TAB -- Teen Advisory Board
TAB is a book discussion group, co-sponsored by Arlington's secondary school and public librarians. Middle and high school students read recently published works of young adult literature and share their reactions about what they read. Their comments follow guidelines about how to talk about books – without giving a “book report” -- and help both library systems make informed choices about what to provide for their teen readers. TAB students also have the opportunity to read Advanced Readers Copies (ARC's) of material not yet published.
Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss and Peeta have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Condie, Ally. Matched
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work and live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn’t be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky’s face show up on her match disk as well?
Erskine, Kathryn. Mockingbird
Caitlin, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show sympathy, and deal with her grief over her brother’s death in a school shooting.
Karton, Gary. The Last Akaway
When 12-year old Broady is bitten by an Akaway and suddenly attains special animal-like powers, everything changes, from his relationship with his best friend to the entire magical world.
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.
Patterson, James. Maximum Ride (series)
After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the “bird kids,” who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.