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Teen Tastemakers: Battle of the Books

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  • Charlotte Turner defends The Lovely Bones
    Charlotte Turner defends The Lovely Bones
  • Gemma Turner defends Six of Crows
    Gemma Turner defends Six of Crows
  • Madeleine Banman defends Little Women
    Madeleine Banman defends Little Women
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Jessica, Preston | June 1, 2018

The Teen Tastemakers have been recommending the best in movies, music, television, and books all year on Idea Exchange’s teen site. Now they’re going head-to-head in the literary grudge match of the summer to determine the very best of the best.

Join us for the Teen Tastemakers: Battle of the Books on Thursday, July 5th, from 6:30-8:00pm at Idea Exchange Preston (435 King St E, Cambridge).

Throughout the night, the Teen Tastemakers and special guests will debate the best in YA (Young Adult) fiction to determine the #1 book every teen in Cambridge should read this summer … and YOU can help choose the winner! Read on for our contenders, and then join us at the event for book trivia, prizes, snacks, and a chance to pick the book of the summer.

            

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Defended by Madeleine Banman
I'm in Grade 9, and I'm a Christian, homeschooler, gymnast, bookworm, and writer! I love being creative and imaginative, and will often be reading 3 or more books at once! I also love music and my pets: an intelligent Border Collie/Aussie, and a Lovebird with an attitude!

Little Women is an inspiring and relatable story that made me want to laugh, cry, and sometimes both at the same time! It's about four sisters: Meg who wants to be a proper young woman, Jo who loves to write, Beth who is quiet and kind to everyone, and Amy who is very artistic and childish. They, and Laurie, the boy who lives next door, help and guide each other as they are growing up, learning about family, love, and doing what's right.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Defended by Gemma Turner
My name is Gemma Turner, and I’m a Teen Tastemaker and volunteer, currently in ninth grade. The book I’m defending is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, a fantasy novel set in a world similar to Industrial Revolution era-Earth. It stars six main characters, criminals hoping to make it big in the heist of a lifetime.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Defended by Charlotte Turner
Charlotte Turner is a high school student who enjoys music, books, and writing. She will be defending The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, a book about 14 year old Susie Salmon who is murdered in 1973 and watches her family and friends from heaven.