Overboard – Read It and Rate It

Overboard by Elizabeth Fama Adventure Survival Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a 14 year old named Emily, and how she ran away from home and got on a boat. The boat sank and she was swimming in an ocean for almost a whole day with another survivor. Emily hated living in Indonesia. She lived there because her parents are doctors there. She ran away cause she … Read more

Coraline – Read It and Rate It

Coraline by Neil Gaiman Fantasy Graphic Novel Horror Review #1 * * * * * Stars The main characters are Coraline, the Other Mother, and a cat. The plot is very intense. Coraline Jones believes that her parents don’t love her. When they move to their new home, an apartment, Coraline finds a hidden door that leads nowhere. After opening it and going in, she discovers a fantastic world where everything is better. There, Coraline … Read more

Notes from the Midnight Driver – Read It and Rate It

Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex was left alone at home because his mother was going on a date. That’s when he gets drunk and takes the car and drives off. So he has to volunteer at the hospital and finish 100 hours of service. He is assigned to Solomon Lewis. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex Gregory decided … Read more

Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet – Read It and Rate It

Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira Sheth Romance Review #1: * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I am reading Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. This book takes place in Mumbai, INdia. This book is about three sisters: Nimita, Mohini, and Jeeta. They have to try to find a good husband. Nimita gets married, but their mom tells Jeeta that she has to say yes to the first boy that says yes to her because she … Read more

What Happened to Cass McBride – Read It and Rate It

What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles Mystery Suspense Thriller Review # 1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) What Happened to Cass McBride is about a highschooler that is asked out on a date by David Kirby and she rudely ignores him, writes a note about how stupid he is, and then he goes suicidal on himself. And brother Kyle Kirby buries Cass McBraide alive. Main characters are Cass, Erika, Kyle, David. Other … Read more

Tales of Beedle the Bard – Read It and Rate It

Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Tales of Beedle the Bard is based off of the Harry Potter series containing 5 different stories with many different meanings to each story. Some main characters are Amatha, Asha, and Athelda. Other characters are Sir Luckless the Knight, Lucius Malfoy, Brutus Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger. I liked this book because I’ve liked all the … Read more

Indigo Blue – Read It and Rate It

Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Indigo Blue is an 11 year old girl and her mom has had it with her boyfriend Max and moves her 2 daughters Indigo and Misti into a nightmare flat. She doesn’t know what to do with her BFF Jo Ashton or school. Things get worse before they get better. Some of the characters are Aisha, Jo Ashton, Shane, Max, … Read more

Twilight – Read It and Rate It

Twilight Twilight series #1 by Stephenie Meyer Fantasy Romance Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book Twilight is about a 17 year old girl named Bella who goes to see her father Charlie in Forks. There she meets mysterious boy, Edward. Bella and Edward become friends and she discovers something about Edward…that he is a vampire. The main characters are Bella and Edward. Other characters are Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Esme, … Read more

Deep Down Popular – Read It and Rate It

Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Deep Down Popular is about a teenage girl, Jessie Lou, who has a crush on Conrad Parker Smith – the most popular boy in school. When Conrad gets a leg brace and Jessie Lou helps him with his books and other things, he and she become closer and closer. The main characters are Conrad, Jessie Lou, and Quentin. Other … Read more

Gossamer – Read It and Rate It

Gossamer by Lois Lowry Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) It’s about imaginary creatures called dreamgivers. There’s a new dreamgiver named Littlest. She’s being trained by another dreamgiver named Fastidius. Then she gets a new trainer named Thin Elderly. They have to keep a young boy safe from the Sinisteeds. Sinisteeds are creatures who give nightmares. But it’s hard because he’s weak since he has a troubled past. I liked it because … 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.