Wed, Dec. 4 – Castles and Crowns Chess Club - 3pm – 5pm
Wed, Dec. 11 – Castles and Crowns Chess Club - 3pm – 5pm
Thurs, Dec 12 – Build a House of Cards contest - 3:15pm – 4:30pm
Wed, Dec. 18 – Castles and Crowns Chess Club – 3pm-5pm
Thus, Dec. 5 – Board Games - 4pm – 5:30pm
Fri, Dec. 13 – Gingerbread House Contest - 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Fri, Dec. 13 – Cartooning Workshop - 3:30pm
Wed, Dec. 18 – Copper Etching - 3:30pm – 5pm
Review by Anna, Sonoma Branch
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
Amy Holder creates a nightmarish high school experience in The Lipstick Laws. April Bowers, despite being at the same high school for two years, has no friends. She doesn’t stay friendless for long when she becomes gym partners with Britney Taylor, the most popular girl in school. But April discovers not everything is as ideal as it seems when Britney reveals the totalitarian rules that everyone who is Britney’s friend must abide to. Soon April falls from grace, and retaliates by creating the Lipstick Law Breakers. She is then thrust into an all-out clique war she started herself.
I strongly dislike this book. It is predictable down to the characters’ names. The so-called resolution was superficial, close-minded, and a temporary fix at best. Even the Lipstick Law Breakers, the “good” guys in this plot, take actions that are only propelled by hatred and the urge to point out the flaws of other people. The only reason I would recommend this book is if you wish to feel better about yourself by the time you finish it.
Check out these cool skulls made by Northwest Teens at the Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos program!