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(Grades 4-8) Gratuity "Tip" Tucci has had it with the Boov. The benign but dopey aliens landed on Earth last Christmas, renamed it Smekday in honor of their captain, and decided to relocate all humans to Florida. Separated from her mother, 11-year-old Tip decides to drive herself to Florida, along with her cat, Pig. It's quite the adventure. Click to learn more about the Boov, Captain Smek, and more (like the upcoming movie adaptation starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons).
(Adult book with appeal for teens) This acclaimed suspense novel is headed to movie theatres, so now's your chance to read it first! When Amy Dunne disappears, her husband Nick is suspicious - and a suspect himself. He has Amy's diary and his twin sister on his side, but with evidence mounting up, will that be enough?
(Adult book with appeal for teens) As soon as he was released from prison, Shadow vowed to stay out of trouble. Then he meets Mr. Wednesday, and he is offered a job he has no reason to refuse. That job thrusts Shadow into a dangerous, fascinating world of ancient gods from a multitude of cultures and newer ones, like the god Internet and goddess Media. This book from a masterful storyteller is not to be missed. This book will soon become a TV series!
(Adult book with appeal for teens) Think all period films have to be based on Jane Austen novels? This amazing true story is about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the half-African daughter of an English nobleman. Raised by a noble family, she confronted racism and had to work to find her place in English society, which had trouble accepting her as a woman of color. Be sure to check out the movie, too!
(Adult book with appeal for teens) It was a book and a movie, and now it's a TV show! Will is an overgrown child who joins a single parents group in order to meet the ladies, but his outlook is changed when he meets Marcus. At once funny and poignant, this book is by an adored author, and it promises to have laughs in print or on screen.
James Thurber's short story about a man with an overactive imagination is about to be a full-length, fleshed out film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. It will be in theaters in December. Click to watch the trailer, and come into the library to read the original story.
(Adult book with appeal for teens) Did you know the movie was a book first? The original is a non-fiction (but no less entertaining) exploration into collegiate a cappella, featuring interviews with singers and descriptions of the cutthroat competitions they find themselves in. Read the book and then check out the movie, also available in the library. The sequel film is due out in 2015.
(Grades 6-10) James Dashner's popular series and prequel is about boys who wake up in the Glade and have no idea why they're there. All they know is that there is a maze that opens up each morning, and they're determined to find a way out. The movie's release date has been pushed back to September 2014.