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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

The Return of Doctor Who

Doctor Who is the longest running Sci-Fi show to date. For many years, the role of the Doctor has been played by men and men only…Until now. On October 7th, the famous time-traveller returns, but this time he is a she. Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the monumental task of playing the iconic Time Lord (now Time Lady). I have been heavily anticipating this moment for many years and wondering when a woman be taking up the role, and the wait is over. I’m sure that Jodie will do a fantastic job, as she is a phenomenal actress, and I couldn’t be more excited for the return of Doctor Who!

-KatieE

Book Review: “The Brilliant Death” by Amy Rose Capetta

The characters were a lot of fun and very easy to get invested in, the magic was really cool, and the plot was interesting and full of twists that caught me off guard. There were a few bits where it felt it took itself a little too seriously, but never to the point of being irritating. All in all it was an excellent book that left me wanting more.

-Christan

TAB Member

Book Review: Rebecca

Over the summer, I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  I enjoy classics like this, Le Morte D’Arthur, and Jane Eyre.  The writing style is fairly complex, and the imagery is beautiful.  Set in England on an estate called Manderley, this book depicts the marriage of the nameless main character to Mr. de Winter.  After the death of his first wife, Rebecca, Mr. de Winter falls into a deep depression, and only the young Mrs. de Winter restores him to his normal self.  However, she suspects that Rebecca’s control still lingers over Manderley.

The story tells of a nobody who becomes a somebody.  But more importantly, it tells of a love strong enough to change a fate that seems inevitable.  I loved the story, including the ending, which came as quite a shocker. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes something with a complex story line and unpredictable characters.

 

Olenka

Book Review: “Escaping from Houdini” by Kerri Maniscalco

Alright, so, I just had the privilege of reading Escaping from Houdini, which is the third installment of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. This series has been a life changer for me, and the third book did not let me down. The story was utterly thrilling and compelling; it brought about feelings in me that I didn’t know I had. Kerri Maniscalco has created these characters that are very real and that I have grown rather attached to, and I can’t help but want more from them. I, personally, find that I can relate myself to Thomas Cresswell, one of the main characters in the series. This series brings so much joy to my life and I honestly, can’t imagine my life without it anymore. Also, just so you know, the limited edition chapter, from  Barnes & Noble, is adorable.

-KatieE

Book Review: “Words We Don’t Say” by K. J. Reilly

Words We Don’t Say

So I know it’s author’s style, but I found the rambling monologues a bit grating after a while, and the word for word repetition of previous scenes got kind of annoying as well. I liked Joel a lot, especially his relationship with his little brother. My favorite character was Benj and I really liked their interactions and his development, and while Eli felt a bit bland to me in the beginning, I definitely warmed up to her by the end. The banned books scene was absolutely fantastic, the mystery of Andy was intriguing and I thought how the answer was revealed was executed beautifully and emotionally, and the ending was pretty heartwarming.

-Christan

TAB Member

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