Book Review: “Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution” by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Angie’s life is miserable, Sophomore year started, her Girlfriend KC moves away, Jake her guy best friend is distancing himself from her and her Bully is getting more and more vicious by the day. She is also dealing with the death of her sister and her mother threatening to send her off to a treatment center. When life seems to be falling apart for Angie– She gets a final letter handed to her from sister by a soldier at the memorial service. The letter states where her sister wanted to travel to with Angie but didn’t get the chance too. Angie takes the opportunity to do this road trip as life at home and school is not getting better. But she can’t do this trip alone, she enlists the help of her estranged friend, Jamboree for this adventure. 
I personally liked this book, finished in about 24 hours. Give it 4/5 stars! 

-Kai
TAB Alum

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Book Review: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Loved this book! Goo has thoroughly destroyed me with this sweet romance that spans one day in Hong Kong. Lucky is trying to figure out to find her love of singing again after being forced onto the path of squeaky clean k-pop stardom, Jack is trying to find his footing during his gap year. Their fates collide in Hong Kong for one epic day of adventure and FOOD! How do I make the movie people option this? I would love to see Lucky and Jack’s adventures on the big screen! Readers will fall in love with Lucky’s true, silly self and how she is able to risk it all for one perfect day with a stranger.

-Katie 1
Librarian

Book review: “Waiting for Fitz” by Spencer Hyde

The book Waiting for Fitz by Spencer Hyde is an excellent book. Spencer Hyde’s individual use of words in the book really ties the story together. The fact that the main character, Addie Foster, also uses so many unique word choices really brings out her brilliant personality. Addie also uses the analogy of masks to describe how people will cover up their true feelings because they don’t want others to see the real them which brings out even more of her deep personality. You really get to know and adore the characters in Waiting for Fitz. The enticing story of Addie’s time in the psych ward with Fitz is truly amazing. Just the way Spencer Hyde writes makes you never want to put the book down. If you were to read this book you would for sure wish for him to make another book describing Addie and Fitz’s lives after they both get out of the ward. I would definitely recommend people to read this book if you enjoy a good story with adventure and a bit of love.

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-Meadow

TAB Member

Book Review: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

If you love romance dealing with a stubborn but intelligent girl, and the popular boy, this book is for you.  The book starts off with a girl named Laura Jean who has written a letter to every boy she has ever loved. She puts all of their addresses on the letters, and puts them in a box her mother, who died a couple years earlier, gave her when she was younger.  But one day, all of her letters get released, and her worst nightmare becomes reality. We follow her as she goes through the ups and downs of high school, and a love triangle starts to form. This book was one of the best I have read in awhile. Jenny Han made it super easy to fall in love with all of her characters – even the ones I didn’t like.  The movie for it came out this past summer, and I can say it was 80% like the books, but I am extremely excited to see the next movie!

By Katie 5

Hidden Gem: “Hero” by Perry Moore

Hello fun people, its Quinten here, and I want to introduce a different kind of book review called “Hidden Gems.” In this series of reviews, myself, and the other bloggers, will suggest different books that we do not see getting as much attention that they should! So! With that out of the way, here is my first “Hidden Gem.”

For anyone who loves the world of comics and gay representation, then this is the book for you! I had the pleasure of reading Hero for the first time when I was a sophomore in high school. Immediately, I was obsessed with the characters and the overall setting of the world. Any coming of age story can be complicated for the protagonist, but Thom’s experience brings it to a new level. Not only must he navigate being a teen, but on top of that he must deal with being gay, a metahuman with healing powers, being raised by a single father — an ex “batman like” hero— and the perilous adventure of falling in love! This story has many unexpected twists and turns and multidimensional that make you question what it means to be good, and human. I could go on and on about the story, or why I love it so much, but I think this is the kind of book to experience by yourself. So, please give this book some much needed love!

Book Review: Famous in a Small Town

 

Ok so I love this book. Sophie is such a good protagonist with a friend group made up of so many fun characters. Their friendship feels so natural and all of their interactions are so much fun to read. All of the casual LGBTQ+ rep made me super happy and honestly there were multiple moments while reading that I honestly felt like I might cry just from how much I adore these characters. And this is a silly small thing, but I love that their library has a teen section, and that it’s an important place to them. All in all it was a super pleasant read, 10/10 would read again.

-Christan

Congratulations, Katie 3!

Wood Library is so proud of our teen, Katie, who was awarded the Youth Ambassador of the year at the Pioneer Library System Annual Meeting earlier today. Her dedication to library advocacy has been extraordinary, and we’re so lucky to serve in a community with such an active teen population. Congratulations Katie, it is well deserved!

 

-Katie Smith

Teen Services Librarian

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