Book reviews and recommendations

Top 4 Irish titles for Children, Young Adults & Adults on Bolinda Borrowbox

By Lorraine Connolly, Leixlip Library Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day yesterday from all of us here in Leixlip library. To celebrate the day that was in it and to keep the celebrations of all things Irish going a little longer I thought I would gather a… Continue reading Top 4 Irish titles for Children, Young Adults & Adults on Bolinda Borrowbox

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Rest Of The Story

Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Review by: Aoife, Leixlip Library Synopsis: It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of the Lake – and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.But when it’s finally time to go back home, which side of Emma Saylor will win?. Review: This book… Continue reading The Rest Of The Story

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian/ Contemporary Fantasy/ Science Fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. Ambition will fuel… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Uncategorized, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: YA Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Sixteen-year-old and not so openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed:… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Cirque Du Freak/ The Saga of Darren Shan

Author: Darren Shan Genre: Teen Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will… Continue reading Cirque Du Freak/ The Saga of Darren Shan

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Falling in Love Montage

Authur: Ciara Smyth Genre: Young Adult 13+ Reviewed by: Ciara, Maynooth Library Synopsis Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day… Continue reading The Falling in Love Montage

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Am I Normal Yet?

Authur: Holly Bourne Genre: Young Adult Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list....… Continue reading Am I Normal Yet?

Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini Reviewed by: Aoife, Leixlip library Recommended Ages: 12-15 Years One boy...One dragon...A world of adventure.When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a… Continue reading Eragon

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Top 5 Books For Young Adults In May

List compiled by: Orla O'Brien , Kildare Town Library 1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton What defines a family? That is the underlying question in the life of Pony Boy Curtis. When his parents die in a car wreck, he comes to depend on the love, friendship and support of his two older brothers and… Continue reading Top 5 Books For Young Adults In May

Digital Resources

Online Resources & Activities For Teens & More

By: Niamh, Leixlip Library Authors Sharing Stuff Sarah Crossan is posting live Instagram videos about poetry, don't worry if you missed them you can take a look at the back catalogue here. Sarah reads poetry in these posts and breaks down poetry to give teens the tools to think for themselves when reading poetry for… Continue reading Online Resources & Activities For Teens & More