They're back! Below are a few good book recommendations from the library staff (outside of teen services). Jon and Amy give us their reviews of two very different types of books. See if either of them appeal to you! As always, you can find many more here.
This book is about Tana, a girl who wakes up after a party to find everyone has been murdered by vampires except for her ex Aiden, another boy, and herself. Tana rescues Aiden and the other boy, who is a vampire on the run, and they head to Coldtown, where anyone infected by vampires are sent. Once someone enters a Coldtown, it is rare that they ever escape. I was drawn to the story as Tana wonders if she is infected by a vampire bite (it was only a scrape after all) and then if she is infected, how will she survive? Even as she struggles with her own health and safety, she still shows concern for her ex Aiden and the vampire on the run. She helps them get to Coldtown and then helps Aiden once again. Overall, this is a great read for those who love vampires and all things supernatural.
Review by: Amy H.
Most interesting or coolest thing about AHML: The Bookmobile is a unique way that we connect with our community because we go out to where the people live and deliver library services to them, which I think is pretty cool.
Your favorite candy: M&Ms, Twix and Rainbow Twizzlers (why pick one favorite when you can have 3)?
What book changed your life? The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Everything always seems to crash and burn at exactly the same time, doesn’t it feel that way sometimes? Well, it sure does to Mike. First his family is messed up: his Mom is depressed and sleeps all the time; his Dad has become obsessed with the gym and is never home; but what’s worse is his best friend Tamio and Valerie, the new girl in school and Mike’s newest crush, seem to be conspiring to make a fool of him. However, something inside of him tells him he needs to make some changes. It’s like a voice in his head, but not like those “I’m crazy and hearing voices” type of voice, more like his soul speaking. One day at a Flea Market, he buys a mirror, slightly warped, but it will work. He notices how fat and out of shape he is. Luckily, he runs into Amber, a slightly odd loner at his high school. She always wear big baggy clothes and is incredibly thin. But Amber seems to know about food and nutrition. So with Amber’s guidance, and the support from his “voice,” Mike learns how to control his food and exercise and soon feels leaner, stronger and more in control. But Mike is actually far from being in control. After he is hospitalized for Anorexia, he realizes that his “voice” is more of a harm than a help.
Review by: Jon K.
Department: Collection Services
Cool about AHML: It’s like the proverbial “kid in the candy store” – every time I look around there’s more that I want to read, see and listen to
Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
What book changed my life: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.