This past Labor Day weekend, I finished the 4th book by Michael Carroll called Super Human. All 4 titles to date kept my attention, and I wanted more by the time I read the last page. The focus is on the teenage characters, who may or may not realize they are super human. The teens are just beginning to understand their newfound abilities, which are far advanced over average humans.
Zow! The moon was struck by an asteroid! The oceans took out coastal cities, volcanoes left ash clouding the skies, and earthquakes shook the earth. Miranda, her two brothers, and mother struggle daily with the cold and the threat of starvation. Their father returns from a long journey with his wife, newborn child, and three more people. Life as We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer is a real page turner.
Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.
My name is Peyton and I've worked at the Lone Jack Branch for a little less than a year now! I've always loved reading, and have enjoyed getting to know many new books via Mid-Continent. Here are five books I love.
"Welcome," Betsy called down from the porch, "to the year 1890." And that's when it hit me. Those women who work at the historic field trip places? Betsy wasn't one of them. These weren't costumes she and Ron were wearing. Their clothes were for real. And in about five minutes, all of this would be real for me to.
Frindle: frin-dəl – noun. It is a new word created by Nicholas “Nick” Allen to replace the word “pen.”
Why don't all the words in the dictionary mean what they say? Mrs. Granger doesn’t understand. She has to be the worst English teacher EVER! Nick decides to start using the word “frindle” instead of pen, and it catches on quickly. All the kids in school are using it, and pretty soon it is the coolest word in school. The teachers do not like it though. They try all sorts of wild stunts to stop the kids from using THAT word!
In the small town of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends, Cal, Gage, and Fox go for a sleepover in the woods to celebrate their 10th birthday. While there, they decide to swear an oath and become blood brothers. The oath, plus the mixed blood over the Pagan Stone causes a 300 year old curse to be unleashed.
Staff Pick - Hester: the Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter: a Novel by Paula Reed
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s somber story of Hester Prynne and her love, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, continues with the death of her husband who refused to recognize her and the fatherless daughter, Pearl. The mother and daughter board ship returning to Oliver Cromwell’s Puritanical England where society’s hypocrisy is seen through Hester’s eyes. Events roll one after another as Hester is forced to serve Cromwell using her direct gaze to sift traitors out.