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January 2016 Book of the Month

2016-01-07 15:34:16 lisa

November’s pick is Forbidden by Eve Bunting

Set in the early 1900s in England, a 16 year old girl, Josie, becomes an orphan. She is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in the coastal town of Brindle in Scotland. Things are quite odd in Brindle and Josie’s curiosity causes her to investigate. She meets a boy named Eli whom she is forbidden to see, but not told why. She believes her uncle is involved in witchcraft, but the truth is horrifying. What happens next could only happen if you believe in a place between life and death.

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December 2015 Book of the Month

2015-12-03 14:03:35 lisa

December’s pick is Orbiting Jupiter by Nicola Yoon

Joseph, age 14, is delivered to Jack’s family as a foster child who suffered physical abuse from his father. His goal is to see his daughter, Jupiter, who is in foster care waiting for approval to be adopted. Too young to be a father, he wants a guarantee that she will always know who his is. He takes off in the cold winter of Michigan to find her which causes chaos to those responsible for him. As things begin to look better, an accident changes everything.

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November 2015 Book of the Month

2015-11-09 10:19:48 lisa

November’s pick is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Madeline, a seventeen year old, has not been outside of her house since she was a baby due to a rare disease. Then a new family moves in next door with a cute boy named Olly. Life takes a completely different turn and the adventure begins. Along the way she learns the truth about herself and must decide how to deal with it. This book is definitely going to be turned into a movie!

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September 2015 Book of the Month

2015-09-10 22:57:32 lisa

September’s pick is Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Do you believe in witches and magic? In a very small town in the Berkshires called Sidwell, there is a “monster”. Things are disappearing and graffiti is appearing. Meanwhile, Twig and her mother are hiding her brother James due to a family curse. Can Twig solve both mysteries? Does James want to be cured? This is a story of acceptance and love, what everyone wishes for.

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August 2015 Book of the Month

2015-08-01 05:22:34 helen

August’s pick is The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore.

The story is set in a small seaside town, similar to Gloucester. One day Ruth finds a small origami envelope with a riddle in a library book and the quest begins! Losing her best friend to the popular girls, Ruth learns that the more friends the merrier and ends up with a “motley crew” of kids just as excited about the quest as she is!

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