Read Beyond Reality

The theme for Teen Read Week 2009 is 'Read Beyond Reality.' Teens across the nation have been getting lost in the vast world of science fiction and fantasy lit. Fire, the spellbinding companion to Graceling, by Kristin Cashore and Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins' dystopian adventure The Hunger Games, are just two out of this world titles that are flying off the shelves at Petworth.

Even though Teen Read Week (TRW) celebrations are just about over, Petworth teens aren't going to stop devouring the hottest sci-fi and fantasy books! Just yesterday, fourteen tweens and teens celebrated TRW at Petworth by participating in our silent reading challenge, writing super short stories, creating mini zines, and competing at Scattegories. One of the Scattegories winners scored big by answering 'super stink' in the super power category and 'solar system' in the things in outer space category.

During the silent reading challenge, participants got lost in The Twilight Prisoner by Katherine Marsh, Hidden Talents by David Lubar and The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler. One middle-schooler read the adult popular title Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. The event was a fantastic success.

Stop by Petworth soon to take a look at our awesome 'Read Beyond Reality' display and borrow some wondrous science fiction and fantasy books!