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1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Jackson Meyer, a charming, somewhat reckless, young man is as baffled by his ability to become unstuck in time as anyone, though it’s largely a secret between him and a physics expert friend named Adam. As the story begins, we see Jackson and girlfriend Holly working as camp counselors during a youth-group visit to the zoo, though Jackson is preoccupied by efforts to test his power.
The theory: though he can shift backward in time (usually by only 30 minutes or so) nothing he changes in the past actually shows up when he returns to the present.
That raises all sorts of questions about the story. Is he really time traveling? Adam describes him going into a vegetative state during his backward jaunts, so could the past Jackson sees really be hallucinations or dreams? Or is he splitting off alternate timelines when he shifts back, nature’s way of avoiding the paradoxes that would inevitably arise due to changing the past?
TC, Augie, and Alejandra work their way through high school in this coming-of-age story, with baseball, show tunes and light romance. The book is written in a series of texts, emails, assignments, and instant messages.
Sound interesting? Our Teen Review club will be reading this Elliot Rosewater Nominee as our next selection. Our next meeting is Sept. 26th 4:30, at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. Call the Youth Services Department if you have questions 812-537-2775 ext. 40.
A near death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce’s life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld….
Jay Asher, bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why,has been named the 2011 Teen Read Week Spokesperson.
Thirteen Reasons Why, spent 65 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, has co-authored a second book with award-winning author, Carolyn Mackler called The Future of Us, which will be published this fall.As Teen Read Week spokesperson, Asher will visit select libraries during Teen Read Week, as well as judge a teen photo contest where teens are challenged to capture an image that portrays a book title. Interested in entering? Click here for more information.