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Congratulations to the winners of the Prize Pack Raffle:
Colby S. — Tablet Pack
Heath M. — iTunes Pack
Eric B. — Movie Pack
Leah D. — GameStop Pack
Kayla D — Walmart Pack

Teen Readers: kudos to you all on your reading accomplishments!
Thank you for being a part of our summer program. We hope to see you at the Library during the school year. Good luck with your studies!

Reading prizes can be picked up at the Main Desk through
Thursday, September 4.

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Reviews
Title
Gathering Blue
Author
Lois Lowry
Review
Gathering Blue is the second book in the Giver series. It's about a girl Kira who is given the job of repairing a special robe for The Council. She has a deformed leg so without this job she would've been left outside of the village to die so it's a really important job. She learns how to dye threads different colors (except nobody knows how to make the color blue) and embroider the robe to help tell the story of the village over the years. As time goes on she realized that everything isn't add it seems and The Council is controlling the lives of everyone.
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Title
Matched
Author
Ally Condie
Review
I love books about future societies and this was another great story about a girl who lives in a world where the society tells them what to do what to wear what to eat who to marry. They even monitor dreams. In this story Cassia like all other kids her age is matched to her best friend Xander who the society believes is perfect for her. The problem I'd she finds out they also accidentally matched her to Ky who isn't allowed to be matched. She ends up feeling more and more for Ky even though she knows it's wrong and she and Ky fall in love only to be ripped away from each other when he'd sent away to fight in the war because he broke rules. After he's taken away everyone who was there when it happened is told to take a pill they all carry and they all forget everything that happened except for Xander because pills don't work on him and Cassia because she only pretended to take it.
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Title
Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children
Author
Ransom Riggs
Review
This book is so creepy but cool at the same time the pictures you can tell that their fake but the AWESOME!!! Anyone who likes Harry Potter (and creepy stuff!) READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!
Genre
Fantasy
Rating
Title
Messenger
Author
Lois Lowry
Review
Messenger is the third book in The Giver series and the main character is a boy named Matt/Matty who lives with a blind man named Seer. The village they live in is different from the villages from the first 2 books because many people in this village are people who were pushed out of the other villages because they were considered not worth keeping around because they were deformed or hurt. Here in this village everyone is welcomed but they must stay in the village and not enter the forest because if they ignore the earnings they'll end up dying. The only person who can go through the forest to other villages safely is Matty who becomes the official messenger for the village. People start trading at the Trade Mart and they begin to change becoming mean or better looking and stopping wanting people to join their village. It makes you think the trading is evil and you wonder what they are trading. During this time Matty is sent by Seer to bring his daughter Kira (from Gathering Blue) back to the village before she won't be allowed in but they get caught by The Forest and Matty has to save them and everyone in the village by placing his hands on the ground and healing the Forest and village even though he'll die. After he saves everyone his name is changed from Messenger to Healer.
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Title
The Giver
Author
Lois Lowry
Review
This is my favorite book! I love the character Jonas because he is very unique. I like the character The Giver because he is very set apart from the rest of The Community and you always want to learn more about him. I think it is sad that there are no emotions or colors in the community and that everyone is exactly the same. Finally, I love the bond between Jonas and Gabriel.
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating