Submitted by Joey on October 28, 2003 - 12:36am
The members of fairy tales have been evicted from the homes, and now live in New York city. They have their own government, their own powers, and they live among the humans without being noticed. Things go wrong when Rose Red is murdered, and it's up to the Wolf (as in Big, Bad) to determine who did it.
Recommended to older teens and adults. There's one sex scene (a sheet covers the nudity)and some references to sex.
Submitted by Joey on October 28, 2003 - 12:29am
Zach can't tell the difference between what's real and what's only in his head because Zach has schizophrenia. While waiting for his mom (and his medications) at the donut shop, two teens with guns try to rob the store. What happens while Zach and the other shoppers are hostages isn't nearly as bad as what's going on inside Zach's head.
Excellent book, told from Zach's point of view.
Submitted by Joey on October 14, 2003 - 1:56am
Hopeless Savages : Ground Zero is an excellent graphic novel. Born to two rockers, and lead singer in her own band, Zero falls for Ginger, a smart guy destined to go to MIT. Their romance has a bumpy start, as Zero's mum is reminded of her own youth. Making matters worse is the television crew, taping the story of the story of Zero's parents careers.
Not a great review, but it's an awesome book. Suitable for teens, no traditional profanity or sex. Highly reccommended for a YA graphic novel collection.
Submitted by Joey on September 22, 2003 - 6:48pm
It's been a while, and I'm sorry for it. Work has been busy (whose hasn't?) and we've had company from out-of-town.
So, what's new? I don't have any slice-of-life stories...
I read a good YA book, "The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things" by Carolyn Macker. It's the story of Virginia. She thinks she's the ugly duckling in a perfect family, where everyone else speaks French and is in perfect shape. She's slightly overweight, and has low self-esteem. Virginia's world is shaken when her brother date-rapes his date and is sent home from college.
Submitted by Joey on September 8, 2003 - 4:39pm
I mentioned I'm a public librarian. I work at both the Childrens and Reference desks. I don't have a favorite because I like both for different reasons. I like the kids because they're so thrilled when you find what they want. I also like that if you don't find the exact book (it's checked out), they'll consider other books on same subject. Some of the adult patrons aren't that open-minded. They can't seem to believe that someone else has an interest in the book they want, and that we let them check it out. More on frustrating patrons in the future.
Submitted by Joey on September 6, 2003 - 1:20am
This journal will be a combination of thoughts on the librarian profession and "slice of life" entries.
I'll be in touch soon!