Category Archives: young adult

Japanimation Reminder!

Happy Thursday my friends! Despite the week almost being over, we still have stuff going on at SPL! Tonight is Japanimation at 6pm, and it’s going to be a good one. Firstly, I have a whole list of stuff that will … Continue reading

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What’s Happening This Week @ SPL

Welcome to Halloweek, my friends! Now I know you are all going to be dressing up and partying this week, but there is also plenty to do at the Smith Public Library. You can even come in costume! We’ll be … 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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Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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Mapping the Bones – Jane Yolen

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen What’s it about: It’s 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that’s how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, … Continue reading

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Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen  Wren hates her life. Her parents are constantly disappointed in her, her sister mostly ignores her, and anytime she is with her family she’s fighting with them. Her escape is drugs, they take the … Continue reading

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe In a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo About: A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up … Continue reading

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