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At the Library

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray for getting to the middle of January with very little snow on the ground!

I hope the weather holds out so boys and girls can come to the library on Monday, January 23 from 3:45 -- 4:45 p.m. and discover some "New Twists on Old Fairy Tales". Have you ever wondered what the Big Bad Wolf thought of the story The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf? Or when a story ends with "they lived happily ever after" do you ever wonder just what their lives were like after they got married? All ages are welcome as we discover new books that give a new twist on traditional fairy tales, myths, and legends. Come join us for some fun with fairy tales.

Last week I gave a couple of book reviews on some picture books for younger children.

This week I would like to share a book review on a mystery series in our juvenile department, entitled Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord. I haven't had the chance to read the series because it has been flying off the shelf at the library. So I'll share some comments from a person who has read it.

On December 31, fifteen year old Callum Ormond heard his name being called by a stranger he didn't even know. Before he could run away he shouts out to him "They killed your father. They're killing me! You must go into hiding until December 31 next year." After hearing those devastating words, he must uncover the mysterious history of his family and do so by using the few clues his father left behind. Now being framed for a crime he didn't commit, Callum is the most wanted fugitive and not just by the authorities. While Callum races against time to uncover the secret, he must also be aware of the people who are willing to get to him by any means necessary. Will Callum uncover the dark secret which his father died over? Will he even survive the next 365 days?

It got directly to the point at the beginning, and it started picking up pace immediately. It was definitely a quick read because it only took me a couple of hours to read, but it sure keeps you on the edge of your seat. I definitely think this book is a best seller series in the making, and anyone who likes books with tons of action and a mysterious twist to it will really enjoy Conspiracy 365. I would recommend this for ages 12 and up.

This month by month series is written so that it could take a year to finish it. But, readers can't seem to wait a month to read what will happen next.

Don't forget to mark your calendar for Monday, January 23 for our January library program, "New Twist on Old Fairy Tales." All ages are welcome.

Peg Wurth
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