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2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominations

The Young Adult Library Association released the nominees for the 2016 Teens Top Ten Award. Voting begins August 15 and the winners will be announced in August.

Baker, Chandler. Alive. Disney/Hyperion. Stella Cross has received a heart transplant, but it has not stopped her emotional suffering. Then a mysterious boy named Levi Zin comes into her life. Stella’s pain goes away whenever she’s around Levi. However, Stella finds out a terrible secret about Levi. Can it be true?
Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. Young criminal genius Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to pull off a dangerous theft that can make him rich. He recruits a gang of six dangerous misfits to help him with the heist.
Black, Holly. The Darkest Part of the Forest. Little, Brown & Co. In Fairfold, a place where both humans and Faeries live, siblings Hazel and Ben have grown up telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin in the woods. Of course, they’ll never know because …

MTV Movie Award Winners

If you missed watching the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday night, here is the list of the winners:

Movie of the Year:Star Wars: The Force Awakens
MTV Generation Award: Will Smith
Comedic Genius Award: Melissa McCarthy
Best Male Performance: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Female Performance: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Breakthrough Performance: Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
True Story:Straight Outta Compton
Documentary:Amy
Best Comedic Performance: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Best Fight: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), Deadpool
Best Kiss: Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2
Best Villain: Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Action Performance: Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
Best Virtual Performance: Amy Poehler, Inside Out
Ensemble Cast:Pitch Perfect 2

Best Hero: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

Teen Review: Divergent (second review of this book)

Divergent Review by AI

This book is a very well produced book. The book creates a story of hatred and violence, but the book is telling a story in a very unique way!

In this story, the main character Beatrice (Tris) Prior is chosen to join the Dauntless faction, from the Abnegation faction where she grew up. When she became a Dauntless member, she is not ready for this transformation and she doubts herself for being good enough to be a member. But Tris learn that she needs to toughed up after seeing her friend commit suicide for not being good enough.

Tris meets a worker of the Faction named Tobias (Four). Four helps Tris become unstoppable and determined to continue as a Dauntless member. Once Tris becomes powerful and strong with Four's help, she learned there is something going on with the Factions that is strange. Tris cannot figure out what it is, but one night all the Dauntless community become under control along with some leaders. Tris and Four  are the only members not un…