Monday, November 20, 2017
I thought oh, pretty girl in pretty dress on cover. I was happily surprised that I enjoyed this book. I listened to the audiobook and thought it worked well. Yes I would buy this book for the high school library. It has a good sense of balance and drama. Dusted with a bit of romance and it's a good read. Enjoy.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
True story of history put in a young adult book. A must for any high school library especially now that the musical Hamilton is out. The audio book also very good. Enjoy. lots of tension in this story.
This is translated from German. It is brilliant and well written. Fantasy at it's best for any reader to enjoy. Meet the characters from famous children's books and enjoy. Find out who the dangerous people are. It's magical. Enjoy. Audio book also very good.
This story works. What's interesting is that the story really comes from the author's family story. She actually had a relative that survived the Titanic sinking. With family stories and journals and letters, she creates a fictional account that is part historic and part fantasy. Enjoy. I'll get for my high school library.
I didn't know that I would like this series. It's good. And I ended up reading the second book. Actually I listened to the audio books. What's interesting is Adriana Mather, the author is actually a relative of Cotton Mather. Many generations later but she created a story. It's pretty cool. I'll probably get this for my high school library. Enjoy.
Seriously if you are a fan of Game of Thrones this is a series that will appeal to teens who are into the show. It's pretty intense. Enjoy.
When at first I started reading I thought where is this going and why should I care about these characters. But I stuck with it and will now buy this for my high school library. I think every teen should read this. It's solid. An important read.
This is one teen horror book. A serial killer is on the lose. Would I buy it for my school? Probably not. The story had some good points but overall I would skip it.
This is one very interesting story. I love and adore Kristin Cashore. Met her at CSLA 2017 and heard her speak. This story is very different. Let's just say if you are a Doctor Who fan, you will get this book. I liked the book but I'm thinking it's not for every read. There are alternative endings to this story. Enjoy.
This is an intense story. The audio book is also good. There was a real spy network of women fighting the fight. This historical fiction works well, very believable and the page turner. It should be in high schools so students and adults understand the sacrifices that were made. I would say for older mature readers some of the women are tortured and also forced to have sex. Again this is a good book. It's historical drama at it's best. It's a good read.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Just as charming as all the other books. It's a short story, fine for any elementary library. Audio book also charming. Enjoy. Great illustrations as well.
Great book and the audiobook is a great listen. Looking for improvement and also understanding of habits. I would listen to this book again.
Oh must get for my high school library. This is one intense book and Libba Bray is not afraid to make you scared. The audio book is well done. Ghosts, lies, government cover up and murder is just the beginning of this story. Wait till you get to the end! I'm looking forward to book 4. Enjoy.
This is one crazy story and fine for high school. Adventure, romance and family, with lots of power and politics makes this one intense story. Add magic and this amps up the story. Enjoy. Audio book also good.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
This is a funny monster book that I will get for my high school library. Kate is a nerdy girl who boys want to ask out for Homecoming dance. She's got a lab at school she likes to work. Enjoy, it's a fun read.
Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors. The audio book is great as well as the story. This is the back story of Practical Magic. Enjoy the story of love, loss and redemption. Enjoy.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Leigh Bardugo is brilliant! This layered story brings you in to the best con game ever and the worst. I am so buying this for my library. The audio book is also great. Best fight scene ever written. Oh I don't condone fighting but it was well written. Cringe worthy. It's a great book. Lots of turns and double turns. Enjoy.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Think Gone by Michael Grant and Lord of the Flies and a bit of Project X. It's survival, it's a mystery and it's a group of teens ending up stuck in their town and everyone else is gone. If you liked Gone, you'll like this story as well. The audio book is also good. Enjoy. Will get for my high school library.
Audio book is good. Fine for any high school library. It doesn't follow the traditional story exactly nor does it follow the Disney animation as much either. A fresh look at a classic story. Enjoy.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017
This is a good book as a gift for someone going to college or speak to groups of people. The audio book is a good helpful one to listen to when one is looking for improvement. Enjoy.
Enjoy. This is a great story that is every librarian's dream when it comes to researching fun. Enjoy and add this to your library collection. The audio book is also great! Enjoy.
It's important that we understand what refugee families have sacrificed and endured to make it to a safe place to raise their family and just to live and survive. This is a graphic novel of a family in the 1970's living in Vietnam and how things become dangerous for them. It's the story of a girl and her family making the journey to a new world, America and adapt to a different culture and time. Now she's a grown woman, married and just gave birth to her first child. It's a time to step in to her mother's shoes and see her mother differently. It's brilliant. We need these stories. I'm also pairing this with another book I'm reading, Tigerfish. This too is the story of another refugee, also leaving with her family from Vietnam. We must treasure these stories they are part of the global history that so many other families share.