Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ I Funny

I Funny by James Patterson
Published: 2012
Genre: Humor
Description:
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian, even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from giving Jamie a good pounding every once in awhile.






Review by patron, Lindsey:

It's funny!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Consipracy 365: January

Consipracy 365: January by Gabrielle Lord
Published: 2010
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Adventure
Description:
On New Year's Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning, "They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days". Hurled into a life on the run, with a price on his head, the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and a history-changing secret. -- This is the first book in a series.

Review by patron, Jesse:

It had a great beginning with lots of mystery and secret hiding.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Fenway Fever

Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter
Published: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Description:
"Stats" Pagano may have been born with a heart defect, but he lives for three things: his family's hot dog stand right outside fabled Fenway Park, his beloved Red Sox, and any baseball statistic imaginable. When the family can no longer make ends meet with the hot dog stand, life becomes worrisome for Stats. Then the Sox go on a long losing streak and the team's ace pitcher--and Stats's idol--becomes convinced the famed Curse of the Bambino has returned. Stats just has to help . . . but how? As the Sox faithful sour on their team, Stats forms a plan that ultimately unifies an entire city and proves that true loyalty has a magic all its own.

Review by patron, Lindsey:

It's interesting to find out. It's kind of like a cliffhanger.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Cupcake Queen

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
Published: 2010
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction
Description:
Penny's mother has moved to Hog's Hollow, has opened a bakery that sells only cupcakes, and she has brought Penny with her. Penny is woebegone: all her friends and her dad are in New York City; she has to help her mother in the bakery; and Hog's Hollow's resident mean girl is making her life a misery.

Review by patron, Peyton:

This book wasn't my favorite. It was about a girl who always moves and her parents are split up. She has to make a choice to stay with her mom or dad.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ The Sea of Monsters

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2 by Rick Riordan
Published: 2006
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Description:
Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

Review by patron, Jesse:

I liked the story and where it took them also learning about the monsters.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Teen Books

Check out these new books at the library in the Young Adult section! You can also visit our Shelfari page to see what's new too.
Note: Clicking on the title takes you to the library's catalog to see if the book is checked out; clicking on the author takes you to Fantastic Fiction where you'll see all the books by that author and series information.
Nnewts by Doug TenNapel
GN  TENNAPEL
Summary:
A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique fantasy-adventure series. The first book in the Nnewts series follows the story of Herk, a lovable Nnewt who longs for stronger legs, something his mother and father wish they could give him. When his quaint village is attacked by the reptile Lizzarks, he's forced to flee his home and leave behind the only life he's ever known. Now, all alone and on the run, Herk navigates a dangerous world filled with strange creatures and mysterious wonders, where friends are few and an evil lord is in hot pursuit.



Burning Nation by Trent Reedy
Y  REEDY
Summary:
Idaho is a war zone under Federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back, running guerrilla missions against the army--but what at first seemed like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows murky, and Danny finds that even winning the war does not mean an end to tyranny.





Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Y  AVEYARD
Summary:
In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard --a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.



Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Y  OLIVER
Summary:
Two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, a missing nine-year-old girl, and the shocking connection between them"-- Sisters Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before Dara kissed Parker. That was before the accident that left Dara's face scarred. Now the sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, Madeline Snow, has vanished, too. Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked-- and she has to find her sister, before it's too late.


Y KNIGHT
Summary:
Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you're in love with is your prophesied nemesis. 
Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people's last hope in an ancient war. But she's also a seventeen-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she'll get the chance to graduate. 
Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He's destined to end a 300 year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he's hunted by a powerful enemy who's not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Patron Book Review ~ Buddy is a Stupid Name For a Girl

Buddy is a Stupid Name For a Girl by Willo Davis Roberts
Published: 2001
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Description:
That's all Buddy wants -- a normal family. But with her mother dead, her father missing, and her brother on the road searching for him, Buddy has a hard time believing it will ever happen. Instead she's living with relatives she hardly knows who resent her for reasons she can't figure out. They think everything about her is strange, especially her name. Buddy can't give up hope -- that her father is out there, somewhere, and that her brother will find him so they can be a family again. But until then can Buddy find some way to accept her new life? Or will she always feel different?

Review by patron, Lindsey:

It's sad.

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