Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Last of the Summer Reading Reviews

Well, folks. The sun is shining and a gentle breeze is blowing. The soothing sounds of a string quartet are drifting out of the Houghton Room, celebrating the library's fifth anniversary in our new building. 'Tis a beautiful day, tinged with sadness that the summer is coming to a close, and anticipation of the lovely Oregon autumn. We had a great time celebrating the end of Summer Reading at our Late Night Mystery Night. Thanks to all of you who completed the program and wrote your reviews. Though we have already done the prize drawing, it is not too late for you to drop off your reading records and pick out a free book. You have up until August 31.

And now I shall share with you a few more teen reviews so you can get some book and movie recommendations for the last of the dog days:

Hairspray, 2007
Y DVD HAIRSPRAY
Hairspray will dance and sing its way into your heart! Funny.

Bird Cage, 1996
A great and funny movie that you'll just die for.
BIRDCAGE


Sydney White, 2007
A funny chick-flick proving dorks rule.
Y SYDNEY


Janes In Love, 2008
by Cecil Castellucci
Y GRAPHIC CASTELL
An inspiration to art rebels; the Janes strike again with another fabulous book.


The Graveyard Book, 2008
by Neil Gaiman
Y GAIMAN
If you like suspense, adventure, and dark humor, this book is for you. Inventive and masterfully told, it will keep you guessing 'til the last page.


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, 1990
by Avi
Y AVI
A fantastic adventure that will shock you again and again, proving that girls can rule the world. Anybody loving pirates and a determined girl will love this.


Airborn, 2004
by Kenneth Oppel
Y OPPEL
Airborn is a breathtaking, unforgettable science fiction adventure with the unique setting of an airship high in the sky. In an alternate Victorian era, new friends Matt and Kate discover a mysterious creature that only Kate's grandfather has seen. I loved this exciting story filled with action, mystery, pirates, and hints of romance. I recommend this book to all teen and advance preteen readers looking for a thrilling adventure. the two sequels are also great books-- be sure to read those too, because after you read Airborn, you'll just want more of Matt and Kate's exciting adventures.


The Da Vinci Code, 2004
BROWN
This book was everything from mysterious to exhilirating. No only was the book insightful, but also educational. If you are looking for a book that will consume your mind, the read The Da Vinci Code.

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