Review: ‘Saint Anything’

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Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen: “Sydney has always felt invisible. She’s grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world. Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time. There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy; Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace; and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family. But it’s with older brother Mac—quiet, watchful, and protective—that Sydney finally feels seen, really seen, at last.”

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Is it good? Caleista says YES:

“I liked the plot because it was different than most of her books. I like the characters, setting, and romance <3”

Does the library have it? YES

Also recommended: “All of Sarah Dessen’s other books (she has 11)”

Review: ‘Freakboy’

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Freakboy, by Kristin Elizabeth Clark: “From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?” (Written in narrative verse.)

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Is it good? Anonymous says YES:

“I thought this was an amazing book that covers a topic you don’t see very often in literature. The poetic form that the author chose made the connections to the way the characters feel and allowed you to sympathize with the main character’s conflict where most have issues connecting.”

Does the library have it? YES

 

Tree Decorating/Christmas Party!

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If you are a member of either the SUPWAS! Writing Club or the Teen Book Club, you are invited to help us decorate the library’s Christmas tree at our 2nd annual holiday party!

DECEMBER 7 @ 3:30 PM

Snacks and dessert will (obviously) be provided 🙂

(Note: You are considered a “member” if you have attended a full meeting of either group in the last year. If you are a member, you may choose to invite non-member friends.)