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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I found this book very interesting. I am of a generation who grew up at a time that identified stigmas, and few mental illnesses … and certainly not shades of illness. This book was written by the older brother of Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors. I picked the book up because of the...

Skuldduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Average teen Stephanie's uncle passes away and she is stunned to discover that she inherits his house and belongings. When she stays overnight on her own at his house one night, she is startled when someone tries to break in. Not really someone but something - not human - some sort of creature. Skulduggery Pleasant comes to her rescue and saves her life.

She has only met Skulduggery twice before, at her uncle's funeral and at the reading of his will. Both times he was clothed from top to bottom, even his face was was covered by a scarf. This time, he has revealed his true form - he's actually a skeleton. It's a little bit of an...

Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Into the wild is a biography about Christopher McCandless written by Jon Krakauer. Christopher, who referred to...

Rattled

by Debra Galant
Sunday, February 24, 2008

The McMansion scene in New Jersey is the locale for this hilarious novel. Any resemblance to Livingston County is purely coincidental. A good laugh.

Mary L., Reference

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

The story unfolds after the birth of twins, a boy and a girl. The girl has downs syndrome. The year is 1964. The father, a doctor, who delivers his own children inthe midst of a fierce snow storm, sends his daughter away thinking he willsave his family a great deal of grief.

Personally, I couldn't empathize withany of the characters. They all seemed two dimensional – not fullydeveloped. The book received good reviews; so many others probably will enjoy this.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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