Many thanks to Julia Arcia, Reece Rodriguez and Henry Schulte for sharing their graphic novel expertise!
We have our winners! Congratulations to Thomas Smyth, Claire Robinson, and Siobhan Kiernan
"The book and movie were good. Ms. Schombs gave me the book." -Thomas
Smyth, Class of 2015
"Really well-written, unsettling, and thought-provoking." -Claire Robinson, Class of 2014
"I love fairy tales, and this book is exciting and explains a lot of the original stories. I am also a fan of the author!" -Siobhan Kiernan, Class of 2017
If you want to read a book full of forbidden romance and adventure, I strongly suggest reading The Song of Achilles. In the book, you follow the narrator, Patroclus, who is an outcast prince and has been thrown out into a different land where he meets the handsome Achilles. He is picked as Achilles' companion and he joins him when Achilles goes to train with the great Chiron. They fall in love and are both called to go fight to rescue Helen from Troy. A prophecy begins to tear them apart and causes deaths and despair. Achilles' pride leads to Patroclus' death and that leads to Achilles' death due to his need for revenge. They join each other at last in the underworld. I enjoyed this book because of the twist it put to a classic story. It gave a backstory to Patroclus who we did not know much about from The Iliad. The hidden romance and the unwanted war created tension between characters and makes you emotionally invested in the story. I highly suggest reading this is you are looking for a fun, romantic book to read.--Emma Himes, Class of 2017
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This year's theme is "Seek the Unknown" to encourage teen readers to escape to worlds of mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure through literature. Be sure to check out YALSA's teen read week Ning for more details about the event.
Stay tuned to the library website for events and contests as well as chances to win prizes during the week of October 13-19 including raffles, gift cards, books and more!
Swing by the library to peruse these new titles and more, found on the red GN cart near the fiction section.
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