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Thanks Everyone-Blog Closed Until Next Summer September 22, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian.
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Loved the reviews!  See you next summer!  Thanks, Aubri


Undone by Brook Taylor August 24, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Death/Dying, Family/Friendship, Realistic.
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In the novel Undone, Brook Taylor leads the reader through the broken life of Serena Moore’s. After losing her best friend since eighth grade after a car accident in tenth grade, Serena decides to finish her former friend’s list of five things to do if she could. Through completeing tasks like getting a tatoo, working thing’s out with her best friend’s boyfriend, she begins to realize she was forgetting who she really was. Plus, there was figuring out the answers to the tasks, “Confront D” who was that? or “tell Serena” what? And how was Serena supposed to sing with Bleeder Valve if she couldn’t sing in front of people? Undone really relates with every reader even if their life isn’t as messed up as Serena Moore’s.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows August 24, 2009

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In the last Harry Potter book it showed how Harry was losing some of the people he most cared about and he felt it was all his fault. After losing Dumbledore, Harry, Ron and Hermione decide not to return to Hogwarts but look for Voldemort’s horcruxes instead. The three’s journey starts just after everyone get crucial news at Fleur and Bill’s wedding. They have lots of tough times but make it through as friends throughout all of it…

Hey Everyone! August 14, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian.

So the last week in August I will post my moonwalk….and we will also post the winner of the ipod on the 31st!

Good luck to all of you and thank you for a fabulous summer!

Best, Aubri

Our last winners for the summer…Daystar and Summerhippee August 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian, week 8.

Take a look at the prize page and tell me what you want!

I have just loved opening up my email to read your reviews-thanks for being your thoughtful, funny, honest, wonderful selves.

Let me know what you want Daystar and summerhippee…also stay tune for some rather odd posts this week…

And I’ll post on the day we draw for the nano…Aug. 31!

Best! Aubri

Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey August 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fairy Tales, week 8.

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This book is a part of a series called Once Upon a Time which is a whole bunch of retellings of fairy tales. Wild Orchid is a retelling of the ballad of Mulan. I really liked this book. It was about how a young girl finds love in her family (and someone else, but i wont give it away) and brings them honor by saving China and being very courageous.  The setting was in china which wsa something new for me.It was  pretty interesting to read about their culture and some of there traditions and rules etc.  Unlike some other fairytales, this book shows how women can be just as strong and brave as men and even save the day 🙂

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty August 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Family/Friendship, Realistic, Slow start, week 8.
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Jessica Darling is devistated when her best friend, Hope, moves away. Jessica doesn’t fit in at school, the guy she likes doesn’t even know she excitsts and she doesn’t fit in at home, with her dad who only talks to her when it has to do with her track meets. With Hope gone Jessica feels like nothing, just nothing. But Jessica is thrown for a loop when Marcus Flutie, known as a “Dreg” at school suddenly takes intrest in her. Jessica soon finds herself taking a false pee test and spending more time with strange but compelling Marcus.
This book started out really slow and kind of depressing but as soon as Marcus enters the picture the book really heated up. This is the first in five books and I am un-clear if McCafferty is planning on writing more or if there are only going to be five. I can’t wait to read the next one.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Book 1 by J. K. Rowling August 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Fantasy, week 8.
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This is the second time that I have read the first Harry Potter and I loved it a lot. I decided to read it after I saw the sixth one and just new that I had to read the series again.
Harry Potter may seem like an ordinary kid at first glance. Floppy hair, lanky. But if you got to knew him you would know he was different. Up until Harry is eleven he has lived with his aunt and uncle and cousin Dudley because his parents died in a car crash when he was one. But on the night of his eleventh birthday a strange, large man appears and changes Harry’s whole idea of the world. Harry soon finds that he has magical powers and is wisked of to Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards. Soon Harry befriends Ron and Hermione and seems to generally fit in at school. But soon strange things start to happen to Harry and the kids at Hogwarts.
This is a suspensful and thrilling book filled with magic and fun. I loved it and I am in the process of reading the second.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire August 10, 2009

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This is a great book, and shows the classic story the Wizard of Oz in a whole new way. This book follows the story of Elphaba (the “Wicked Witch of the West”) as she grows up and goes to school at Shiz University. There she is room mates with the snnobish Galinda (Glinda, the Good Witch of the North). Being the girl with green skin, she is shunned, an outcast from society. Slowly, Glinda and Elphaba become friends, and are later joined by Elfie’s sister Nessarose, later known as the Wicked witch of the East. One of the girls teachers, the Goat Dr. Dillamond, is an Animal rights activist. There is a big difference between an Animal and an animal. An animal is the type of creature that we know– incappable of speech and rational thought. An Animal is exactly the same as us, except, of course, they look like animals. Dr. Dillamond was working on a way to prove that Animals and humans have no differences except for their appearance. Elphaba takes kindly to the old Goat, and agrees to help him with his study. But when the good doctor is found dead, Elphaba heads to confront the Wizard, convinced he is evil. Although we all know the tragic end, this is such an amazing book that I could not put it down. While very political in its root, Wicked is a great story that shows another, more deadly side of the shinning Oz we all know and love. This book totally changed the way I view the Wizard of Oz, and I think it shows another, more softer side of the villan we all believed to be completely evil. I have to say that Elphaba is one of my favorite characters of all time, and I’m sure that anyone who has read the book will agree with me. For those who don’t want to have the image of a flawless Oz ruined, then I feel sorry for you. You truly do not know what you are missing.

Split Second by David Baldacci August 10, 2009

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I just finished reading Split Second by David Baldacci. It was an amazing and thrilling book and I can’t wait to read more of the books. Ex secret service agent Sean King has finally begun to have a normal life again after letting the presidential canidate he was guarding get shot. But when a man in Witness Protection turns up dead in his office, his new life comes crashing down around him. At the same time, secret service agent Michelle Maxwelle allows a presidental canidate to comfort a grieving widow, alone, and he ends up being kidnapped. When Michelle looks closer she finds some startling revalations, and those finds bring her together with Sean. Could the assasionation of Clyde Ritter, the abduction of John Bruno, and the murder of several people all be connected? But as the body count rises, they become more and more convinced that this is no coincidence. People are dying, and if they aren’t careful, they might be next. Teaming up with the seductive Joan Dillinger and WITSEC agent Parks, Sean and Michelle find themselves deep in a mystery that has more questions than answers. When more and more people turn up dead, they become frantic to find the mastermind behind all of it. But Sean and Michelle know far to well that everything can change in a split second.
This is an amazing book that I recommend to anybody looking for a good mystery that will keep them up all night. While it’s not overly scary, this book has that deep seductive undercurrent that makes it impossible to put down. I highly suggest this book to everybody.