Author: AimeeTheLibrarian

Teen Fav Awards 2017 – And the winners are…

 

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The winners of the 2017 Teen Fav Awards were announced last night at the ceremony held at Tuckahoe Area Library!

Thanks to everyone who voted. And now for the big reveal…(drumroll)…here are your winners!

Fav Book:  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Fav Author: John Green

Fav Artist or Band: Imagine Dragons

Fav Song: Despacito by Luis Fonsi

Fav TV Show: Stranger Things

Fav Movie: Spiderman: Homecoming

Fav Actress: Emma Watson

Fav Actor: James Franco

Fav Athlete: Gabby Douglas

Fav Video Game: Pokemon

Fav Store: Barnes and Noble

Fav Restaurant: Chick-fil-A

Fav Social Media: Snapchat

Fav YouTube Star: RiceGum

Teen Fav Awards 2017

You have spoken! Now join us at the

TVF2017to find out who won at the red carpet event hosted by the Fairfield, Northside, Northwest, West End and Varina TABs. Refreshments will be served and dressy attire is encouraged!

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Henrico Christmas Mother Drive. Thank you for your support!

For more information call Fairfield Area Library at (804) 501-1930, Libbie Mill Library at (804) 501-1940, Tuckahoe Area Library at (804) 501-1910, Twin Hickory Area Library at (804) 501-1920 or Varina at (804) 501-1980.

Teen Fav Awards 2017 — Vote Now!

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Teen Fav Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m.
at Tuckahoe Area Library

Click here to vote online now through December 1st for your favorite teen books, movies, music and more of 2017! Then find out who won at the awards ceremony hosted by the Fairfield, Northside, Northwest, West End and Varina TABs. Refreshments will be served and dressy attire is encouraged! For more information call Fairfield Area Library at (804) 501-1930, Libbie Mill Library at (804) 501-1940, Tuckahoe Area Library at (804) 501-1910, Twin Hickory Area Library at (804) 501-1920 or Varina at (804) 501-1980.

Read + Review: Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin

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This book takes place in a London finishing school that is not as it seems. Rather than etiquette, the girls at Stranje house are taught in the trades of war, espionage, and diplomacy. The novel is told by a girl called Tess, who had inherited from her mother before her a curse of maddening, prophetic dreams. With an old friend turned to treachery, Napoleon rising to power, and England on the chopping block, the girls at Stranje house have a lot to worry about.

Overall, I did enjoy this novel, despite the annoying writing style and shallow, cliche characters. I did come to appreciate the storyline and the thought put into the book, however. It was an intriguing (although a bit recycled) plot that did have you marginally interested in the characters’ whereabouts and well-being, which is what I look for/value most in books. There were a handful of parts here and there that I didn’t quite understand, but those were most likely because I had only realized that this was the second novel of a series a quarter way through the book!

I’ve been thinking for a good while now. I’m scraping the very floor of my mind, yet I truly cannot come up with anything that was particularly memorable about this novel besides the disappointing cliche-ness of the characters. I feel bad having to say this.

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Reviewed by Lexi, Grade 8, Tuckahoe Area Library

Read + Review: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud

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The Empty Grave is the fifth and final book of the Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. It follows Lucy Carlyle who is a psychic investigator for the psychic agency of Lockwood & Co. in London. It has been 5 months since Lockwood & Co. had discovered unnatural occult experiments by Tom Rotwell, the head of the large Rotwell Agency, and the eerie “Other Side,” where spirits dwell. Since then, the Problem, the epidemic of hauntings in Britain, has only gotten worse. Lockwood and Co. must figure out why and how to solve the Problem once and for all. To do this, Lucy and her friends will have to face foes both spectral and human. To do this, they will have to rely on some shady yet surprising allies in this thrilling conclusion to the Lockwood and Co. series.

“The Empty Grave” is the perfect conclusion to a great series. I really liked everything about the book. The pacing was mildly quick, the character depth was great, and the best thing about the book was it’s grammar. It felt nice to pick up a book with quirky puns that made me giggle once in a while. The criticism I have about the book is it’s conclusion. It hints at things and a blossoming romance but never really confirms anything.

The most memorable thing for me about this book were the characters. The book was only as good as its characters because it relied so heavily on character depth and character development. Many of the characters had large and interesting backgrounds which all turned the book more interesting with side-stories and how their stories came into the overall plot of the book.

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Reviewed by Aswin, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library