‘Books’ Category


Books for Teens – Sex & Violence, Clean & Dirty: One Author’s View

Mike Mullin, author of the post-apocalypse novel Ashfall, recently posted an article to his blog entitled “I Write Dirty Books, and I’m Proud of It.” In the article, Mullin discusses sex and violence in books intended for teens, what causes a book to be labeled clean or dirty, and why we need more dirty books for teens. I thought it was a worthwhile article, so I’m sharing it with you.


Book Discussion

Which book(s) would you most like to read for a teen book discussion? Let me know!


Wildcard Book Discussion Tonight: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

Wow! I was gone a LONG time, but I’m back now, and just in time, because tonight the teen wildcards visit the psych ward!

Well, after a fashion … since tonight we’ll be discussing It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Hopefully you will join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this gem of a novel!

See you tonight!