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Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section…

Insomnia by J.R. Johansson (The Night Walkers, Book One)

After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can’t take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he’s made eye contact with. If he doesn’t sleep soon, Parker will die.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker’s furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he’d go. And when someone begins to terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker’s memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.

 

The Culling by Steven Dos Santos (The Torch Keeper, Book One)

For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother.

Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits’ loved ones. What Lucky isn’t prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly…

 

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

Book Review

BadBeginningThe Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket

This is a story about three children who become orphans due to a fire. A banker named Mr. Po takes them to their new guardian, Count Olaf. The Boudelaire orphans then have to escape from Count Olaf’s evil plans.

 

review by Amira, age 11

Gaming Unplugged June 27 @ 2:00

gaming unplugged 2013

June 27, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy our selection of board and card games or bring your own. Ages 11-18. No registration required.

Book Review

Cirque-Du-FreakCirque du Freak
by Darren Shan
(books 1-4)

I really enjoyed reading these books. It gave a whole new perspective of vampires, and none of that Twilight stuff. I found it very funny from all of the trouble Darren gets into, being new to the whole vampire world and everything. But I also felt his pain of having to leave his family, friends, and whole life behind. I also enjoyed reading of the Cirque and all of the weird and talented people he meets. I would highly recommend reading these books!

 

review by Danielle, age 15 (almost)

Book Review

mockingbirdMockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine

Catlin Smith is an intelligent little girl. She is a regular fifth grade girl except for three things.
1. She has Asperger’s Syndrome
2. Her mom suffered cancer and died.
3. Her brother Devon was shot and killed in the Virginia Dare Shooting.
Ever since Devon died, Catlin and her father have been looking for closure. From finding friends, to making chests, you are sure to abolutely love this book!

 

review by Hailey, age 13

Book Review

dark lordThe Dark Lord
by Jamie Thompson

I liked this book a lot because in this book the Dark Lord is trapped inside the body of a human boy. This novel is full of action, romance, and fantasy.

review by Abhay, age 12

Gaming Unplugged

gaming unplugged 2013

June 27, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy our selection of board and card games or bring your own. Ages 11-18. No registration required.

Book Review

colossus risesThe Colossus Rises
by Peter Lerangis

In the book The Colossus Rises an ordinary boy named Jack McKinley collapses in the middle of a busy street and when he awakes he finds himself in a strange place in a strange hospital, where he tries to escape, but is still sent back to the hospital. All the people at the hospital are special. At the hospital there is no parents. Their parents don’t know where they are because this place is not on the map. There is no way to escape. Jack and his friends Marco, Aly, and Cass set out on an adventure to find the seven magic that is hidden around the world. On their adventure they discover amazing things and strange creatures. And also a river or water that makes the dead come alive. There are code to figure out and dangerous things up ahead for Jack and his friends. They are to find the Loculus! When they find it one of their friend Cass, Aly, Marco, or Jack will almost be dinner for a hungry griffin! At the end once they discovered the Loculus and get Cass to his treatment Marco disappear with the Loculus!

 

Review by Tina, age 15

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Around the World in 80 Bites

80 Bites

June 19 @ 2:00 p.m. Enjoy food from local ethnic restaurants. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Gaming Unplugged

gaming unplugged 2013

June 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy our selection of board and card games or bring your own. Ages 11-18. No registration required.