Teen News, Reviews & Info
Wed, 05/19/2010 - 10:52am
These paperbacks and graphic novels just came in - literally! Come by and check 'em out...or put them on hold.
I've linked each book to our catalog to make it easy.
Mon, 05/17/2010 - 1:40pm
I watched the movie Whip It recently - mostly because it was adapted from the Teen novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (who did the adaptation herself). It was exceptional! I enjoyed it so much I want to own it (and that hasn't happened in a while). If you're in the mood for a movie about friendship and finding your place in the world, check this one out. It wll definitely make you want to go see Birmingham's own derby team, the Tragic City Rollers, in action!
All Movie Guide
Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with Whip It!, the story of an ex-beauty pageant contestant named Bliss (played by Juno's Ellen Page) who leaves her crowns behind after joining a roller-derby team. While her mother would prefer that Bliss unlace her skates and step back before the judges, the rebellious teen instead seeks the wisdom of rowdy mentor Malice in Wonderland (Kristen Wiig) in learning the tricks of the circuit track. The Mandate Pictures production was written by roller derby star-turned-screenwriter Shauna Cross. Jeremy Wheeler
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 3:48pm
(come early for the free Taylor Hollingsworth concert @ 6:30!)