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A Christmas Carol Juvenile Book A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens
J DICKENS

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this classic tale a business man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge has a rep. for treating others poorly. Scrooge even has his own saying; "Bah Humbug!" implying his hatred for the spirit of Christmas. However on Christmas Eve Scrooge is visited by four ghosts; Christmas Past, Present and future. These ghosts teach him morals like love and family.

What did you think: I'm already familiar with the story, but for the holidays this is a great quick read, that contains a meaningful story. In the book, I really like it when Ebenezer is visited by Christmas Present, and is given the opportunity to see how the people around him view him. This forces him to rethink his previous actions and eventually overturn them.

Who would you recommend it to: A wonderful classical story for everyone.

- C.D. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library



On Dialogue On Dialogue

David Bohm

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book details a unique approach to conversational methods referred to as dialogue. Stressing its rising importance in today's world, Bohm emphasizes how the nonjudgemental treatment of all involved is necessary to hold a true dialogue and reach a common understanding, while not being obliged to conclude anything: free-flowing discussion is key.

What did you think: The tone of On Dialogue was very much that of an essay—being unaccustomed to reading work like this, it was a bit of an adjustment to make in the beginning. As my reading progressed, I was able to gain of a lot of knowledge from the finer points of the process of dialogue, which I hope to apply to my daily life for the benefit of myself and others.

Who would you recommend it to: Those who seek to enhance communication abilities.

- K.F. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


This item is on order. You can place a hold and when item becomes available, you will be contacted.
The help CD The help

Kathryn Stocket
CD FIC STO182

4 stars.

Describe the book: the book is about the 1960s in jackson, mississippi, where race was a huge deal. This white writer wrote a book about blacks and stuff like that.

What did you think: It started off a little slow, but I ended up loving it. My favorite part is when a black maid put dog poop in a "special" pie for her employer.

Who would you recommend it to: I would reccommend for high schoolers and up

- C.N. (Grade 9) from Darrington Library



Found Juvenile Book Found

Margret Peterson Haddix
J HADDIX

4 stars.

Describe the book: Two bestfriends have been getting like mysterious letters that at first they thought didn't mean anything and it was just a prank. Then on of the kids, chip, finds out he is adopted and that these letters mean something else and they are letters from people trying to kidnap him and his bestfriend,jonah, and take them back to the time they belong in

What did you think: I LOVED IT!!!!! omg um ny favorite part was when jonah is walking home from chips and he thinks he sees someone in his bedroom but when he got up there nobody was there and his parents said nobody had been in the house. or the library part when they meet up with angela, cool cool stuff man.

Who would you recommend it to: i dont know maybe like peole who like time travel?

- S.A. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library



Damage Teen Book Damage

A.M. Jenkins
TEEN HINTON

1 star.

Describe the book: The book, damage is about a high school student named Austin Reid. He is his towns football star and is known as a good influence. The conflict of this story is that Austin is depressed and doesn't know why so he must overcome his mind boggling depression.

What did you think: Honestly, I did not like any of the book. It felt like the whole thing was a waste of time to read and I wish I had picked a different book. The entire experience was very dry and seemed pointless.

Who would you recommend it to: not for young kids, some inappropriate parts.

- A.N. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



indian in the cupboard Juvenile Book indian in the cupboard

lynne reid banks
J BANKS

3 stars.

Describe the book: its about a boy named omry and he gets a magic cupboard from his brother for his birthday but his brotheir found it in an alley so when he got it it was locked and he needed a key come to find out his mom had a key to it and what the cupboard did is make toys come to live. and there was an indian thats name was little bear and there was a cowboy

What did you think: it was a really good book everything made sense my favorite part was when the indian and cowboy start fighting and arguing and the way he tells a friend and hes tells people and the way how omry handles the situation

Who would you recommend it to: every body i know it a reality/emagination

- s.b. (Grade 9) from Clinton Library



Enders game book Enders game

Orson Scott Card
FIC CARD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Thrown into a world where "thirds" aren't accepted, Ender, a boy genius, must over come challenges such as "the game" and his brother Peter. The only one of his family to make it to the school, Ender must fight against his homesickness and the longing for his sister. While at school he is quickly promoted, this causes many problems for him.

What did you think: This book is exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. I can personally tell you that I had a hard time putting it down. For example, Ender plays these video games and continues to win. Then, in his final battle, he uses a very risky strategy and the outcome is larger than life

Who would you recommend it to: Teens looking for action, mysteries, and adventure

- z.s. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The One You Love The One You Love

Paul Pilkington

3 stars.

Describe the book: A week before Emma is about to marry Dan, Emma's brother calls her and tells her Dan never showed up to his bachelor party. Not believing Dan would just leave her, Emma returns to her apartment only to find Dan's brother Richard badly beaten up. Police blame Dan but Emma doesn't think it was him. She tries to figure out who did it and where Dan is.

What did you think: I actually really enjoyed this book. Paul was able to get readers hooked with change of events that would completely change what you believed and made you rethink everything. I liked the intense parts of the book that would keep you reading. Throughout the whole book I was sucked in wanting to know the truth of what really did happen.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys thrillers or mysteries

- J.F. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


This item is on order. You can place a hold and when item becomes available, you will be contacted.
Damage Damage

A.M. Jenkins

1 star.

Describe the book: The book, damage is about a high school student named Austin Reid. He is his towns football star and is known as a good influence. The conflict of this story is that Austin is depressed and doesn't know why so he must overcome his mind boggling depression.

What did you think: Honestly, I did not like any of the book. It felt like the whole thing was a waste of time to read and I wish I had picked a different book. The entire experience was very dry and seemed pointless.

Who would you recommend it to: not for young kids, some inappropriate parts.

- A.N. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


This item is on order. You can place a hold and when item becomes available, you will be contacted.
Fahrenheit 451 book Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradburry
FIC BRADBUR

3 stars.

Describe the book: A novel set in a dystopia revolves around a fireman named Guy Montag.No, he doesn't put out fires rather sets them. All the homes who sneak books in their homes where they aren't welcome because for those who risk it know "[there is] something in books, something we can’t imagine." Guy doesn't care until someone opens his eyes. Eyes to see reality.

What did you think: This book gave me mixed emotions several times throughout the book.As he starting finding an interest in books-- asking Faber to "teach me to understand what I read." Relived yet afraid for Guy because he "Risked Spectacularly" to do what he thought was right in a place where what was right was wrong. An action to help himself as well as society.

Who would you recommend it to: Book addicts and those who enjoy u/dystopia

- R.H. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library



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