Thursday, February 6, 2014

Best Reads of 2013 (27th in a Series)

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Seventeen year old Catherine is introduced to society in late 18th century Bath.  When she visits a magnificent historic abbey, romance coyly looms in her midst.  But will Catherine's vivid imagination, filled with whispers of ghosts and dark family secrets and fueled by gothic romance novels, get the best of her?

Beauty by Robin McKinley

This dreamy version of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is filled with magical details, features a courageous young Beauty, and is incredibly romantic!

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This science fiction story, told through the eyes of a twelve year old boy, promotes contemplation over a controlled futuristic society where everyone aspires to conform to “sameness”.  This book was the January selection for the “Just Read It!” teen middle book club.

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

Silliness at its best.  I absolutely love this book!

The Boy Who Cried  Bigfoot by Scott Magoon

A super fun twist on the classic tale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Julie Boyd
Youth Services Supervisor