Hi there! You may have seen me around the library, I work here as a library page and I’m here all the time. As a page, I mainly shelve books. But I also help out doing odd jobs and whatever needs to be done. I spend as much time as possible at the library because I LOVE it here. Eventually I plan on getting my MLS degree so this is a great experience for me. I’ve been asked to write this as a special blog guest to show off some amazing books in my opinion. So here they are, my top five favorite books.
2. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley – Another wonderful book. Set over the course of one night after graduation, Lucy is determined to meet the mysterious graffiti artist, Shadow. Enter Ed, the one guy Lucy cannot stand to see after a misfortunate first date. Ed is also the only one who can lead Lucy to Shadow. The characters are lovable and unique in their own ways. Top notch character development. With beautifully descriptive artwork and heartstring tugging poetry. You do not want to miss out on this book.
3. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer – At first I only read this book because the main character and I share a first name. It’s a cute lighthearted read, about a kind of Disney World place. Only not everything is what it seems. The princes and princesses may be gorgeous on the outside, but on the inside? Not so much. Zoe works for the fairy tale boss, nicknamed “The Queen” who’s difficult at best. Inside of a fairy tale kingdom, Zoe seems to have found a living nightmare. But there is $25,000 on the line. She can’t bail now! I may have read this for a self-centered reason, but it was highly enjoyable all in all. Particularly the mention of cannibal chickens.
4. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton – Everyone seems to have already read this book, for school mostly. But if you haven’t, I highly recommend you do. I fell head over heels for The Outsiders the first time I read it. And the second time. The third, fourth, and fifth times too. I’ve lost count at how many times I’ve lived along side of Ponyboy and Johnny and all the rest of the greaser crew. The rivalry between the Socs and the Greasers runs deep. Deep enough that what started as a mugging, turned into homicide. Very sad, but a powerful message is hidden in this book. You’ll have to read it to find out.
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This book. I still get goose bumps thinking about it. A compelling read from the start. Magic, a circus that opens at dusk and closes at dawn, likable characters, and mind blowing tricks. The story mainly follows the fierce competition between Celia and Marco since they were children. They didn’t meet until they started competing at the circus though. Full of wonder and beautifully written, this book will intrigue adults and teens alike. Be mindful of the time stamps, it’s a little confusing if you don’t pay attention.
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