The main character in this story is Rotten Ralph, and he is a cat that seems more like a human. Sarah, Ralph’s owner, wants him to help her with her class assignment on Egypt. Ralph does his best, but darn his luck, he always mucks it up. He is more mischievous then helpful until the end of the story. This book was enjoyable to read aloud.
Water for Elephants is a novel about an old man reflecting upon his life and the events that led him to abandon his studies and run away to join a traveling circus. His story is told in flashbacks between his stay at the nursing home and his days during the Great Depression.
This is a book about normal, everyday people who face struggles in life and yet carry on. In this story, Cole Conner’s father was involved in a tragic event in his youth but found a way to turn his horror into a positive. Cole decided to continue his father’s project, the seventeen second miracle.
The facilitator of the Liberty Book Club recommended that I read this book. She mentioned that Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay was a great read, as it certainly opened up discussions while teaching her group more about France’s role in the Second World War.
For our June discussion, we are reading two very intense thrillers. The first one involves Chicago gangs. The second one is a frantic race from Washington, D.C. to Napa Valley, to Vegas to catch a serial killer. Join us at the Antioch Branch on June 25 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce didn’t have a near death experience two years ago when she fell into a pool and drowned in the middle of winter. She didn’t see a bright, white light. She wasn't overwhelmed by a sense of peace and love. Pierce didn’t experience any of that before she was revived by the doctors at the hospital. But she can’t tell anyone that. Because who would believe that she actually went to the Underworld and was taken captive by the overseer of this in-between place where the dead are sorted for eternity, and a guy who calls himself John Hayden?
The Fault in Our Stars - A 2012 Teens' Top Ten Nominee
Sixteen-year-old Hazel may be on a miracle drug for the thyroid cancer that’s been killing her since she was thirteen, but if you ask her, the life she is living is not very miraculous. In fact, it’s downright depressing. And being forced to go to a support group for children with cancer only makes it worse.