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Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7 pm - 8 pm
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Come hear singer/songwriters Ashley and Grace make music
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Reviews
Title
Every Day
Author
David Levithan
Review
Fresh, unique, and intriguing, Every Day tells the story of gender-less, body-less A, who wakes up as a different person every day. A has long since resigned himself to the idea of impermanence, until he falls in love with a girl named Rhiannon while in the body of her boyfriend. Suddenly, A's ephemeral snippets of life and unpredictability seem like a punishment, and A does everything possible to counter the inevitable course of fate so as to be with Rhiannon. A's story is insightful and thought-provoking, in that A's veritable kindness shines through no matter what the outer body looks like. Also, Levithan brings a whole new dimension to the idea of sympathy as A travels from the body of a 300-pound boy to a suicidal girl, from that of a blind person to that of a boy attending his grandfather's funeral. As A moves from day to day, thinking of Rhiannon and dreaming of a permanent existence, Levithan teaches readers about the need to appreciate what there is today for fear that it will be gone tomorrow, about the importance of living in the now, and about the necessity to sometimes accept a person as he or she is, in any shape or form. Definitely a five-star read!
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Title
Insurgent
Author
Veronica Roth
Review
The amazing twist made me cry.
Need I say more.
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Title
Thirteen Reasons Why
Author
Jay Asher
Review
Normally, calling a book a page-turner is a cliche way of complimenting it when you are unsure what to say. But while reading this book, I literally could NOT stop turning the pages - sometimes I actually had to go back and re-read parts of the narrative that I missed because, caught up in the mystery and suspense, I was going too fast! The novel is told as a collection of audiotapes compiled by a girl, Hannah Baker, before she commits suicide. The thirteen tapes each implicate a person who contributed to the snowball effect that leads her to take her own life. Interspersed with her tapes is commentary from one of the people to whom the tapes are addressed, Clay Jensen. The striking back-and-forth parallelism of the narration, the intrigue of Hannah's story, and the searing underlying pain that Hannah must have felt come through to the reader with unaffected, candid honesty. A timeless story that teaches us all about the importance of reaching out and accepting help when we need it - and, more importantly, being able to offer our help to those who request it - Thirteen Reasons Why leaves you on the verge of tears and genuinely sorrowful that it is over.
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Title
The Unwanteds Island of Silence
Author
Lisa McMann
Review
Loved it.
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Title
Dreamer
Author
Cathy Hapka
Review
So sweet. Best book ever!!!!!!!
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