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Book Review of The Bridge by Jane Higgins, review done by Marie Yatsyk

   

Book Review of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman done by Katie Byrnes

Seraphina was a very unique, original, and complex book.  When the story begins, Seraphina's world is on the brink of war.  For forty years, a treaty was all that prevented a war between the humans and the dragons.  The fear, mistrust and lack of understanding between the two species had set their world on a path that could only lead to war.  When the prince is murdered, tensions reach a fever pitch as all heads turn to the dragons.  Soon the story's heroine, Seraphina Dombegh, a gifted musician in court, is drawn into the mix.  As she investigates the murder, attenpts to stop a conspiracy that could destroy what little chance for peace was left, and tries to understand her feelings for the prince's nephew, she must also struggle to conceal her deepest secret.  I really enjoyed reading Seraphina.  The story was very suspenseful and entertaining, and Rachel Hartman's writing was skillful as well.  I think this story is most suited for ages 12 and up.

 

Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Learn how to make Ginger Bread House on December 17th at 2PM!  After watching a film, we will be decorating houses with icing and candies.  Registration starts on Monday, December 5.  Limited enrollment.  Please bring a large bag of candy to share. Can't make it that day or just want to learn how to make your own house from scratch? Watch the video below to cook along with Mrs. Phillips.

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Zombies vs Unicorns

In the calm before the storm, teens competed in Zombies vs Unicorns this past Saturday, October 27 at the library.  We had Unicorn Poop Cookies, Brains and eyeball lollipops for snacks.  Teens had laser tag and computer games.  This after hours program allowed teens to play in the library  without disturbing  our regular library users.  Everyone had a great time and teens have asked for more after hours programs.

Book Review: Witches of East End

 Witches of East End by Melissa del al Cruz

Recommended Age: 15 and up 

Reviewer: Rathna Ramanathan

“There is nothing I can do for her. Not without breaking the
bonds of the restriction. Not without putting myself in danger as
well,” thought Ingrid Beauchamp. Yet it seems that throughout Melissa
de la Cruz’s novel, “Witches of East End”, Ingrid, Freya, and Joanna
Beauchamp continually risk losing their privileges as members of an
incognito Long Island witch family as they succumb to their inner
desires in a mortal world.

I found myself pulled under the spell of Cruz’s simple, yet
flavorful language that will surely draw any older teen or adult.
Witches of East End” represents a novel with wonderful character
development as well as a unique plot design of interwoven narratives
outlining the moral crisis faced by the three most powerful witches of
North Hampton. The only disappointment of novel, if any can be found,
was the slightly cliché ending with the usual made-up names and

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Review by Katie Byrnes

Summer and Bird is a unique, and unusual book that tells a story unlike any other.  In Summer and Bird, Katherine Catmull brings to life a sad, frozen world of birds, and a vivid and life-like set of characters to save it.  Two sisters, Summer and Bird, discover this world while searching for their missing parents, and begin an adventure that changes their world forever.  The characters in this book, along with their thoughts and feelings, seem so real that if they could jump out of the pages at any time, you wouldn't be surprised to meet them.  Summer and Bird may be most well suited for ages 10 to 13.  In this novel, first-time author Katherine Catmull brings such original and creative ideas to the table that it will not be quickly forgotten.  I greatly enjoyed reading Summer and Bird.

This book wil be published October, 2, 2012

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Book review done by Caitlyn Wletzky

Almost Home was an interesting book to read.  Although it started out kind of slow, Almost Home picked up the pace towards the middle and finished with a great ending.  The story was realistic-fiction and started with a mom and her daughter, named Sugar, getting kicked out of their house.  Desperate to find a new home, they move to Chicago.  I thought that the author of this book used a great voice in the story and that the book really connects to some kids today.  I recommend this book for kids ages 10 and up.  If you read Almost Home you won’t be disappointed!
This book will be published on  September 13, 2012.

Reader Reviews

This review was submitted by Caitlyn Waletzky for our Raving Reviews program.  If you would like to write reviews for our Teen Page, please come to our Monday, June 30 program downstairs in the Story Time Room.  You too can be a critic.

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, published-2011

Summer Reading Club for Teens

 

Registration for the teen Summer Reading Club is happening now.  Register by going to the "TEENS" menu above and click on Summer Reading Program.  Check out our teen programs under EVENTS and OUR CURRENT NEWSLETTER on pages 6-7.  Our Night Snacking the Asian Connection on the evening of July 11  is rapidly filling up.  Hands-on preparation and instruction will get you cooking and afterwards we get to eat!  No need to register for our Murder Mystery Party "The Book Fair of Death" on the evening of July 12.  You get to be the detective on the case.  Prizes and ice cream sundaes at this program. Just come On July 12 and bring your friends.  See you @Library

Join the Summer Reading Club -- Registration has started!

 

Register online by clicking here or come in the library and have a librarian help you register. After you register, come to the Adult Reference Desk to pick up your Reading Club Bag with special information and gifts.    Select a book or graphic novel from Young Adult, Children’s or the Adult Section of the library.  Whatever interests you!  It can be fiction or nonfiction.  Then fill out a simple online Book Report Form starting July 9.  Again, you can have assistance from a librarian on filling out the form.  Prizes will be given each week, starting Monday, July 9 and ending Friday, August 17.

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