Miserable Mill – Read It and Rate It

The Miserable Mill A Series of Unfortunate Events #4 by Lemony Snicket Funny Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) After Aunt Josephine’s death, Mr. Poe finds the Baudelaire orphans another guardian. This “guardian” makes the orphans work at his lumber yard. The orphans get gum for lunch, a casserole every night for dinner, and a bunk bed to sleep in. There’s no sign of Count Olaf until Klaus goes to the eye doctor … Read more

Austere Academy – Read It and Rate It

The Austere Academy A Series of Unfortunate Events #5 by Lemony Snicket Funny Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) After Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire left the lumberyard, they had to go to a boarding school named Prufrock Preparatory School. There, Vice Principal Nero makes baby Sunny his secretary and she has to staple paperwork, answer phone calls, and other stuff. The Baudelaires meet more orphans – the Quagmire triplets (they’re actually … Read more

Ersatz Elevator – Read It and Rate It

The Ersatz Elevator A Series of Unfortunate Events #6 by Lemony Snicket Adventure Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this book, the Baudelaires new guardians are rich. Jerome’s wife is mean and selfish. She works along with Count Olaf to get her hands on the Baudelaire fortune. In the last book, Count Olaf stole the Quagmires and hid them in the “Broken Down Elevator.” The day before the auction, the … Read more

Among the Hidden – Read It and Rate It

Among the Hidden Shadow Children #1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix Dystopian Mystery Thriller Science Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars Who wouldn’t love this book!?! This book will get everybody hooked! This book is about a boy named Luke who is a third child. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter how many kids a family has, but in Luke’s time you were only allowed to have 2 children. So, every day Luke has to … Read more

Girls in Pants – Read It and Rate It

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #3 by Ann Brashares Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is the third Sisterhood book. It is creative and funny. I really enjoyed it. Lena, Bridget, Tibby, and Carmen are going to be apart yet again this summer. The only thing that will keep them together are the magical pants that they found two … Read more

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Read It and Rate It

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series #1 by Ann Brashares Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is a good book for teens. It’s about 4 friends, who, for the first time, are separated for the summer. They use a magical pair of pants as a way to keep them connected. It had some really good stories and a very good message. Review … Read more

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Read It and Rate It

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter series #3 by J.K. Rowling Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) What I think was best about this book is when Sirius Black comes and grabs Ron by his ankle and drags him in a hole and Harry and Hermione go “fight” the tree (Whomping Willow) to save him. Then, Harry goes into the Shrieking Shack to find Sirius Black and Ron … Read more

Second Summer of the Sisterhood – Read It and Rate It

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #2 by Ann Brashares Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is the second Sisterhood book. It has humor and wit. It is a great book. Carmen, Lena, Bridget, and Tibby are up for another summer apart. Again, they will be using the magical pants that they found last summer. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) … Read more

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Read It and Rate It

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter Series #6 by J.K. Rowling Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is the sixth Harry Potter book. It is imaginative and magical. Harry is in his sixth year and he finds a special potions textbook owned by the Half-Blood Prince that helps him cheat at Potions (class). He also starts going on special missions with Professor Dumbledore. Review # 2 * … Read more

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Read It and Rate It

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter series #5 by J.K. Rowling Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is the fifth Harry Potter book. It has humor, wit, and magic. Harry is in his fifth year and it is hard because no one believes him about Voldemort’s return. When a new administrator comes to Hogwarts it gets even harder. Review #2 * * * * * Stars … Read more

CLOSING NOTICE: The Huntley Area Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The exterior book drop will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. The library will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.