by Shauna Cross
There's another teen title set to hit the big screen in the next year. This one is about a subject I find quite interesting. Derby Girl, by Shauna Cross is about a sixteen-year old roller derby queen. Bliss Cavendar revolts when her mother tries to get her to compete in a local beauty pageant. Bliss is not you average beauty pageant material. With her blue hair, and edgy look she stands out in her small town of Bodeen, Texas, and not in a good way.
In her search for a place to fit in, she joins a roller derby league in nearby Austin. Her life is changed forever.
This is the first title to showcase the growing popularity of roller derby leagues. Teams are popping up all over the country, from the United States to Canada. Cleveland has it's own Burning River Rolling Girls. They compete against teams from all over the Midwest at the North Olmsted Soccer Complex.
The Derby Girl movie will be called Whip It! It will star Juno's Ellen Page as Bliss and will be directed by Drew Barrymore. Look for it on the big screen in the Spring of 2009.
Monday, March 10, 2008
The New Policeman
by Kate Thompson
Teen Science Fiction
Ever wonder where time goes? J. J.'s mother sets out to discover just that. In doing so, he is transported to a parallel universe inhabited by fairies and druids. Time is disappearing there as well. Does the New Policeman have the secret to saving these two worlds?
Beautiful and lyrical, this tale is for any Irish lover out there.
Monday, March 3, 2008
A Little Friendly Advice
by Siobhan Vivian (pronounced "Shiv-awn")
....who is coming to speak at the Rocky River Public Library on Monday, April 14, 2008 from 7-8:30 P.M.!!!!!
She's a new author that has been hailed as "a bright new voice that holds nothing back" by Cecil Castelucci (author of Plain Janes).
Her debut novel, A Little Friendly Advice, is set in Akron, Ohio. It's about 16-year-old Ruby, who must decide whether to listen to her friends or herself in coping with her the reappearance of her long lost father.
If you are a fan of Poloroid photography, you will love this book.
Check out her web site, www.siobhanvivian.com!