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Links to fun gossip and media websites and a list of books made into movies of special interest to Teens.
Updated: 19/07/2018 10:07 a.m.

Oscar Wilde quote "Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken".

Celebrity gossip

TMZ - everything from rumours to real live news.  

E Online - celebrity news, entertainment news, Hollywood movies...

Celebuzz - even more gossip.

Zimbio - interactive magazine. Great celebrity pictures, games and celeb dating.

Boy zone

Nerdfighters - a place where nerds gather to play - reading, music, NF projects, photos.​​​

Books to Movies



The Book Thief book cover.

The Book Thief

by Marcus Zusak

Call No: ZUS

Historical Fiction
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel - a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbours.
Not for everyone but I enjoyed it.

The Book Thief movie website.

The Spectacular Now book cover.

The Spectacular Now

by Tim Tharp

Call No: THA

Real Life Fiction
A hard partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets a not so typical nice girl.

The Spectacular Now movie website.

Picture of A Fault in our Stars book cover.

The Fault in our Stars

by John Green

Call No: GRE

A 16 year old cancer patient named Hazel (Woodley) falls in love with another patient. The book follows their unexpected relationship in a notably humorous way.

The Hunger Games book cover.

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Call No: COL

Science Fiction
If there is anybody left who hasn't read The Hunger Games?
Then I suggest you do!
You will find the full series: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mocking Jay in the Teens section.

The Hunger Games movies website.

Picture of Divergent book cover.


by Veronica Roth

Call No: ROT

In a dystopic version of Chicago, people are split into seven clans based on their personality traits. A young girl named Beatrice Prior (Woodley) is marked as a "divergent" who doesn't fit into one category, kicking off a rebellion against the sect-driven government.

Picture of Mocking Jay book cover.


by Suzanne Collins

Call No: COL

The final book in 'The Hunger Games' trilogy has been split into two movies, so Part 1 tells only the initial half of Katniss Everdeen's rebellion to overthrow the Capitol in the aftermath of the Quarter Quell shown in 'Catching Fire'.

Picture of The Giver book cover.

The Giver

by Lois Lowry

Call No: LOW

In a dystopian future, society has eliminated pain, emotion and color. A young boy named Jonas is named the Giver, a position responsible for keeping the memories of the community safe. The young adult novel follows his struggle to abide by the strictures of society.

Picture of The Maze Runner book cover.

The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

Call No: DAS

The first in a series of young adult books, 'The Maze Runner' follows a group of teenagers who wake up in a place called the Glade that exists inside a giant maze. The group has to deal with power issues as well as how to escape the maze (and why they are in there to begin with).

Breaking Dawn book cover.

The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn

Part 2

by Stephenie Meyer

Call No: MEY

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan.

The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn - Part 2 on IMDb website.

The Spook's Apprentice book cover.

The Seventh Son

Original title: The Spooks Apprentice

by Joseph Delaney

Call No: DEL

We heard all about this movie from the author himself when he visited us at Whangarei Central Library in February 2013.
The characters in the movie are older than those in the book.

The Seventh Son movie website.

City of Bones book cover.

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

Call No: CLA

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie on IMDb website.



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