Archive for the ‘Science Fiction’ Category

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June Teen Book Club

May 8, 2010

In a future world, all babies are born.  However, between the ages of 13 and 18 parents can make the decision to have you “unwound”.  Your body will then be harvested to be used in other people’s bodies.  In the book, three teens are coming of age and are trying to uphold their values and maybe save their own lives.

Come join us for a discussion of this book on Saturday June 5th from 1-2pm.  Pick up a Book Club copy of the book in the Teen Tower before the event.  New members are always welcome!

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Teen Reads For Grown Ups Book Club

March 11, 2010

Are you tired of reading the same old grown up books?  Why not read what the teens are reading.  All books in this book club have been selected by our Teen Book Club.  Become a member of the Teen Reads For Grown Ups Book Club by going to the Castle Rock library and getting your member’s only copy of Unwind by Neal Shusterman.  Then join us 4/14/10, 6:30pm at Pegasus in downtown Castle Rock.  We will have refreshments and discuss the book.

Unwind is the story of a distant future where all babies must be born, but they can at the parents choosing be unwound.  All of their body parts can be medically harvested.  This is the story of three teens who are on a path with the unwinding process.

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Teen Book Club March 6th

February 12, 2010

The next book we are reading is The Compound by S.A. Bodeen.  It’s the story of a family that survives a nuclear attack by living in a underground compound built by the wealthy father.  When suspicious things start happening the oldest son is determined to escape the compound, but the dad is doing anything he can to keep everyone underground.  The book is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.  If you would like to get a members only copy of this book, stop by the Teen Tower in the Castle Rock Library and sign up for the Teen Book Club.  Our next meeting is March 6th 1pm-2pm.

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The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by DC Pierson

February 5, 2010

If you’re just a regular guy, dreaming about making your own Star Wars kind of movie you know that giant metal exoskeleton bots that you control are not real.  Darren is a regular sixteen year old guy, a little nerdy, but not a total geek who gets picked on.  He keeps to himself until he meets Eric.  Eric is very nerdy, but he thinks Darren is cool so they become friends.  Eric has a secret…A for real George Lucas type of secret.  One minute they are talking about adventure, and the next minute they are having one. 

This book reads as realistic fiction until the last few chapters that read as science fiction.  There is a friendship, cursing, action, adventure, girls, and The Man.  I recommend this book to guys who like to read about real guys.  The main characters are not perfect, and they have everyday problems.  I also recommend it to anyone who wonders what life would be like if something extraordinary happened in the middle of your everyday life.

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Teen Reads For Grown Ups Book Club

January 14, 2010

Do you hate reading boring books that Oprah recommends?  Do you want to read what the COOL kids are reading?  Why not read the best Young Adult fiction that there is?  All of our book club books have been chosen by our Teen Book Club. 

If you are 18 or older, stop by the Aloha Teen Tower to pick up your members only copy of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  We will be discussing this book on 2/10/10 6:30-7:30 at Pegasus in downtown Castle Rock.

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Foundation by Isaac Asimov

December 8, 2009

This novel is essentially the first, most famous book in the most famous series of science fiction by one of the most famous (many would say the most famous) author of science fiction, Isaac Asimov.  Obviously, it’s perfect for any lover of science fiction.  In fact, anyone who enjoys great writing, a gripping plot, and interesting themes would love this novel.  It was single-handedly responsible for getting me hooked on Isaac Asimov’s huge collection of work and I still think it’s one of the best novels I’ve ever read.  I can’t imagine anyone not liking this book; it’s definitely an amazing read.  I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

November 27, 2009

What if your dad was Bill Gates rich and believed that there was going to be a nuclear war.  What if he built an underground compound, stocked it with supplies, and was prepared for anything.  The book starts with sirens in the night and a family’s frantic trip into the underground compound.  After six years underground Eli starts to question everything his controlling father has been telling the family.  Was there really a war, when will it be safe, and what about the clones?

The book makes you question what you would do to survive.  It’s a great fast read for guys and anyone who likes a good survival story.