Category Archives: ficiton

Best of 2018: Roben

Happy Monday everyone! As we roll towards Valentine’s Day, we are going to continue to post our Best Of 2018 posts for your enjoyment. This time, we’re posting Roben’s! Roben is a children’s services librarian here at Smith Public Library … Continue reading

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Best of 2018: Ofilia

Happy Tuesday, fellow readers! We’ve got a brand new best of for you today, and this time it’s Ofilia’s! Ofilia is our fearless leader here in the youth services department of SPL, and loves all things Frida Kahlo. She’s also … Continue reading

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In Her Skin by Kim Savage

What It’s About: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest scam of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping … Continue reading

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This Is What Happy Looks like by Jennifer Smith

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith About: If fate sent you an email, would you answer? When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two … Continue reading

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Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley  About: Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha … Continue reading

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard About: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the … Continue reading

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Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo  In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales … Continue reading

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