Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cafe Librabry new member

hi i just joined!!!
This is pretty cool im pretty siked
to read The Silenced by James Devito

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You heard it here first!

Mrs. Bade, Mrs. Edwards and I have been working on bringing a Wisconsin author to visit our school! So here's the grand unveiling: James DeVita, a local playwright, writer of young adult novels, and actor at American Players Theater in Spring Green, will be discussing his new book The Silenced with us in early December. Watch the LMC, halls and announcements for more info.

The Silenced is an excellent dystopian novel (a dystopia is an imaginary place which is depressingly wretched and whose people lead a fearful existence) set in the near future in a country that has been taken over by the Zero Tolerance Party, a political party who believes that it is necessary to give up freedom in order to be safe. Not only is this a good story about courage, it also explores a lot of issues that are very important today, like freedom of speech and what the role of the government should be in protecting our rights. Besides, the main character is just really cool! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Laugh Out Loud Book

Ms. Morris and I were talking about how King Dork by Frank Portman (see comments below) was lol funny. She read another lol book called I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle and suggested I might like it too. I loved it!

If funny, smart and entertaining is what you want, then crack this book open.

I Love You, Beth Cooper is about a geeky valedictorian, Denis Cooverman, who gives his graduation speech by adding something he didn't want to regret if left unsaid: "I Love You, Beth Cooper!!" This declaration sets off a number of events which usually have to do with Denis almost getting killed by Beth Cooper's military boyfriend.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Under Orders

I just finished Under Orders by Dick Francis. This book was recommended by Brianna and she actually asked that we read it for our first Cafe Library meeting at the end of October so we will! I am having trouble getting it through inter library loan but more copies should be available in a few days.

Prolific writer, Dick Francis, pens his fourth book in the Sid Halley detective series. Super sleuth, Halley is a former champion jockey and finds murder at the races. Set in England in the steeple chase world of horse racing, things get interesting when it looks like races are being fixed, jockeys and trainers are controlling whether their horses win or lose and people turn up dead.

Straight forward whodunit that is enjoyable to read.