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The Mermaid Chair

by Sue Monk Kidd
Sunday, February 24, 2008

A story that keeps unfolding in creative ways following the life and passions of the main character, Jessie Sullivan, as it progresses through thought-provoking turns. After her daughter goes off to college and her mother needs medical care, Jessie is forced to confront the stories about the death of her father when she was a child as her life turns completely in a new direction.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunny describes her mom as “too depressed to take antidepressants” and it is Sunny’s job to take care of pretty much everything. And Sunny is managing. Until the day the letter arrives – the letter from Sunny’s sister Jazz. The sister who died in a fire. Dead girls don’t write letters. Then the girl arrives claiming to be Jazz… Just what is happening?

Holly, Youth Services

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Think about what it means to make a promise...

It’s 1906 in up state New York.Mattie made a promise to her dying mother – to stay on the farm, helping her father raising her younger siblings.But Mattie wants to go to college.She has a way with words and a scholarship waiting.To help make ends meet, Mattie takes a job at one of the summer resorts.Here she makes another promise- to burn some letters for a guest.But before she does, the guest ends up dead.Does one have to keep a promise to a dead person?Even when it means giving up one’s dreams of college?Or when the letters could help solve the mystery surrounding a death?

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Peak

by Roland Smith
Sunday, February 24, 2008

The story of a fourteen year old boy who attempts to not only make the journey up Mount Everest, but be the youngest person to reach the top. As he makes this journey, he also learns more about his father, who he has never really gotten the chance to know. One of my favorite teen books of 2007.

A great adventure book - especially for teen boys!

Janice, Youth Services

 

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I got hooked on this book from the first couple of paragraphs that I read as part of the Online Book Club (Teen one). Each day I received a few paragraphs in my e-mail for a few days - finally I could take it no longer and checked the book out so I could find out what else happens and how it ends!

A romantic comedy - A great book for teen girls and "reluctant reader" teen girls! Summer is dwindling down and Megan Meade's parents tell her that they've decided to spend the following year over seas. Megan is shocked - there were so many things she was looking forward to this coming year - including the potential to be captain for some...

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