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Book Reviews
Paper Towns by John Green

Fallen by Lauren Kate

This book is amazingly written. John Green writes all his novels in similar ways. The characters are easy to connect to and the story itself is fantastic. Once you start reading it, its almost impossible to put it down! I recommend this book to teens and some adults. I love all of his books. They are easy to get attached to.
Rogue River Library

star

This is a book about a girl named Luce who goes to a new type of school. She meets a boy named Daniel and learns that she is born every 17 years. In every lifetime they meet and their love kills her. I liked the suspense of it and the angel love subject.
Medford Branch

The Power of Six by Pitticus Lee

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

star

I loved it. I guess I’m a sucker for action, cleverness, and sarcastic dialogue. The whole switching back and forth drew a love/hate response from me. Part of me was thinking, “Ugh! JUST FINISH THE STORY” while the other liked the suspense. Four is a moron. It was stupid to go see Sarah AND he distanced himself from Six, who is AWESOME.
Medford Branch

Katniss Everdeen lives in a world where kids are sent into an arena to kill each other. Katniss and Peeta have survived two trips to the arena, but Peeta was captured by the Capitol. I didn’t like Katniss’ character very much, but I really liked the story line.
Eagle Point Library


100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

The Healer by Dee Henderson

Henry didn’t know how much his move to Henry, Kansas, would change him. In the attic room where he slept, strange doorways lead him to new worlds. But are all these worlds good?
Eagle Point Library

Rachel O’Malley is falling in love with Cole. But it is hard to show him or trust him with her sister dying of cancer. Rachel is a new Christian and trusting God is hard when she loves her sister so much. It was a good Christian romantic mystery.
Eagle Point Library


Lord Foulgrin’s Letters by Randy Alcorn

Cutting Class by Keli Chaffin

star

Lord Foulgrin’s Letters is deep, enlightening, and a definite page-turner. Christians and non-Christians will get a lot out of this book. It really opens your eyes to things you never really considered before. I liked how the writer made his purpose for writing this book clear.
Rogue River Library

P.B. is named after a book character and lives in an old jail. Pixie keeps to herself and has a secret crush on P.B. Their parents’ pasts are entwined, but neither know this until P.B. finds his mom’s old diary. I liked the diary entries, but not so much the ending.

Ashfall by Mike Mullen

 

A volcano in Yosemite explodes causing climate change and steady ashfall. The main character Alex was alone when this occurred and decided to set out to find his family. It had a lot of action.
Medford Branch

Graphic Novel Reviews

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Bleach 46 by Tite Kubo

Sati sends Yoh to hell to train, but while Yoh is out Safi gets attacked by some guys. Also a short book about racing cars. I liked the cars in the short book.
Medford Branch

After the battle with Aizen Ichigo lost his powers. But a man tells him that he will help him get his powers back. I like the part where Ichigo gets taken by his boss.
Medford Branch

The Tarot Café #1 by Sang Son Park

My Cat Loki #1 by Bettina Kurkoski

A fortune teller by the name of Pamela can predict the future using her cards of fortune. She gets strange clients with supernatural abilities or supernatural beings. She reads a “cat guy’s,” a blind vampire’s, a fairy’s, and an alchemist’s fortune all based around love. I like how much is written detail in the feelings of the characters.
Rogue River Branch

Ameya is an artist in a little town called Cattail Grove. He found a cat named Loki when he was running, because of an agent. Loki is a big ball of mischief, so much that something terrible happens to Ameya. I liked that Ameya looks at all cats like people with ears and a tail.
Rogue River Branch

 

 

Cirque Du Freak, Book 1 by Darren Shan

 

 

 

 

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This book is about two friends, Darren and Steve. Steve is fascinated with monsters, Darren with spiders. When they find a flier to a freak show, they have to go. There was a lot of action in this book and that’s the kind of stuff I like in a book.
Talent Branch

Program Reviews

Recycled Magazine Art

Mondrian Art Bookmarks

It was really fun to make beads and the whole while I knew I was helping our earth! There was plenty of instructions, but you still got to do your own thing.
Medford Branch

Making Mondrian Art bookmarks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Based on the famous artist, Piet Mondrian, kids have fun making bookmarks that are entered into a competition. One bookmark is selected to be shown as a bookmark for the Medford Teen Library. It was really fun!
Medford Branch

Ender’s Game

African Drumming with Laura Rich

movie

An amazingly clever movie that I thoroughly enjoyed! A great choice for one of the first movies shown at the library. I liked that it was really clever and funny.
Medford Branch

We learned some beats, then a story, then some more beats. After that we did another story and then a story with beats. I like the sound of the drums.
Rogue River Branch

Sharpie Tie Dye Book Bags

Sharpie Tie Dye Book Bags

tiedye

Kids and adults made their own book bags using cups, sharpies, and rubbing alcohol. AWESOME!!! It was really easy and the finished product was pretty, no matter how many mistakes I made.
Medford Branch

tiedye

This was a really fun program. You get a cup and a rubber band and a book bag. Then you create your own cool design. All the people there were really nice and helpful. I liked that you are able to do at home also.
Medford Branch

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