Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy November!

There's a lot to be thankful for this November...and I'm not just talking about turkey and cranberries. November looks like it might be a great month to go see a movie, read a book, and write a novel. Sound like too much??? Eh...I don't think so.

First of all, at your local movie theater this November you will have the opportunity to go see The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, based on the book by John Boyne. The story is about a boy named Bruno who lives in Berlin in 1942. Because of his father's promotion to the Krakow prison camp, he and his family are forced to move to Poland. There, Bruno meets and befriends a Jewish boy living in the prison camp. Their meeting and eventual friendship results in harsh consequences. The movie will be rated PG-13. Limited release is November 14. I would suggest that you read the book too!

Twilight is also coming out on November 21 for all you lovers of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the various clans! It should also be rated PG-13. If you haven't read this series because vampire romance isn't your style, I would suggest being brave and trying something new. I did. And I *loved* this series!

If you're still lost on what to read, try checking out the new YA fiction and non-fiction. There's always a great read to be found on the list. And remember, if you can't find a book that you think the library should have, click on the "Email Us" link above and let us know what we're missing! Don't forget to include your library barcode number!

November is also National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Visit the official website to get involved. Challenge yourself and develop your inner writer! Don't know where to start? They have really helpful workbooks for tweens and teens to use as motivation!

So when you're eating your turkey dinner and thinking about what exactly you're thankful for, remember the great movies, books, and creative opportunities that are out there for you! Happy November!

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