Our Makey Makey event was a ton of fun. I was so impressed with what everyone came up with and how they worked together!
A boy named Luke has been forced into hiding since he was born, by law. Luke lives in a society where only two children are allowed per family. Luke is a third child, so he must stay hidden or else he is executed. Soon, Luke’s family’s woods is to be cut down for a new neighborhood. Now Luke is going into extra extra precaution in case he is caught. The reason for this is because the woods blocked out most vision of the house, therefore Luke. With the woods gone, Luke could be much easier caught.
One day, Luke peeks through a slat in the attic (his bedroom) to the new houses. Then, Luke sees a flash of a face at a nearby house. But there were already two boys walking to the car for a ride to school. Could the house next door to Luke really have another third child?
Craftwars will be happening once a month for the foreseeable future! Make plans to come be creative on Friday, July 18 and Friday, August 15 from 12:30-2:00 PM. This event is for tweens and teens ages 10-15. Sign up online or at the library!
Reviewed by Hannah, 13
Lock and Key is a YA novel about Ruby, a 17-year old girl who thought she was doing just fine alone in the yellow house. True, the dryer was broken and there was no heat, but she only had a few more months until she turned 18. Her mom had left, but it doesn’t matter, she could take care of herself. But of course the overly nice Honeycutts saw the clothesline hanging in the kitchen. So, social services sent her away to live with her 27-year-old sister who she hasn’t seen or spoken to in 10 years. Ruby gets a job at a mall kiosk and also meets a Nate, the popular jock next door. Ruby learns how Nate’s life used to be even more troubled then hers used to be. But, how do you help someone who doesn’t want it? Lock and Key is an enthralling book for any teenager, it tells a funny but touching story, guaranteed to have you begging for more.
What’s your secret, Sylvia?
Are you the moon?
Or have you become bigger than that?
Are you the sun?
And I wonder,
who can possess the stuff of the sky?
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath first gained recognition for her writing when she was just a small child. Her genius only grew, but like many brilliant artists she was a troubled soul.
This beautiful verse novel takes us from the very beginning to the very end of her life. The poetry switches perspective including Sylvia’s closest family members, her boyfriends, her teachers, and her husband. Intermittedly, Hemphill uses Sylvia’s own unique forms to fashion strong and evocative poems. Why is this book told through poetry? Poetry most effectively conveys the complex emotions of Sylvia and the people in her life–be prepared to laugh, to cringe, and to cry. This is a fitting tribute for the woman who gave us such grand works as The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel, and The Bell Jar.