Voting Starts Today!

October 12, 2008

For Teen Read Week, that is.  You may not be able to vote for our next President, but here’s your chance to make your vote count.

Teens ages 12-18: Vote anytime this week, October 12-18, for your favorite titles from the Teen’s Top Ten nominations.  If you do, you’re eligible for a prize!  When you get to the end of the ballot, you’ll see what I mean.  It’s just a small token of our gratitude for voicing your choice.  So, click on that link below and vote right now!  For more info about Teen’s Top Ten, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten Nominee for 2008: Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

September 15, 2008

Josh is just a normal teenager who loves to play video games with his older brother Max, who is away at college. Totally normal, except for the fact that Josh is a ‘designer baby’, specially selected when he was nothing more than a few cells for his similarity to Max in hopes that his stem cells would cure Max’s cancer.

When Max is arrested for a horrendous crime Josh is forced to question his own existence. Is he guilty too? Should he ever have been born? Was Max supposed to die from cancer? Is Josh going to be just like Max?

This gripping story will make you think about good and evil as well as modern ethics. Read-a-likes include House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and Paranoid Park by Blake Nelson.

Genesis Alpha is a nominee for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten. To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten program, click here. To request this book from the library, click here. And don’t forget to place your vote during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer M. @ North Regional Library

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