Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Mrs. Schatz:  WOW!!!!  Thrilling, page turning, couldn't put it down read!!!  Mary Higgins Clark meets Nora Roberts in teenage characters and setting.  Ordered the second one before I finished this one.  Can't wait for it!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

Unique, magical, and learning to know and love yourself story.  This was one of the books the book club, Book Whisperers, read for November.  Good selection.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Mrs. Schatz writes:  This story was slow and simple in the beginning. And somewhere along the way I was deeply involved with life on the island, the water horse races, Sean Kendrick, and Puck.  I was ensconced on the island.  It was a lyrical read.  And it's a stand alone--not a trilogy!!!  I highly recommend it.

"She is my mare and my best friend, and I keep waiting for something bad to happen to her, because I love her too much. (Puck thinking about her horse, Dove)

""I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick."
           Now he looks at me.  he says, very softly, "It's late for that, Puck.""

"You swallow her with your eyes.  I'm surprised there's any of her left for the rest of us to see.""
It's coming to the LHS library soon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Members also read Breaking Night: Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray. Several members loved it. One member hated it but she also said she wasn't in the mood for this type of book. Mrs. Schatz said this book is ANOTHER example of why people must read well and have the determination to educate themselves. Miss Murray could read well and decided she needed a high school education and diploma. The reading skill, the determination, and asking for & accepting help got her into Harvard University. Proof positive!!!
and there are more videos of Liz Murray and her book on youtube!!!  Inspiring story!!! 
For September we read After by Amy Efaw. 5 members said it was a great book concerning coming of age & responsibility, "a page turner that she couldn't put down", & "awesome". 1 reader thought it was a good book, interesting read but not satisfied with the ending. And one reader hated it. Go the Book Whisperer's blog (link above) to watch a book trailer of it. The books are ready for checkout.