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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out one of these “challenged” titles…

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
ttyl, by Lauren Myracle
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Forever, by Judy Blume
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Breathe My Name by R. A. Nelson reviewed by Natalie

Breathe My NameThis book is a great one. I heard about it on a review website for teen books, and I never thought much of it until I saw it at the library once. I picked it up and was amazed by the first page alone. As I read on I realized that the main charactor, Frances, was very realistic, and R. A. Nelson’s writing is vivid and beautiful. The ending was the best I’ve ever read, and the entire book was flawless. This book was so amazing it made me realize I want to be an author. I’ve recomended this to all of my friends, and I’m writing this so I can reccomend it to you. I hope it changes your life like it changed mine.


Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer: Reviewed by Alexis

Beaking Dawn Alexis, a library user, had the following to say about Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer.

Warning: there are some mild spoilers in the review. So if you haven’t read the book yet, continue reading at your own risk.

See Alexis’ Review

The Host

User Recommendation

If you’re a teenager searching for a deep, and spiritual novel filled with depth and emotion, The Host is the way to go. Filled with events of apprehension and interest that would captivate a wide reading audience, The Host portrays the very essence of finding true love while keeping your dignity as a soul. It shows the meaningful aspects of being a human being, that we often take for granted. Melanie has been one of the few left in a world desolated by creatures known as souls. With her struggles and scattered memory, she sets out to find her lost love, Jared. She must overcome all kind of obstacles and oversee the worst of circumstances in order to succeed. This book will keep you reading untill the break of dawn, with its unstoppable exhilarating plot and emotional character bondage. This book receives a good review. Be sure to check out your own copy of The Host, or purchase one at a local book store.


Midnight Sun

Will we ever hear Edward’s voice?  Stephanie Meyer has said on her website that she is not going to publish the next Twilight book, “Midnight Sun”, because pages were leaked online.  

As Twilighters know, “Midnight Sun” was going to tell Edward and Bella’s love story from Edward’s point of view.  

Stephanie has decided to post a version of the leaked pages on her website, so check out the Midnight Sun page on her site if you want to read all you may ever see of the last “Twilight” novel.