Category Archives: Books

“From Start to Stardom” by Lisa London – Review

“From Start to Stardom” by Lisa London – Review

Thousands of teenagers come to Hollywood every year in the hopes of launching a successful show business career. Only a small handful ever establish themselves, despite so many possessing tremendous talent in acting, music, dance and related skills. So what is missing for the rest of them? Apart from the fact that there is an incredible… Continue Reading

Ellen Hopkins “Rumble” Review + Win a “Decade of Ellen” Prize Pack from Teens Wanna Know!

Ellen Hopkins “Rumble” Review + Win a “Decade of Ellen” Prize Pack from Teens Wanna Know!

What does it take to get back your faith — in yourself? In Rumble, the latest book from #1 New York Times Bestselling YA Author Ellen Hopkins, the main character — 18-year-old Matthew Turner — attempts to find out, as he deals with the recent suicide of his homosexual little brother, his parents’ difficult marriage, problems… Continue Reading

Teen Author & Artist Cheryl Chan Publishes “The Thing About Things”

Teen Author & Artist Cheryl Chan Publishes “The Thing About Things”

Some teens spend countless hours posting narcissistic selfies or manipulating silly birds on their portable devices. Others spend their times flexing their creative muscles and building careers. Cheryl Chan is a teenager who falls into the latter group, having just published a children’s book she has both written and illustrated called “The Thing About Things.”… Continue Reading

Young Scribes – Determined Teen Authors Self-Publish “Tale Hunters,” Look to Greater Success

What do you get when you combine a group of aspiring teen authors, one dedicated and caring English teacher, and a lot of determination and creativity? You get something like the Young Scribes. This group of students from  Shelly High School in Shelly, Idaho has taken on an unusual project and turned it into a… Continue Reading

Films Now, Books First

Films Now, Books First

As a general rule, if there’s a movie or TV show based on a novel or a play, I always try to read the original work first before I see the new version. When the latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby came out in theatres earlier this year, I begged friends who hadn’t read… Continue Reading