Author Visit

John Green's Visit to Waupaca!

John Green Video

Paper Towns by John Green

A guest review from Teen Room Staff Cat!

For all of his life Quentin Jacobsen has lived next to Margo Roth Spiegelman, and for as long as he remembers he has loved her. Margo is the odd popular kid, cool enough to hang with the popular crowd. But when Margo’s boyfriend cheats on her she releases a storm of revenge with Quentin as her sidekick. She disappears that night. This is typical Margo behavior so only Quentin suspects there is something more to her disappearance. Following clues left by Margo he and his friends embark on a quest to find Margo, and for Quentin to find himself.

This book is great! Parts of it will make you laugh a lot.


P.S. This is on the Summer Reading List for the Sophomores, and John Green is coming to Waupaca!



Guess what! The Waupaca Area Public Library is hard at work organizing the first annual Waupaca Book Festival! The festival will be October 1st and 2nd, 2010. I'm so excited to tell you that we have confirmation from JOHN GREEN and PATRICK JONES. They will be here!

John Green is the author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Let it Snow (with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle). He has just finished writing another book, with David Levithan, which will be available in April. Keep your eyes open for Will Grayson, Will Grayson. You can find John online in many different places. He and his brother Hank Green have been communicating by video for the past three years, and you can watch their interactions on YouTube--they even have their own channel (VLOGBROTHERS). They also have an online community, called Nerdfighters, a worldwide group that works towards both having fun and eliminating worldsuck. Anyone can create an account on Nerdfighters to follow along.

Nerdfighters (John and Hank Green's online community):

John's Website:

John's Blog:

John and Hank Green's YouTube channel:

Patrick Jones is a former librarian for teenagers who now concentrates on writing fiction for teens. His books include: Nailed, Chasing Tail Lights, Cheated, Stolen Car, The Tear Collector, and Things Change. You can find Patrick on Facebook, Myspace, and Wikipedia!

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Stay tuned to the blog for more details!


Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Catherine Gilbert Murdock will be visiting Waupaca on Monday, September 28, 2009. She will be visiting the High School and the Middle School!

Sixteen-year-old DJ Schwenk spends her summer vacation taking care of her family’s dairy farm. DJ is responsible for the farm because there’s no one else to do it. Her two older brothers had a fight with her father and won’t communicate with the family. Her younger brother is in the middle of his little league season. Brian Nelson, the quarterback of her high school’s rival football team is forced by his coach be help out at the farm, and worse yet, he’s supposed to have DJ train him for the upcoming season. Although they can’t stand each other at the beginning of the summer, DJ and Brian become friends. During the training, DJ decides that she will try out for her high school’s football team, but she also decides not to tell Brian. DJ realizes that not only does she love football, but she might also love Brian. She becomes torn between the two, until realizing that she must choose one. Which will she choose? Can she and Brian be friends, rivals, and possibly somethimg more--all at the same time?

Check out what happens next for DJ in The Off Season, and the stunning conclusion to her story in Front and Center--which will be published in October 2009!!!!

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