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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren OliverSamantha dies in a car crash, then gets a second chance, and a third and a fourth, and ends up reliving her last day for an entire week. But why?

4 out of 5 stars. This book was really good, and I did not expect the ending.

Submitted by: Megan S.

Ghost in the Shell 2. Innocence by Masamune Shirow

Ghost in the Shell 2 InnocenceIt is the year 2032, and Section 9 agent Batou must solve the mystery of a set of murder-suicides.

4 out of 5 stars. I gave it a 4 because I would have liked Kusanagi over Batou as the main character.

Submitted by: Michael M.

Welcome to Our New Website

library logoAfter many months of hard work, we'd like to introduce our new website, fppld.org. It offers a fresh look, an easier method of navigation, our new logo, and our new web address. While you can still access our website through franklinparklibrary.org, we recommend that you update your bookmarks. Our new library logo is a digital rendering of a stained glass piece created by Kevin Eagleton. If you would like an intro to the new website or need help locating info, just ask a librarian or email web@fppld.org. Enjoy using our new website, and let us know what you think!

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura by Arina Tanemura

Sakura Hime Vol 6 by Arina Tanemura
Sakura is forbidden to look at the moon and has never been told why. Then one day after glancing up at the moon, she is attacked by a demon.

5 out of 5 stars. You understand the main character more and realize she has real-life problems. I never expect the events in this book. It reminds me why I love this series!

Submitted by: Malari R.

Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi

Boys that Bite by Mari MancusiSixteen-year-old Sunny is bitten by a vampire and must find a way to stop herself from becoming a vampire too.

4 out of 5 stars. It was really good. It didn't make me think, "Ugh, another vampire book."

Submitted by: Millie H.

Digging for the Truth by Josh Bernstein

This book is based on the History channel's show with the same name. Josh Bernstein is the book's author and the show's host; he is kind of a young Indiana Jones. The book, after giving a little biography of Josh, follows the first season of the show. It covers everything from who built the pyramids; to the Holy Grail; to the Ark of the Covenant; to Easter Island; to mysteries of the Mayans; and to the Nasca Lines. It's is very well written. After you read it, watch the show and the journey will be complete.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer

A recently widowed woman at loose ends moves back to her hometown and reunites with her high school sweetheart. Her now college daughter finds new friendship with her mom. The widow's father finds the courage to leave his demanding wife of many years.

Some parts are bitter and some parts are sweet just as the title implies. Truly a "chick" story!

Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater, is the second part of the story of Same and Grace. In the first book, Shiver, we are introduced to all the main characters: Grace, Sam, Isabella, Olivia, and Back. In Linger, we meet Cole St. Clair and Victor.

When Grace in nine years old, she is bitten by a wolf in the woods right outside her house -- in her back yard. This incident leaves Grace with a fascination, almost obsession, with the wolves that haunt her woods. Now Gracfe is a high school senior. Her parents are very self-involved people who barely resemble adults. However, Grace has never changed into a wold. Why? Is there are "cure" for being bitten by a wolf and not turning into one?

In Linger, we learn the reason why Grace never changed into a wolf. However, Grace is desperately ill and nobody knows why. Does her illness have something to do with her being bitten and transforming? What will happen to Grace? Read and find out.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

Daddy by Danielle Steel

This is a story about a father's love for his three children after his wife of 18 years leaves him to find a new life for herself. In his third try, after many hurdles, he finds true love.

Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Beastly is the story of Kyle Kingsbury -- gorgeous, rich, and the son of a famous anchorman. He is also cruel, mean, vain, and selfish.

This is a classic tale of beauty and beast. After insulting a witch, she places a curse on him, transforming him into a beast. Can he ever overcome his "beastliness" to find love in time?

Alex Flinn takes classic fairy tales and puts a modern and fresh outlook on them; her books are well written and entertaining. I am not saying she recreates the tales to where they are unpredictable and a different story all together, but that is not what she is trying to do. In my opinion, she is trying to take a classic and put a modern and fresh outlook on them, and that's what she does well.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed


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