is $5.00. Copies are limited, so sign up ASAP! For more information, check out the info page here, or contact the Kids service desk.Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg
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