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Ann-Marie Aymer
Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds With a gun in his hand and grief in his heart, Will steps into an elevator with ghosts. The ghosts of his past, people who are supposed to be dead, join Will in the verse novel Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Set in a town where gangs dominate...
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer (YA FIC KEM) Reviewed by Zoe R. It is one matter to fall in love with a man, yet it is another matter to fall in love with a monster. In Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a loose re-telling of Beauty and the...
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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus (YA FIC MCM) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) “She’s a princess and you’re a jock,’ he says. He thrusts his chin toward Bronwyn, then at Nate. ‘And you’re a brain. And you’re a criminal. You’re all walking teen-movie stereotypes.” Except, they aren’t. None of them are....
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The Warrior Heir, by Cinda Williams Chima (YA FIC CHI) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) In The Warrior Heir, Cinda Williams Chima blends a “normal” high school life with elements of fantasy. From the outset, protagonist Jack Swift seems to be a regular high schooler: he balances social life, sports, and academics, as well...
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The Dangerous Gift, by, Tui Sutherland The Dangerous Gift by Tui Sutherland is a novel about a world of dragons who live on two continents.  The second continent’s dragons come to the first continent because there is a dangerous dragon on their continent.  Snowfall, the queen of the Icewings on the first continent is the protagonist.  She...
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The Unwanteds: Island of Silence, by Lisa Mc Mann. Reviewed by Elena C. The Island of Silence by Lisa McMann is the second novel of The Unwanteds series. The protagonist is Alex Stowe, who has a doppelganger, Aaron Stowe.  Alex lives in a world called Artime, where there is much creativity and magic, created by Mr. Today,...
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Summit Free Public Library has a brand new Chess Corner for Grades 5 and up.  Organized by the Summit Library Chinese Club as part of its teen program which encourages young people to participate in community service, the new Chess Corner will provide all children and teens who are interested in chess a place where they can...
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Dear Middle and High School Students… We need your help. Do you need community service credit? Do you like arts & crafts? Have you ever worked on stage crew or set design for your school play or for any community theatre program? If you have answered yes to at least two of these questions, our...
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Did you love our 2021 Summer Reading Program that was held at the Summit Free Public Library this summer? Thanks to the Summit Department of Community Programs, we have a new scavenger hunt that is taking place at five parks around Summit. The scavenger hunt will take place now through September 30. Look for the...
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Attention Teens entering Grades 7-12 in the 2021-22 School Year. Do you love books and reading? Do you love to read aloud? Do you love performing, or acting? Are you available on Tuesday, September 28 at 7 PM While you wait for the autumn teen volunteer season to begin, you can earn five hours of...
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