Death tells two teenage boys that they will die at the end of the day.Looking for some connection, they find each other through an app and live out their last day as fully as they can. Anderson will be fascinating if you enjoy art, pop culture, or science fiction.For me, I either get scared and hate the feeling, or I embrace my disbelief and mock the story.Nonetheless, the occasional horror keeps me on my toes and keeps me open-minded, especially atmospheric horror. There are teen books where there are no super heroes, only villains--books with layers and layers of deceit, where you never really learn what reality is ‘real.’ Adults looking for something different can find it in the teen room. From what I’ve seen of authors of young adult books, they expect many of their readers to be adults anyway. It’s one shelf, right on top of the shelves in the middle of the teen room.
So far in 2017 we added ‘Shark Lady’ about Eugenie Clark, ‘Caroline’s Comets’ about Caroline Herschel, ‘Margaret and the Moon’ about Margaret Hamilton (my personal favorite), all of which are in the Science & Tech section. Arielle and I handpicked the books we talked about, so they are wonderful to the letter.The only currency the aliens will take is ‘classic’ Earth culture, so one couple tries to make it by recording 1950s style dates to emulate true love for the aliens to subscribe to. E’ Lockhart’s ‘Genuine Fraud’ is an 18 year old woman who is quick to fight and quick to change herself to suit her needs.She doesn’t just dress a part, she becomes a different person wherever she goes (across half the world) and the more this heroine adapts, the more she muddles who she ‘really’ is. For gamers, sci-fi fans, and cyberpunk enthusiasts, Marie Lu’s ‘Warcross’ shows a world where all of society has adapted to the use of computers, such that games are an integral part of economies, entertainment, and politics.We also help learners with Premise 4 by providing science books for kids that not only teach kids the tools they need, but also encourage them to pursue a scientific career, and to use science to form and defend their ideas.Steve Mould’s book, ‘How to be a Scientist’ does just that, for example.