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The Paperboy by Pete Dexter

The Paperboy was an okay book. I never really felt a connection to any of the characters in the novel because none of them were very likable. I read the novel because I wanted to watch the movie. However, after reading the novel, I do not feel that I really want to see the movie. I am extremely happy that I checked this one out from the library.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann

The follow up of a terrorist attack and the attempt to find out who was guilty, who goofed, etc. It features two love stories and the beginning of another. It also deals with racism. Well done.

Submitted by: Darcy Geer

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

The Vincent BoysTired of being the good girl, Ashton finds herself drawn to bad boy Beau while her boyfriend is away for the summer.

4 out of 5 stars. It was a good book. I enjoyed reading it. The characters were all very developed, and it was just a good read.

Submitted by: Millie H.

Donate Your Prom Dress

The library is calling for gently-used, clean formal dresses for Once Upon a Prom 2013. Dresses will be given away to local teens to wear to the prom! The library will also accept gently-used, clean men's suits and tuxedos. All donated items must be clean and in pristine condition. Dresses and suits must be on a hanger. Donations will be accepted during regular library hours until Friday, March 15, 2013.

Black Bird by Kanoko Sakurakoji

Black Bird Volume 1There is a world of myth and magic that intersects with ours, and only a special few can see it.

5 out of 5 stars. Black Bird is a really good book. It's really interesting, and I recommend it.

Submitted by: Evelyn A.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a fast and easy diary style novel. Charlie writes letters to an anonymous friend. His letters are about his life: school and teachers; friends and family; sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I suppose we are supposed to be moved by the things he writes, but I have to say, I never felt much for any of the characters in this story, as they were very flat. It was an entertaining, "read it in one night" book, but don't expect much more than that.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga

Being a huge fan of the graphic comics and even a bigger fan of the show, I was excited to read this book. I was not disappointed during this read. It truly showed the growth of evil one man needs to endure, even if he really has no intentions of being evil. The ending was very unexpected and satisfying. If you are a fan of the show or the comics, I would definitely recommend this read. I just found the Governor in the comics as a disgusting character and it translated through the series. After reading the prequel to his character formation, I actually feel a bit sorry for him. Again, a great read for any fan of the Walking Dead.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

AARP Tax Help

tax formsVolunteers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will return to the library to help prepare income taxes for seniors. Appointments are on Thursday mornings starting February 7 and running through April 11.

In order to make your appointment, call or visit the Reference Desk starting on January 14, 2013. Slots fill up quickly so make sure to sign up early.

Midnight Sun by Elwood Reid

This book is about two men looking for a girl who was kidnapped by a cult who live deep in the woods of Alaska. I found myself asking, "what else could happen?"

Submitted by: Mercy Bautista

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

I was given this book by a friend who told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. With that in mind, I was excited to read this book. However, I did not like how the book was written. The book is a compilation of letters and faxes written by the self centered Olivia, a movie producer in Hollywood. The letters are all written by Olivia to her sister Maddie (who is dying of cancer), her friend Tina, her ex Michael, parents, doctors, and various people in Hollywood. The problem with this is that the reader never sees any of the letters that were written back. So, it is a one sided continuous story that never seems to end. I never felt a connection with any of the characters. Basically, it was not uplifting or depressing, sad or happy, just neutral.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

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