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Our Winners for Week 5 and 6 July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian, week 5, week 6.
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Our winner for week 5 is
Lyndeskier at Lynden

And for week 6
newsaxonycitizen at (mostly) Ferndale

Yahoo! Congrats! Click the prize tab at the top of this page to see your options.

If your main library is Bellingham I forward all those posts to Jennifer so you can be entered in the BPL prize drawing because Jennifer does all the prizes for Bellingham Teens. 🙂

To claim your prize all you need is to be a teen with a Whatcom County library card. I’ll be emailing you to find out if you want me to mail you the prize or if you want to pick it up at your library. I don’t work at the Ferndale or Lynden library every day, so the prize won’t be there right away-I’ll email you when I send it off and when I think it will be at your local library!

Thanks for the great reviews.


Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fashion, Realistic, week 6.


I finished reading Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro. Louise Canova is an overweight, frumpy woman who’s marriage is failing miserably. She dappled in acting when she was younger but is now the head of a the ticket booth at an opera house in London. She’s surrounded by fashionable people, from her stylish friend Nicki to her model mother-in-law. As Louise is scanning a second hand bookstore, she finds an A-Z guide on fashion, called Elegance, written by a model from the early 1960’s. She reads and follows the written advice and slowly changes her appearance and boosts her self esteem. But Louise soon learns that being elegant is a difficult decision, and some people might not like her new choices…
A very descriptive and well written novel about life and the important choices you make in them.

Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Chick Lit, Heartwarming, week 6.
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I just finished Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick. This sequel in The Mother Daughter Book Club series was just as heart warming and literate as the previous novel. The mothers in Jess’s, Cassidy’s, Emma’s, and Megan’s book club have decided to invite their arch enemy Becca Chadwick and her mother to join their book club. Becca is as snobbish and uninterested as usual. And to make matters worse, Jess’s family might just lose Half Moon Farm, their home for all of Jess’s life. With Cassidy focused on her mother’s new boyfriend, Emma on her weight, and Megan on her fashion designs, Jess starts to feel very unhopeful. What can four young girls do for Half Moon Farm? And in such short time?
This novel isn’t an amazing book, but it’s well work the read and good to pass the time.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Mystery, vampires, week 6.
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The book Twilight which is written by Stephenie Meyer is a book i absolutely fell in love with and believe that everyone else should read it too. It is about a seventeen year old girl who’s name is Isabella, Bella for short. In this book Bella moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington because her parents are divorced and she wants to spend some quality time with her dad. As Bella starts school action begins to kick in. Like how mysterious the Cullens are, especially Edward who appears to dislike Bella. Also how the Blacks don’t want Bella getting close to the Cullens and their business and how it’s the same thing with Edward but the other way around. With all this confusion which leads to loads of questions and not answers Bella is determined to find out as much as she can about the Cullens. By now, Bella does not plan to leave one question unanswered.

by: Xiao Jie

The Ranger’s Apprentice #2: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Fantasy, week 6.
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Lynden Library

I loved this book so much, no matter how much I hated some of the things that happend in it. This is the second book in the series (The Ranger’s Apprentice) about a boy named Will who goes from being a Fief Orphan to a Rangers Apprentice, being that his Master, the famous Halt, took him in to become what he is now. There is a war brewing between the kingdom and the infamous Morgarath, who has been up in the Rain and Night Mountains building an army of fowl beings called Wargals for over 15 years now. While Will, his friend Horace, and another Ranger named Gilan are sent south to go to find the Celts (people in a different kingdom), they encounter some major surprises, taking them all on the wildest adventure of their lives. You should definitely read this book!

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.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta July 22, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Boarding School Stories, Family/Friendship, Mystery, week 6.
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I thought this book was really good. When I first began reading it I thought it was really confusing; it’s the kind of book that doesn’t give you all of the information at once so I was forced to trust that the author would later make it make more sense. Jellicoe Road is about a girl, Taylor, who was abondoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road around the age of eleven and hasn’t seen her since. She lives at a boarding school where a “war” is going on between the six boarding school buildings against the Townies and The Cadets (they are what sound kind of like boy scotts and come for two months or so in the fall). Taylor is the leader of the boarding house kids but when an old accuantance shows up to lead the Cadets, Taylor’s life becomes more confusing than it was. In this amazing novel Taylor tries to learn the secrets of her past and along the way finds some surprising facts about her and her family.

Wuthering Heights July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Dating, Family/Friendship, General Fiction, Historical, Romance, week 6.
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I agree that Wuthering Heights is not your typical love story and is not for everyone. To keep up on what was happening I really had to pay attention. The characters are extremely complex. Heathcliff and Catherine cause more trouble than they thought when they decided not to marry each other. The story is told by a housekeeper who has witnessed everything going on, but she is a great storyteller. I recommend this book to any who likes Pride & Prejudice or anything like that.

Beauty Secrets of the Bible July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Advice, Christian non-fiction, Fashion, Non-fiction, Religious, Teen Clean, week 6.
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Beauty Secrets of the Bible is an amazing book. Ginger Garrett actually searched through the Bible and found all the beauty secrets there. There are some from Esther, Cleopatra and Ruth and many more! She also took into account the time period that person lived in. Ginger also added beauty tips from the Biblical times that weren’t actually recorded in the Bible. I highly recommend you read this book and use the beauty tips that have been around for a long time!

The Four Story Mistake July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in General Fiction, Must Read, week 6.
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lynden Branch

this was a really good book it is called the Four Story Mistake. Its about a family that moves to a house call the Four story Mistake and there is four children and they each find a place like a secret room an arched and places like that. They also each find a way to earn money. i really think that you should read this book. It is really good.