Saskatoon + teens = Saskateen

Some more new books we think look pretty great!

How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin Sandler 
A coffee table book with colour photos.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor 
When Zoe and Olivia are cut from the ballet company, their future plan of living in New York as Prima Ballerinas evaporate, and everything seems hopeless. But it gets worse when Olivia gets really, really sick, and Zoe, usually the dark, broody friend has to step up and make everything better. Her only motivation is knowing that Olivia is going to be okay. I mean, she has to be…..Recommend to fans of The Fault in Our Stars.

Pirouette by Robyn Bavati 
Hannah loves dance, but her parents think it’s just a hobby. Simone has been raised to be a ballerina, but hates performing. When the girls meet at 15, they discover that they are twins, and they hatch a plan to ensure that Hannah will get to dance, and Simone will never have to do it again….

Trevor by James Lecesne 
Thirteen year old Trevor is a misunderstood, friendless kid who just wants to plan his Lady Gaga costume for Halloween, not feel the anxiety and fear he lives with every day at school and at home. But he’s sociable and witty, despite his community’s lack of understanding, and he will be fine. He’ll be better than fine….he’ll be fabulous. The story that inspired the Trevor Project, the 24-hour crisis line for GLBT teens in the US.

Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie 
April, the daughter of flight attendants, has run away to escape a brutal stepfather, and she uses her connections to get on board a transatlantic flight. But then the plane is hijacked and suddenly it’s up to April to land the plane….or die trying.

I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.
                                                        — George R.R. Martin 

Four new teen books that look pretty great!

Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart (author of The Lynching of Louie Sam)
The lives of three girls are explored in this Canadian novel that looks at the coltan industry (a mineral used in cell phones) from three very different angles. Sylvie’s family fled the Congo after her father died in a conflict over colton, and she’s living in a refugee camp, contemplating marrying a war lord in order to save her family. Laiping works in a cell phone factory in China, and the slave-like conditions just might break her. Fiona lives on the West Coast in North America, and a thoughtlessly snapped selfie had landed her in a world of trouble.

Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
A truth or dare game gets out of control when it continues long after the party is over. But who is setting the dares? And what happens if Tenley, Sidney, and Caitlin decide to stop playing? First in a Pretty Little Liars-ish trilogy.

Teen Spirit, Francesca Lia Block 
Julie misses her grandmother, and her new friend Clark says he can help her to reconnect with her using a Ouija board. But it would seem that Clark is the one being haunted…. 

Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Bonnie has moved on from her early life, spent on the much loved reality show Baker’s Dozen. But years after the show’s scandalous cancellation, it’s going back on the air, and Bonnie has to figure out how to keep her nice, normal life once she’s back under the spotlight. 

A book trailer for Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.

A book trailer for Eric Walters’s Rebound.

A book trailer for John Green’s The Fault in our Stars.

A book trailer for Gordon Korman’s Schooled.

A book trailer for Amy Tintera’s Reboot.

A book trailer for John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

A book trailer for the nonfiction book Hockey’s Young Guns.