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    We are pleased to announce the release of elementia issue 14 today! Stop by any Johnson County Library location to pick up your free copy of our award-winning teen literary magazine.

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Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1493825036_hidden
Miriam Halahmy
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

For fourteen-year-old Alix, life on Hayling Island, off the coast of England, seems insulated from problems such as war, terrorism and refugees. But then, one day at the beach, Alix and her friend Samir pull a drowning man out of the incoming tide. Mohammed, an illegal immigrant and student, has been tortured by rebels in Iraq for helping the allied forces and has spent all his money to escape. Desperate not to be deported, Mohammed's destiny now lies in Alix's hands, and she is faced with the biggest moral dilemma of her life.

Well, I wasn't sure about the book to begin with but in...

Staff Review
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Kate Elliott
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

This offers a complex, rigidly hierarchical society and a protagonist stuck right in the middle of it, with plenty of tense action resulting.

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/230541036_enders_game
Orson Scott Card
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Monday, Apr 24, 2017

In this futuristic novel, young Andrew Wiggin is singled out from a young age as different. He is a child of great ability; those in charge, as well as jealous peers, notice. Because of this, he is ostracized and targeted -- this hardens young Ender and prepares him for battle in Battle School. Here, he is forced to prove himself against all odds.

Overall, the book was a fast-paced, interesting read. It kept me engaged and was fun and easy to follow, but also had plenty of plot twists.

I believe that lovers of sci-fi, of all ages, would enjoy this book, though perhaps it...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1471686036_unbound
Ann E. Burg
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

The day Grace is called from the slave cabins to work in the Big House, Mama makes her promise to keep her eyes down. Uncle Jim warns her to keep her thoughts tucked private in her mind or they could bring a whole lot of trouble and pain.

But the more Grace sees of the heartless Master and hateful Missus, the more a rightness voice clamors in her head-asking how come white folks can own slaves, sell them on the auction block, and separate families forever. When that voice escapes without warning, it sets off a terrible chain of events that prove Uncle Jim's words true. Suddenly,...

Staff Review
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Blythe Woolston
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

This is a book of ideas. A slight character story overlaid on a world of big ideas. Amusingly sad; sadly amusing. Consider, for instance, its beginning:

Sexual Responsibility is boring.

It isn't Ms. Brody's fault. She's a good teacher. She switches channels at appropriate moments, tases students who need tasing--zizzz-ZAAPPP!--and she only once got stuck in the garbage can beside her teaching station. She was a teeny bit weepy that day, but no drunker than normal . . .

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1363518036_the_glass_arrow
Kristen Simmons
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

This is the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes...

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