End – Read It and Rate It

The End: Book the Thirteenth A Series of Unfortunate Events #13 by Lemony Snicket Adventure Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is the final book in “The Series of Unfortunate Events,” In this book Klaus, Violet, Sunny, Count Olaf, and Kit Snicket end up on an island. Many secrets are revealed in this book. And two people die. I personally think it was a really good, and recommend to others. But … Read more

Olivia Kidney – Read It and Rate It

Olivia Kidney Olivia Kidney series #1 by Ellen Potter Supernatural Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) In this story Olivia Kidney moves into a new apartment. There is something very weird about the apartment. One day while walking outside she meets a boy. He lives in the same apartment as Olivia, but no one seems to know him. There is something strange about him. Read to find out!

Two-Way Street – Read It and Rate It

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is one of my favorite books. It is the two sides of a break-up. The two main characters are Jordan and Courney. Jordan breaks up with Courtney for a girl on MySpace. But, truth is, there is no MySpace girl. Jordan & Courtney later go on a road trip to college, and along the way she discovers the true reason … Read more

Shark Girl – Read It and Rate It

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham Novel in Verse Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book Shark Girl is about Jane, a regular 15-year old girl attacked by a shark on a regular day at the beach…or so Jane thought. Jane woke up in a coma 10 days later, realizing they amputated her arm. Leaving Jane learning again. The main characters are Jane, Michael, and their mother. Other characters are Lindsey, Justin, … Read more

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows – Read It and Rate It

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book 3 Willows is about 3 girls: Ama, Jo, and Polly. They are just finishing 8th grade, and summer is near. As the 3 girls head in different directions for the summer, for instance Polly wants a glamorous life (but watches as her friends move farther ahead), or Ama going to outdoors camp (and she hates … Read more

Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Read It and Rate It

Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is the sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers and has almost all the same characters, including Peter, Molly, Tinkerbell, and Molly’s father. There is a new character in this book called Lord Ombra. Nobody knows what he really is, but he sucks up people’s shadows and can then control them. He is … Read more

Peter and the Starcatchers – Read It and Rate It

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Peter, an orphan boy, is on a ship to become a slave when he befriends Molly, another passenger with a rich father. Molly also belongs to a secret organization called The Starcatchers, who track down and return the starstuff. The starstuff is a magical substance that can turn animals into half-humans (mermaids, centaurs), and … Read more

Art of Mendhi – June 2009

Rebecca Huston, henna artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), visited the Huntley Library in June of 2009 to share the history of henna body art with area kids, teens, and adults. All participants went home with a temporary henna tattoo (lasting around 2 – 4 weeks), and information about how to create henna art of their own!