This is the latest installment in a new series where the HuffPost Teen editors round up five things they're excited about each week -- from new video games, to books, to viral videos, to entertainment news. Check out this week's picks in the slideshow below, and email or tweet @HuffPostTeen with your suggestions!
This week, we're obsessed with the hilarious new novel "Penelope," a satire of the social heirarchies at an Ivy League university, and we also (weirdly) can't get enough of the crazy Ke$ha/Beatles mash-up "Tik Tok Together." Honorable mention goes to this video of Florence + The Machine giving a totally stellar performance at Lollapalooza.
One of most laugh-out-loud funny descriptions of college life we've ever read, <em>Penelope</em> follows the adventures and misadventures of Penelope O'Shaunessy, a uniquely awkward freshman navigating her first year at Harvard. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030795031X/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0PBDNY1XAVB30EM8151S&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846" target="_hplink"><em>Booklist</em> calls the novel</a>, written by HuffPost College editor Rebecca Harrington, a "clever parody of Harvard pretentiousness."
In the most unlikely mash-up combination since <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/04/pokemon-adele-parody-roll_n_1741511.html" target="_hplink">Pokemon and Adele,</a> the musical stylings of Ke$ha and The Beatles have joined forces in <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-beatleskeha-mashup-is-way-better-than-it-sh" target="_hplink">"Tik Tok Together."</a> Don't knock it until you listen to it!
It just isn't a holiday or a special occasion unless there's a Google doodle to go along with it, and we're loving the search engine's <a href="http://mashable.com/2012/08/07/google-doodle-hurdles-game/" target="_hplink">2012 London Olympics cartoons</a>. Check out today's doodle, which lets you use your keyboard to play the hurdler.
A recently-unearthed historical document reveals that it was no teenage girl on instant messenger who coined the term "OMG." In fact, its <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/first-known-use-of-omg-winston-churchill_n_1748042.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy" target="_hplink">first known use</a> was in a 1917 letter from Lord Fisher to Winston Churchill.
<em>Hunger Games</em> fans counting down the days until the DVD/Blu-Ray release on August 21, Target is unrolling a line of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1691312/hunger-games-target-mockingjay-pin.jhtml" target="_hplink">limited-edition, upscale HG merchandise</a>. And it won't come cheap -- a solid gold Mockingjay pin modeled exactly after the one Katniss wears in the film retails at $999.