So this book was kind of slow at times, but not enough to deter me from reading it quickly. I guess the reason I liked this book so much was the ending, which I won’t go into here because it is spoilery.
Jem is in love with Kai, but he is gay. Then, something happens and affects Kai so deeply that he kills himself. Jem is left to pick up the pieces, which is difficult for her to do. She wants revenge on the people she thinks pushed Kai to suicide. The rest of the story is all about her carrying out her revenge plans (which involves a lot of set-up), and the resulting aftermath of the plans coming to fruition. Unfortunately, in the end, she learns she was manipulated and is surprised to discover who is behind the manipulation. The letters from Jem’s best friend, Kai, set the pace, which is roughly a month per chapter. This books deals with topics like bullying, homosexuality, rape, and suicide, so not necessarily a cheerful read.
The Big Library Read is like a “global eBook club” where readers around the world read the same eBook at the same time. The book is free and you can check it out during the specified time period with no waiting. There are unlimited copies!
Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin.
9/29 Irvington Branch 4:30-6:00 PM
Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.
Teens are invited to read the book, “Paper Towns” by John Green and participate in this book discussion program led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center. Write a tweet review at #WheresMargo and at #IndyPLTeens. The top five reviews will win a gift card!
9/17 Irvington Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
9/18 Glendale Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
9/22 Decatur Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
10/1 Hubbard and Cravens 5:00-6:30 PM
10/5 Pike Branch 3:30-5:00 PM
10/8 Ivy Tech Library 5:00-6:30 PM
10/14 Southport Branch 6:00-7:30 PM
10/20 Cologne Sister City Committee (401 E. Michigan Street) 5:00-6:30 PM
With the snow over the weekend, it is looking like winter is here a bit early. We love the look of the season. There’s so much to do, though! Finals! Shopping! Family Get-togethers! Holiday celebrations!
What’s that? Want some more? Here’s a few ideas for you to try out this month…
Library branches are hosting a program called Holiday Origami. You’ll get a chance to get folding during this program that’s presented by Art with a Heart. You’ll learn basic folds and create your own holiday masterpieces.
Every evening, Wednesday through Sunday during the month of December, surround yourself with the magic and beauty of the holiday season as the Indianapolis Zoo hosts its 45th year of Christmas at the Zoo. Details are here.
One of our favorite things to do is climb into the car and go look at the lights. Several neighborhoods are locally famous for their light shows. There’s Christmas on Victory in Carmel, and of course, the HUGE display at the Reynolds John Deere dealership in Noblesville at 126th and SR 37. Make sure to allow extra time. Lines can be VERY long!
What do you like to do during this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!