As some of you know, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is one of my all-time favorite books.  It is of course being made into a movie as well (I think most of you have heard about that too).  The extended trailer came out either last week or the week before and as I went searching for more clips and pictures, I found the official movie website.  <Squeals excitedly>

So for your viewing pleasure – I present to you ………..

The Fault in Our Stars movie trailer and the link to the official website!

Here’s the link to the webpage:


League of Extraordinary Teens

Posted: April 29, 2014 by cplteen in books

Hey everyone!  The League meets tomorrow night at Josey Ranch Lake.  Come one, come all for pizza, soda, library business and some free books.


Where – Josey Ranch Lake Library conference room

When – 6:30


Rotten by Michael Northrop

Posted: April 3, 2014 by cplteen in books

Rotten  Rotten is the story of JD and JR.  Jimmer Dobbs spent the summer “with his aunt” but now he’s back home. When he gets there he finds he has a new roommate, a Rottweiler he names Johnny Rotten (JR for short).  As the two begin to bond, a betrayal by a friend threatens to ruin everything.  A single bite can end everything.  What started as a new beginning starts turning sour when JD’s secrets begin to leak out and his pet is threatened.

I liked this book, but I admit, if you are looking for a fast paced drama, you might want to look elsewhere.  The story is a bit slow, and where JD was all summer is left as a mystery; but the story builds so that the truths are revealed in their own natural way.

I had a hard time relating to JD because the story is told from his perspective and, well, I’m not a guy.  That’s not to say that I didn’t like him.  I rolled my eyes and laughed at some of his actions but that’s mainly because I’ve never had the “guy experience.” His friendships ring true, though, as do most of his actions.

If you are looking for a quick read that is relaxing with some suspense, take a look at this one.  I enjoyed stepping into JD’s shoes for a while and I loved how JD and JR, both somewhat lost souls, learn to trust and love one another.  You will be rooting for a happy ending in this one.  Check it out to see if it happens.

Let me know what you think.


League of Extraordinary Teens – March

Posted: March 26, 2014 by cplteen in books

Hi everyone!  Tonight is our monthly League of Extraordinary Teens meeting.  Come by Josey Ranch Lake at 6:30 to talk teen programs and hang out.  We will have pizza and soft drinks.  Hope to see you there.

League of Extraordinary Teens

Posted: February 25, 2014 by cplteen in books

Hi everyone!  Tomorrow (February 26th) is our February meeting for the League of Extraordinary Teens.  We have quite a bit to talk about so come ready to talk teens stuff and eat pizza.  Hope to see you here, at the Josey Ranch Lake location, at 6:30.