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Far From Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters July 22, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Coming of Age, Dating, Not for young kids!!, week 6.
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This book was not what I was expecting when I checked it out. It was a little slow at first and it didn’t end in a super satisfying way. Mike lives in a small town where every day is the same. She works out in the morning, goes to school and plays softball. but when Xanadu shows up Mike finds that her world is turned upside down. Mike soon finds that she is crushing on Xanadu but there is just one problem. Xanadu is straight. Mike never thinks of her as gay but there is no doubt that Mike likes Xanadu. Mike struggles with liking Xanadu but also with her family. Two years ago her dad committed suicide and her mom has been slowly killing herself by getting over wait ever since.

This hopeful yet tearful book is all about how a teen girl deals with her family problems and her sexuality.


Angels and Demons by Dan Brown July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Better than the movie, Intense, Mystery, Myth Related, Not for young kids!!, week 6.
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Central Bellingham Library
For those of you who think that you don’t have to read this book because you saw the movie, tear that idea out of you head and throw it to the wolves. This book is absolutely amazing. When a religious scientist is brutally murdered and branded with the symbol of an ancient demonic cult, Robert Langdon gets called in to identify the group. What he discovers sends shockwaves through the world: the Illuminati, a thought-to-be-dead group of scientists bend on bringing down the Catholic church– specifically Vatican City. Teaming up with the smart, sexy scientist, Vittoria Vetra and the Swiss Guard, they find that at every hour starting at 8:00, a cardinal will be killed. At precisely midnight, a bomb made up of antimatter is set to destroy Vatican City. To make matters worse, conclave is being held, meaning that every Catholic cardinal belonging to the church is sitting on top of a bomb. Chasing after shadows and ancient secrets, together Robert and Vittoria fight for the truth, and make the most startling revelation of all.

Dan Brown is an amazing author with a great gift for making an everything seem real. I highly recommend his books for anyone who wishes to be pulled into a story so captivating that it’s impossible to put down.

Metro Girl July 18, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Adventure, Humor, Not for young kids!!, week 5.
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Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich is an extremely fun read. Barney’s brother is in trouble. So now she must ditch her job in Baltimore to go save her brother, Wild Bill, in Florida. While there she gets involved with NASCAR driver, Sam Hooker, a very large woman, Rosa, Rosa’s gun wielding Cuban friend, and some scary guys she has nicknamed Puke-Face, Slick, and Gimpy. Trucking through cigar warehouses, very large boats, the Gulf of Mexico, and random towns in Florida, Barney searches to find her brother and his new love, Maria.
I seriously suggest this hilarious novel to anyone in the mood for some adequate writing and an amazingly humorous story-line. Barney and Hooker are characters that are actually pretty easy to relate to, on a mundane level.
Beware creative cussing and sexual innuendoes.