Teen Book Review

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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 If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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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

Teen Book Review

Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama

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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

Teen Book Review: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

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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

 

Teen Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X (with the assistance of Alex Haley)

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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.
 

Pictures of Henna Art from Northwest

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)

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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

 

Teen Programs For Week 3!

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!

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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

Cool Summer Programs!

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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.

Wednesday 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.

Thursday programs:

DUCT TAPE MANIA at 3:00 in Rincon Valley

Friday programs:

GELATIN PRINTING at 3:00 in Sebastopol

MONSTER MAKE-UP at 3:00 in Windsor

Saturday programs:

HENNA ART at 11:00 in Northwest