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Peeled by Joan Bauer - Article by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Apr-16 13:41
Teen Blogger, Angela decided to try something different with this blog post so she wrote it as a newspaper article about events in the book, Peeled by Joan Bauer. Check it out!
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Insurgent: Did this happen in the book? – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 04-Jun-15 10:10
I must admit that I went through a bit of shock after watching the movie Insurgent. It has been quite some time since I last read the novel, but I was dead certain that the movie did not follow the book for about half of the time. The differences are significant and in my opinion a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie and it has great actions, however, it is relatively shorter and a few minor characters were cut out completely. Moreover, there are enormous plot changes that alter the tone and the atmosphere of the story. Here are a few changes in the movie that I can think of right off the bat:
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 06-Mar-15 10:06
“I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.” (pg. 198) of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Have you ever felt a strong urge to say something but you can’t? The following piece is my own re-enactment of the protagonist, Malinda’s thoughts. It is written in third person, and I am the narrator. Sometimes it seemed that she was two different people, one being the carefree self before the incident. But things were different in high school, and it was no secret. She recalled the painful experiences of her freshman year…
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 20-Feb-15 16:21
You might have read this in grade 10 English. Great, another piece of great American literature, you might think. But it is in fact really meaningful and well written. To Kill a Mockingbird is the only published book that was written by Harper Lee. The elements of the story such as the setting, characters and the plotline are inspired by Lee’s childhood experiences in a small town in Alabama...
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Creeps by Darren Hynes - Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 14-Jan-15 14:35
When your dad is drunk again and starts to throw his bowl of pea soup on the ground, you know your mom is leaving, again. Well, at least she comes back but it never seems to end. And you know that the next day, Pete “The Meat” will make you eat the yellow snow. Wayne Pumphrey’s hates his life, until he meets Marjorie. For once, he is not alone. But, Pete will not let them go, or will he?
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Aug-14 12:57
Summary: Colin Singleton, a child prodigy but not-yet-a-genius has just been dumped by another Katherine (number 19 or K-19). Heartbroken and devastated, Colin agrees to a road trip with his best friend Hassan to clear his mind. What they did not know is that they would find friendships and maybe even love in a small town named Gutshot, Tennessee. For once, it seemed like Colin wouldn’t be dumped by another Katherine...
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Being a Global Citizen - Article by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 15-Apr-14 13:43
It is approaching that time of the year again: when the sun arrives and the greens start to grow. The blizzards and frosts have disappeared, and it makes you want to take a walk outside and embrace nature. You can feel the sun softly warming your smile, while the breeze rustles your hair. If you wake up early in the morning, you can see the golden sunrise and hear the sparrows sing. After the sun colours the evening sky with its grand departure, under a cloudless sky, you can see countless stars bidding you goodnight. But what if you couldn’t enjoy being outside anymore? What if we ran out of supplies and resources and our world fell apart?
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Favourite Reads of 2013 - Reviews by Various Teen Bloggers

Posted on 14-Jan-14 09:53
We share our favourite reads (both old and new) of 2013.
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Pumpkin Challenges - Article by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 13-Nov-13 11:14
It’s that time of the year again, when you see pumpkin Blizzards, pumpkin spice lattes, etc. Pumpkins are everywhere. Do you want to be creative and make something cool? Let’s raise our fall spirits and complete these challenges this season...
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Meeting A New Friend by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Jun-13 13:02
It was three weeks ago when I first met Jiyoung. It was on a sunny Saturday afternoon...
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East Asian Tang Poetry by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Jun-13 13:00
Asian poetry has a rich history. It was over a thousand years ago when poems were engraved on stone tablets and hand-written on bamboo pieces which connected to form the early books. There were different forms of poetry across different nations ...
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East Asian Tang Poetry by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 21-May-13 11:17
Asian poetry has a rich history. It was over a thousand years ago when poems were engraved on stone tablets and hand-written on bamboo pieces which connected to form the early books. There were different forms of poetry across different nations ...
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Meeting A New Friend by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 15-Apr-13 16:05
It was three weeks ago when I first met Jiyoung. It was on a sunny Saturday afternoon...
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Series in the Spotlight by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 14-Sep-12 15:24
Looking for a series to start or re-read? Try these picks...
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  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking