If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Review by Julia, Healdsburg Branch
Where She Went is the sequel to If I Stay. This time, though, it describes the aftermath of the accident from Adam's perspective.
I picked it up because Ms. Charity recommended it to me since I enjoyed the first book.
I finished it because it was amazingly written and kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next.
I would recommend it to any teen who enjoys romance, tragedies, and happily ever afters.
Rating: 5 stars
Review by Stephanie, Healdsburg Branch
Goku enters in a battle and there were only seven finalists left. Goku was one of them.
I picked it up because I like Dragon Ball.
I finished it because it was interesting.
I'd recommend it to my brother.
Rating: 3 stars
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, book 2) by Suzanne Collins
Review by Beatriz, Healdsburg Branch
(Science Fiction) The quarter quell has destroyed Katniss's life.
I picked it up because I have read book 1.
I finished it because it was very addicting!
I'd recommend this book to people who can tolerate violence.
Rating: 5 stars
Wither by Lauren Destefano
Review by Susie, Healdsburg Branch
A girl named Rhine is kidnapped and tries to excape her husband's house so she can go home.
I picked it up because it was requested by my friends.
I finished it because it was so interesting.
I recommend this book to people who like fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars
The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Review by Sedona, Healdsburg Branch
This book is about Kayla and her suspicion of the bar code tattoo. The bar code tattoo is supposed to be a convenient way of life, but people who get the tattoo are miserable. But Why? Kayla figures this out and is sad to be living in such a harsh world.
I picked this book because I wondered if humanity was an item, just like a bar code indicated.
I finished it because I heard in the book that they were going to figure out why the bar code tattoo made everyone's life miserable.
I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy sci-fi and love mysterious conspiracies. Also, this book is packed with action.
Rating: 5 stars
Wednesday, June 26
Duct Tape Mania - 2:00, Sonoma Valley Branch
Henna Art - 2:00, Rohnert Park
Monster Make-Up - 3:00, Petaluma
Thursday, June 27
Comedy Improv - 3:00, Rincon Valley
Gelatin Printing - 3:30, Cloverdale
Friday, June 28
Bleach T-Shirts - 3:00, Sebastopol
Saturday, June 29
Monster Make-Up – 2:00, Northwest
The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X (with the assistance of Alex Haley)
Review by Fallon, Northwest Branch
Through a series of interviews with Alex Haley, Malcolm X , one of the most controversial speakers in history, details his struggles to break free from the "white man's" oppression. From being raised by a widowed mother to becoming a thief and drug dealer in Harlem to eventually preaching in the Nation of Islam and becoming one of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X tells his story.
I read this book for my book report and found it very enlightening. I heard from multiple sources that it was a good book, and they were correct. While his ideas and preachings are almost unbelievable, you get to see his growth as a person throughout the book, which was very interesting. I usually do not read autobiographies or books about the Civil Rights movement, but I think we can all learn something from Malcolm X's life.
Here are some of the awesome tattoos done at the Henna Art program at the Northwest Branch! If you haven't attended this program yet, look for it at some of the other library branches. (links following the pictures)
Sonoma: 2:00 Wednesday, June 19
Central (Santa Rosa): 2:00 Thursday, June 20
Windsor: 3:00 Friday, June 21
Rohnert Park: 2:00 Wednesday, June 26
Guerneville: 3:00 Wednesday, July 10
Cloverdale: 3:30 Thursday, July 11
Healdsburg: 2:00 Wednesday, July 17
Rincon Valley: 3:00 Thursday, July 25
Sebastopol: 3:00 Friday, July 26
Programs this week:
Remember, you get 2 stamps on your game card and an extra raffle ticket for each program you attend – Good Luck on winning the Kindle!
Wednesday, June 19
Henna Art - 2:00, Sonoma Valley
Beading 101 - 2:00, Rohnert Park
Duct Tape Mania - 2:00, Healdsburg
Thursday, June 20
Henna Art - 2:00, Central
Gelatin Printing - 3:00, Rincon Valley
Bleach T-Shirts - 3:30, Cloverdale
Friday, June 21
Henna Art - 3:00, Windsor
Do you have one of these calendars of teen events at the library? If not, be sure to stop in and get one so you don't miss out on any of the fun! Remember, you can earn stamps for your game card and extra raffle tickets for attending the programs.
STUFFED CRITTERS at 2:00 in the Sonoma Valley Branch
MONSTER MAKE-UP at 2:00 in the Healdsburg Branch
ALTERED BOOKS at 3:00 in the Petaluma Branch.
DUCT TAPE MANIA at 3:00 in Rincon Valley
GELATIN PRINTING at 3:00 in Sebastopol
MONSTER MAKE-UP at 3:00 in Windsor
HENNA ART at 11:00 in Northwest