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6/26/2009
13 Little Blue Envelopes - by Maureen Johnson
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
BookIn 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Ginny receives mysterious envelopes with instructions to fly from her New Jersey home to England from her Aunt Peg...who died 3 months ago. When she opens one envelope she must follow the instructions before opening the next one. Struggling to find herself and come to terms with her eccentric Aunt's death, Ginny takes a journey all around Europe, following the path her Aunt took while finding herself, coming to terms with her own illness. With no idea where Ginny is headed next Ginny learns about her true self and learns to trust others. This book was exciting to read and hard to put down. The adventure Ginny took was exciting and emotional and the reader can really feel it. I greatly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)



7/13/2015
1491 - by Charles Mann
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookWell written history of native in America prior to arrival of the pilgrims....Although it takes a while to read because of amount of data to remember.
Reviewed by: TOM from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/30/2015
700 Sundays - by Billy Crystal
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
BookThe title refers to the number of Sundays the author had with his father before his father's early death. Very funny in spots and sad in others.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/4/2015
A Fatal Waltz - by Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookEnjoyable read. Continuation of characters from a previous novel. Suspense without too much graphic violence.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/4/2015
A God in Ruins - by Kate Atkinson
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookFollow-up of last year's "Life After Life", Kate Atkinson continues her series of the Todd family. Great read. Wonderful characters and nice twist to ending.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/14/2015
A Hat for Minerva Louise - by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Four Star Rating       Children -
BookMinerva Louise was looking for a hat everywhere and then she found mittens on a snowman. I liked it when Minerva Louise wore mittens for a hat and to cover her tail and when she asked the snowman where it got the lovely hat.
Reviewed by: Brennon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/6/2015
A poisoned season - by Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
BookFun mystery set in London in 1800's. Enjoyed the main characters and also that it was a mystery but not too bloody or violent.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/23/2015
A Spool of Blue Thread - by Anne Tyler
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookOne of Anne Tyler's best novels in my opinion. A story about life and a wonderful portrait of a family with many surprises throughout. A good read and if you like Anne Tyler, it won't fail to please you.
Reviewed by: Susan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/23/2015
A Well-Tempered Heart - by Jan Philipp Sendker
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookIn this sequel to the best seller, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, it is 10 years later. Julia, now a high powered lawyer, decides to return to Burma to visit her half brother, U Ba. She is looking for a purpose to her life after a failed engagement. Two stories are intertwined in this book and ultimately she finds that purpose in ways she couldn't imagine. Every bit as powerful as Sendker's first book, which should be read before this one.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/31/2015
Accused - by Lisa Scottoline
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookAccused is book 12 in the Scottoline's Rosato and Associates series. In this book Mary is a new partner in the law firm and takes on a case by herself. She is more of a detective than a lawyer in this book. She solves a 6 year old murder at the urging of her bright 13 year old client. Many of the colorful family and friends from previous books in the series add entertainment to the mystery.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/7/2015
Alaska - by James Michener
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookCovers the historical beginning of Alaska from prehistoric animals larger than most places on the planet- to first natives coming from Asia to Russian colonization and the eventual sale of Alaska to America who basically ignored monitoring or developing it for years leading to decades of lawlessness.
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/4/2015
All Fall Down - by Jennifer Weiner
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
BookOK read of a suburban mom who turns to prescription drugs to get through life. Sympathetic to protagonist, but other characters needed development. Quick read.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/17/2015
All the Light we Cannot See - by Anthony Doerr
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookI thoroughly enjoyed this novel; it is no wonder that it won the Pulitzer Prize. I am partial to World War II fiction and non fiction and this does not disappoint. Set in occupied France, this is the story of a young blind French girl and young orphaned German boy. Heartbreaking and dark in places you will see glimmers of humanity that appear in war and at our darkest hours. This is the type of book that you will not likely soon forget and causes you to take pause as you close it at completion. Chapters are brief, so its a great book to read on the go. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/25/2009
American Beauty (The A-List) - by Zoey Dean
Four Star Rating       Teens - Series Fiction
BookIt's graduation time for many kids. That means parties and a lot of goodbyes. Despite the celebrations, Anna isn't in a party mood. Ben has been very distant and secretive and she's worried. Maybe her father's hot tattooed intern, Caine, will take her mind off Ben for awhile. Ever since her kiss with Parker, Sam has been making a big play for Eduardo's heart again. And Cammie? She couldn't care less about graduation if she tried. But when an old secret about her mother's death comes up, she'll stop at nothing to find out the truth. I liked this book because it was funny and relatable. I would recommend this book since it's charming and full of surprises!
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


8/4/2015
And Only to Deceive - by Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookBritish mystery with romance thrown in. I found the characters likeable. Enjoyable read.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/23/2015
And the Good News Is... - by Dana Perino
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookWhile Ms. Perino is relatively young, her time as a presidential press secretary for President Bush gives her insights and experiences far beyond her years. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not only for its optimism, but for the stories about President Bush. It is refreshing to read a book about a happy, grateful person who remains loyal to the people who have been good to her along the way. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/7/2015
And the Good News Is... - by Dana Perrino
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookInteresting read although I am left unsure how she got her start in politics.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/29/2015
Are You Alice? #1 - by Ikumi Katagiri and Ai Ninonmiya
Five Star Rating       Teens -
BookGreat manga, first in the series. It has it's own twist to Alice in Wonderland, and it is amazing! Instead of Alice being a girl, this time it's a boy! And he has to kill the White Rabbit! It's action packed and a lovely read!
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/7/2015
Arthur's tooth - by Marc Brown
Four Star Rating       Children -
BookArthur and Francine always try to trick each other. Arthur is also blamed for everything, but he is always very happy. I love this book!
Reviewed by: Lorelei from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/4/2015
Ayn Rand - by Anne Heller
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
BookA long, interesting biography of the iconic champion of individual rights.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/7/2015
Bartholomew and the Oobleck - by Dr Seuss
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookThe King was sad because he was stuck in Oobleck even though he was the one who wanted it splattered on the ground. I like when the trumpeter couldn't use his trumpet because there was oobleck in it and when the man tried to get it out he got stuck in it. I like when everyone gets stuck in the oobleck.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/22/2015
Beach Lane - by Sherrryl Woods
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookMs. Woods writes about families and characters that you'll like. This is a good beach read. In this book, she weaves a storyline about cancer. One of the main character's ordeal with it etc. I enjoyed the book.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/14/2015
Bear in Love - by Daniel Pinkwater
Five Star Rating       Children -
Bookit is strange that a bear would eat a carrot. It was funny that the bunny at the honey. I like how they become friends.
Reviewed by: Lorelai from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


7/16/2015
Beautiful Ruins - by Jess Walter
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
BookA strange story of romance that includes the female character involved with Richard Burton during the making of "Cleopatra" in Italy. Sort of unbelievable scenes of an inebriated Burton.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


8/12/2015
Because a Little Boy Went Ka-Choo - by Rosetta Stone
Three Star Rating       Children -
BookThe book was funny. It kind of rhymed. One little bug caused a lot of things to happen.
Reviewed by: Wyatt from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fiction Reviews - Sorted by Title

A Fatal Waltz - Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Enjoyable read. Continuation of characters from a previous novel. Suspense without too much graphic violence.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Follow-up of last year's "Life After Life", Kate Atkinson continues her series of the Todd family. Great read. Wonderful characters and nice twist to ending.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A poisoned season - Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Fun mystery set in London in 1800's. Enjoyed the main characters and also that it was a mystery but not too bloody or violent.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- One of Anne Tyler's best novels in my opinion. A story about life and a wonderful portrait of a family with many surprises throughout. A good read and if you like Anne Tyler, it won't fail to please you.
Reviewed by: Susan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Well-Tempered Heart - Jan Philipp Sendker
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- In this sequel to the best seller, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, it is 10 years later. Julia, now a high powered lawyer, decides to return to Burma to visit her half brother, U Ba. She is looking for a purpose to her life after a failed engagement. Two stories are intertwined in this book and ultimately she finds that purpose in ways she couldn't imagine. Every bit as powerful as Sendker's first book, which should be read before this one.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Accused - Lisa Scottoline
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Accused is book 12 in the Scottoline's Rosato and Associates series. In this book Mary is a new partner in the law firm and takes on a case by herself. She is more of a detective than a lawyer in this book. She solves a 6 year old murder at the urging of her bright 13 year old client. Many of the colorful family and friends from previous books in the series add entertainment to the mystery.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Alaska - James Michener
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Covers the historical beginning of Alaska from prehistoric animals larger than most places on the planet- to first natives coming from Asia to Russian colonization and the eventual sale of Alaska to America who basically ignored monitoring or developing it for years leading to decades of lawlessness.
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All Fall Down - Jennifer Weiner
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- OK read of a suburban mom who turns to prescription drugs to get through life. Sympathetic to protagonist, but other characters needed development. Quick read.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All the Light we Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I thoroughly enjoyed this novel; it is no wonder that it won the Pulitzer Prize. I am partial to World War II fiction and non fiction and this does not disappoint. Set in occupied France, this is the story of a young blind French girl and young orphaned German boy. Heartbreaking and dark in places you will see glimmers of humanity that appear in war and at our darkest hours. This is the type of book that you will not likely soon forget and causes you to take pause as you close it at completion. Chapters are brief, so its a great book to read on the go. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


And Only to Deceive - Tasha Alexander
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- British mystery with romance thrown in. I found the characters likeable. Enjoyable read.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Beach Lane - Sherrryl Woods
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Ms. Woods writes about families and characters that you'll like. This is a good beach read. In this book, she weaves a storyline about cancer. One of the main character's ordeal with it etc. I enjoyed the book.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- A strange story of romance that includes the female character involved with Richard Burton during the making of "Cleopatra" in Italy. Sort of unbelievable scenes of an inebriated Burton.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Blacklist - Brad Thor
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- Another great page turner by Brad and very up to date on total surveillance of Americans by our government and it's up to Scott Harvath to get to the bottom of the people trying to bring down our internet system.
Reviewed by: TOM from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Blood Mist - Patricia Cornwell
Five Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- Dr Scarpetta complex mystery w/ grim autopsy reports/death scenes but state of art forensic technology, convoluted plot and old favorite characters of series.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Book Clubbed: A Book Town Mystery - Lorna Barrett
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- In book 8 if the Book Town Mystery series, Tricia Mills and her sister, Angelica once again find themselves involved in a mysterious death. The secretary of the Chamber of Commerce is killed in the store room of Angelica's store. There are a number of twists and turns as Tricia with Angelica's help unravels the mystery.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Breaking Point - Box
Five Star Rating       Fiction - thriller
- This is the first book I have read by C.J. Box and it won't be the last. The premise of the book was based on a true story. This in itself amazed and disturbed me. The book is about greed, murder, mystery and most of all corruption. I am still thinking about this true story and probably will for some time to come. The characters became real to me as the story did too.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Carnal Innocence - Nora Roberts
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Setin Mississippi, the novel revolves around a series of brutal murders. Suspects abound! The author keeps you guessing right up to the end. Great summer, beach read.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


China Dolls - Lisa See
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This story begins just before the outbreak of World War II in San Francisco's Chinatown. We meet three Asian girls who couldn't be more different. They become fast friends but dark secrets, betrayals and Pearl Harbor tear them apart and they each must find a way to survive. Fascinating look at the Asian culture and well-done historical fiction.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Circling the Sun - Paula McLain
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This recently published novel is loosely based on the life a Beryl Markham, a fearless, independent woman from Kenya who was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also an adept horse trainer and had a reputation for numerous disastrous romantic relationships. Descriptions of Africa in the early twentieth century are stunning and reminiscent of the movie Out of Africa. Lots of different emotions, both sad and exciting, make this novel so realistic. This is Paula McLain's second novel - her first (The Paris Wife) was a NY Times best seller
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


City of Darkness and Light - Rhys Bowen
Three Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- 13th title in a series of mysteries about an Irish immigrant and her adventures in New York City. The novels provide a glimpse into life in the late 19th century. In this novel, a view of the many artists' living in Paris is also described.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cold Betrayal - J A Jance
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- Ali Reynolds and her friend Sister Anselm combine forces again to solve one mystery while on the side Ali helps her daughter-in-law solve another unrelated mystery. Tthis is the 10th book in the Ali Reynolds series. Although it is nice to know many of the characters from previous books, I believe the book would be enjoyable light reading without that prior knowledge.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his many years of pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Murakami takes the ordinary fact that we let things harbor inside us like disease, ceasing to even know what makes us who we are today. He is an incredible story-teller. I would read his shopping lists.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Come Home - Lisa Scottoline
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fun, fast moving mystery without too much violence. Involved insider trading and effects on one family's loyalties.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a book redolent with the sweetest nostalgia strewn across a landscape of summer that is at once familiar and mythical. Bradbury puts aside (most) of his trademark sci-fi speculation in favor of examining the stranger topography of childhood as it slips over the cusp into a greater awareness of the people and places previously unquestioned and unappreciated. Lushly lyric prose, vivid unique yet universal characters, and page after page of hypnotic storytelling, Dandelion Wine is a book to return to year after year.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dark Horse - Nickleback
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Music
- Overall a good compilation of the bands newer material. a few of the songs were a little weak in the "it's been done before" sense. songs 1 and 2 bring a good opening to the CD, with the slow track 3 following with a good taste. the cd picks back up around tracks 7 and 9 and then closes with a potentially horrible last track.
Reviewed by: jordan from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Dead Wake - Erik Larson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Wonderful author. Entertaining and informative! The story of the Lusitania.
Reviewed by: Andi from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- If ever you've dipped your toe into the cut throat, Kafka-ian world of university academics, this book will strike many familiar, entertaining chords. Written entirely in letters to various committee members, department heads, and deans,"Dear Committee Members" is a study in straight- man satire and arid wit, yet it is all painfully real. Lambasting everything about the dog-wagging tail of the brain-breaking absurdity of politics and hoops in academia, it won't change your life, but it will make you laugh.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Death at Victoria Docks - Kerry Greenwood
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- Another murder mystery adventure with Phryne Fisher that does not disappoint. Light, witty, and peppered with homage to the fashions and foods of our intrepid lady detective, this novel follows two cases: a disappeared daughter of a dubious family and the threat of Latvian terrorists on Australian soil, both of which cross Phryne's path without fully understanding with whom it is they are toying. A few touches of real humanity woven in throughout a diverting series of Phryne-isms. Enjoy.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Destroyer Angel - Nevada Barr
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Although I have read or listened to a number of Anna Pigeon books by Nevada Barr in the past and enjoyed them, I did not care for this book. The past Anna Pigeon books I've read have been set in various national parks and I enjoyed getting a sense of the park while following Anna as she solved a mystery. Destroyer Angel was different. Much darker than I remember previous books being. It is set in the woods of Minnesota. Anna, 2 friends and their daughter are camping when 4 of them are kidnapped. The books is a dark psychological thriller with considerable violence. It was not in my mind a fun relaxing read.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Don't Go - Lisa Scottoline
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A story of a doctor whose reserve unit is sent to Afghanistan and the set of personal and professional trials that he encounters. In fact, not much goes right for the hero, but...
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Drums of Autumn - Diana Gabaldon
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Part of the series that I am rereading. It's engrossing as all the others. Love the relationship between Jamie and Claire- and of course, all the Scottish history.
Reviewed by: Nadine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- If I had the option, I'd give this a 3 1/2 stars, for me clearly between a 3 and a four. While this book was pretty predictable, its setting (wine country) and its characters kept me engaged. This is a perfect beach read- I read most all of it last Sunday while sitting on the beach. Much like tabloid TV, it's not really memorable, but serves a purpose at the time. Nice escape read. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- An excellent read about relationships and life decisions. A little bit of wise chemistry/science mixed in as well.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Rather depressing. Our heroine has dementia and is convinced her friend Elizabeth is missing. Her own sister disappeared many years ago and she is still traumatized by the earlier tragedy. Since she sometimes doesn't recognize her own daughter or know where she is the narrative is somewhat difficult to follow. Not my cup of tea.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Euphoria - Lily King
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Like a tropical fever, "Euphoria" is vivid, disorienting, and full of leaps of insight into things barely understood. Whether or not you are familiar with the life or work of anthropologist Margaret Mead (upon whom the story is loosely based), this is a tale that serves up fraught personal relationships against a back drop of indigenous cultures along the Sepik River of New Guinea. In addition to a crafting a compelling tale, King does a fine job with setting as metaphor, as well as juxtaposing individual and universal themes. There are fascinating interactions between, and interpretations of, cultural layers. One weakness: once again, we see it all through the eyes of the observers and learn little through the eyes of the observed...
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Everybody's Got Something - Robin Roberts
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Memoir
- I had lost track of Robin Roberts since her days at ESPN, but my mom is a Good Morning America Fan who passed the book along to me. The book is a memoir of Robin Roberts recent cancer struggles x 2. Ms Roberts and her book are uplifting and perspective providing- anyone could use a dose of this book! Ms Roberts mantra throughout the book is one she borrows from her late mother- " Make your mess your message." I plan to make that my takeaway from this book. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is my favorite read of the summer thus far. A well-crafted novel, this book had me at page one. This book is about a Chinese American family during the 1970's. The author tells the story through their points of view.
Reviewed by: Luanne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The story of a mixed marriage(Chinese American) from the 1950's-1970's and the effects it has on the marriage and children. Because imposed marriages at the time was considered controversial (and even, in some states, illegal) all of the family members kept a low profile, so as not to attract attention; hence there were a lot of secrets between them all. When the "favored daughter" suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances, the marriage starts to unravel and even the surviving children discover what has been missing in the family dynamics. This is Celeste Ng's first book and an excellent read.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fly Away - Kristin Hannah
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Love love love this book. Amazing sequel to Firefly Lane. Make sure you read Firefly Lane first. You will fall in love with Tully and Kate!
Reviewed by: Julie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- After all the acclaim the HBO series based on this book received, I decided that I wanted to read the source of it. I was not disappointed. In fact, I highly recommend the book. The characters' backstories illuminate many relationships that were not evident in the HBO show. The dialogue is rich. In fact, I was shocked to discover that the series quoted the book word for word in many instances. The last one hundred pages of the book differs slightly from the series and is rich with descriptive detail allowing the reader to better understand the characters, the plots/subplots, and intrigue. Even if you've watched the HBO series, I would recommend that you go back and read the book (and then if you like watch season 1 again).
Reviewed by: Jennifer from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


GARDEN OF LIES - AMANDA QUICK
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A PERIOD MYSTERY WITH A HEROINE OF INDEPENDENT MEANS AND MINDSET! OWNS HER OWN BUSINESS; FINDS LOVE WITH A DASHING, STRONG AND HONORABLE MAN OF EXCELLENT DEAMEANOR AND MIND! PERFECT!..A FUN READ..
Reviewed by: BETSY from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gilead - Marilynn Robinson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- She writes beautifully, but about serious matters. In this book an elderly minister is writing a letter to his very young son to whom he knows he won't live long enough to provide guidance. All the family men have been ministers and struggle with their unwavering beliefs through tribulations and generations. Grandpa is a militant abolitionist and father is a pacifist.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I found this to be an intriguing story. I feel as though I may have figured it out, but I may have just convinced myself that I did. The characters are tremendously flawed with a very well done portrait of a woman in the throws of alcoholism. This is will entertain you and very likely keep your attention. It grabs from the beginning and doesn't really let go. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A tale of surprises - beautifully written. Harper Lee wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird" a favorite book of mine. This tale talks of uncomfortable discoveries and resolution. A very good read.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is a prequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird". Scout is 26 year old, working in NY and comes home for a visit. She learns that the people she once knew so well - family, neighbors and friends have subtly offered a different interaction with the Negroes. Due to the integration of schools, the residents actually now felt let down and left out in contrast to their previous protective approach of the Negroes.
Reviewed by: Kate from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- An interesting picture of the South in the late 50's after the Supreme Court decision on integration of schools. It presents the viewpoint that the South needed to have time to integrate at their pace. This is Atticus' viewpoint and Scout's, who is now 23 and living in New York. Many of the reviews paint Atticus as a racist, KKK person. I don't agree but having visited the South in the 60's and recently, I don't think they would have gradually moved to integrate.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Go Set A Watchman - Harper lee
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- It's a great next chapter of Scout's coming of age. I found it both full of history and full of hope. The writing IS draft-like, but I really loved the story.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


God Ain't Through Yet - Mary Monroe
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This author is a hoot. I was actually laughing out loud while reading this book. I plan to read more of her books. The characters she writes about are very real and you get into their crazy lives. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, it is fictional as some of the shenanigans are outrageous!
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- A well written clever book with a cast of self-absorbed, and in at least one case, psychotic characters, whom I found unappealing. I haven't seen the movie but since there is a movie it would seem this is the kind of book to write for today's market.
Reviewed by: Lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Grey - E L James
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- WOW. I love this version of the story. I hope she does this version with the next 2 books.
Reviewed by: Sam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Guest Cottage - Nancy Thayer
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Love her books.....this was no exception. Got my attention on page one. The story takes płace on Nantucket, where the author lives. A must read....
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hanging Mary - Susan Higginbotham
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A fictionalized account (based on facts)of the role Mary Surratt played in the Lincoln assassination. She was eventually tried, convicted and hung along with 3 other co-conspirators. This was an advanced reader copy - the book is coming out March 2016.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Heir of Fire - Sarah Maas
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book was well written, but still jumped from character to character, being confusing and frustrating. The story though, is wonderful; with the few main characters all playing different roles in their world. You will be dying to know what happens next.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Her Valentine Fantasy - Nancy Warren
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Loved this book
Reviewed by: Nicole from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Heroes are my Weakness - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- I enjoyed the mystery with some romance thrown in. Fun relaxing read that moves along quickly and you can complete in a day.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hide - Lisa Gardner
Four Star Rating       Fiction - thriller
- From the author of Love You More which was a One Book, One Valley selection a few years ago. Part of the same Detective DD Warren series. However, this book, written earlier, was better. Full of suspense until the end. Concept I found interesting was how could you escape to live under the radar and actually hide in today's society.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Home - Marilyn Robinson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Story of a prodigal son in the 1950s returned home after 20 years to find his father, a retired pastor, in failing health. Father has always held out hope and forgiveness for his wayward son, one of several of his offspring. Extremely well written. Story challenges your personal understanding of home, hope and faith. This is the second book I've read by this author; an author that I discovered as she is referred to by several other authors as having an influence on them.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Home - Marilyn Robinson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A book full of emotion and sense of place. The place is Gilead and the family is the Boughtons. Robinson creates a story of family, secrets, expectations, love, loss, grief, belief and unbelief, grace, forgiveness and love. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading Lila, another book about characters who live in the town of Gilead.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Honeymoons Can Be Murder - Connie Shelton
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- This is the 6th book in the Charlie Parker mystery series. The series is set in New Mexico. Charlie is a partner in an investigation firm with her brother. Her new husband is starting a helicopter business in New Mexico after moving there from Hawaii. In this book they are offered a 3 month helicopter charter contract in Taos, New Mexico along with a cabin to live in. While in Taos they become involved in several mysteries. The audio book from New Hampshire downloadable was good entertainment while walking or riding in the car.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Shade of the Jacaronda - Nilkki Arana
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Book two of a story. This novel deals with the difficult topic of a young couple whose first child is being followed closely in utero for a potential developmental disorder. Moving narrative about parents and grandparents struggle with idea of ending the pregnancy.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- It is 1987, and Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, NJ, where 30 years earlier, 3 separate plane crashes devastate the town. What happens to families, friends, and victims is the intervening years is the basis for this story. Judy Blume is well known for writing children's and coming of age books (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Are You There God, It's Me Margaret) which have been highly popular. This is her first venture into writing for adults.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I had never read a book by Judy Blume though my children had do so. This was an interesting read. Set in the past and telling the story of a teenager and how she handled horrible events and how it effect the lives around her. I look forward to reading more of her books for adults.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Insatiable Appetites - Stuart Woods
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is #32 in the Stone Barrington series. Insatiable Appetites is set in New York. It was nice to have Stone back in New York and see some of the familiar characters again. The book is typical light entertaining Stone Barrington mystery.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Inside the O'Briens - Lisa Genova
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great novel about a family with Huntington's Disease. I thought the book might be depressing, but it wasn't. I learned a lot about Huntington's disease and genetic testing.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Apocalyptic Drama
- Two teenaged sisters, living in the redwood forests of Northern California, face the breakdown of civilization and the collapse of society in this apocalyptic tale. Harvard-bound Nell and aspiring ballerina Eva must survive in a forest that becomes a prison, a paradise, an oasis, and a nightmare. I was torn between speeding through the pages to find out what would happen next and lingering over the breathtaking prose. Heartbreaking and haunting...these characters and their story will stay with you.
Reviewed by: Rebecca from Parchment Community Library (Michigan)


Juliet - Anne Fortier
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I enjoyed this book very much. It involved current time and the 1300's in Siena, Italy. Based on Romeo and Juliet of romance.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Kill Alex Cross - James Patterson
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Terroristic attacks and a high profile kidnapping keep investigators hopping. Patterson's short chapters and action packed story lines make this an easy summer beach read.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I haven't read a Jodi book in a long time. This book came highly recommended so I gave it a try. This is not typical Jodi. It's a book about an elephant sanctuary and a young girl looking for her missing mother. It is told from multiple points of view. Well researched.
Reviewed by: Luanne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Left neglected - Lisa Genova
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Written by the author of Still Alice, Left Neglected is the story of an unusual result of a head injury. I found it extremely interesting and well written.
Reviewed by: Andi from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Like We Used to Be - Jean Stubbs
One Star Rating       Fiction -
- I honestly don't know why I kept reading this book. Looking for a positive finish since the entire book had been everything but... Alas, the end was not better either.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Looking for Me - Beth Hoffman
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A second book about the south by this author and set in Charleston, one of my favorite cities. She is a talented writer.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Lucky Us - Amy Bloom
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- From Ohio to Hollywood to the outer boroughs of New York, Lucky Us follows the lives of several disparate characters connected by blood, choice, or circumstance as they wend their way through a variety of obstacles ranging from abandonment and betrayal to homophobia and the xenophobia of World War II, with a smattering of illness, injury, and identity crises along the way. Spare yet compelling language delivers a character-driven exploration of people and places not usually examined during this period of U.S. history. Not a demanding read, but deeper than merely diverting, Lucky Us gathers up the threads of complexity that entangle anyone trying to hold themselves together in the face of relationships and other human adversities.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Memories Can Be Murder - Connie Shelton
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- This is the fifth book in the Charlie Parker murder mystery series. The series is light summer reading that combines a mystery with a little romance. My enjoyment of the series has been increasing as I listen to each book. The series is set in Albuquerque and Charlie is female. The story is engaging enough that I find myself thinking about taking a walk, just so I can listen to the audio book.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Kerry Greenwood
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- There are many titles in this decadent, delightful mystery series and they should be read in order, starting with "Cocaine Blues". Each novel pulls you deeper into the post World War I world of the Honorable Phryne Fisher, a recently wealthy veteran ambulance nurse cum lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. As witty and erudite as P.G. Wodehouse, Kerry Greenwood marries the best of the genre with a thoroughly modernized femme fatale energy garbed in the height of 1920's couture. Whether flying planes, racing cars, or firing off her golden pistol, Phryne is everything one could hope for in sleuthing heroine... including an absolute abhorrence to letting anyone else do the saving. Bonus: there's a ripping television series on Netflix!
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Over-the-top melodramatic satire.
Reviewed by: Joel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mr. And Miss Anonymous - Fern Michaels
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- I was surprised I didn't like this book more but I didn't. It had intrigue, romance, and mystery which I like. However, the characters didn't feel real and the plot was too far fetched for me. The subject matter is fertility clinics.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha - Dorothy Gilman
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Lured away to Hong Kong to spy for Interpol. Many dangerous adventures. Very intriguing.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Murder on the QE2: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery - Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- A free trip on the QE2 to lecture leads to 2 murders, solved by her sleuthing and the help of a friend.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Necessary Lies - Diane Chamberlain
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great read about two people in rural NC during 1960s. Interesting history about social norms of the day. Very likeable characters.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- This is a story of survival during Hitler's Third Reich. The main character, a young French woman, helps downed pilots escape by leading them over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain. Many other brave characters are in the novel, as well.
Reviewed by: Andi from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Not the Killing Type - Lorna Barrett
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- This is the 7th book in Barrett's Booktown mysteries series. The series is set in a fictional New Hampshire town with many book stores. The main character, Tricia Miles, and her sister Angelica both own stores in town. Tricia has a knack for finding dead bodies and then solving the mystery. In addition to the mystery, there is a contentious Chamber of Commerce president election, and a wedding being planned. Barrett has created some interesting characters who recur in the series, however the book should be enjoyable without having read prior books in the series. The book is a simple summer mystery. It was a great audio book from NH Downloadables to listen to while walking.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Now You See Her - James Patterson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Absolutely the best Patterson book - exciting up to the last page!
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson Marshall Karp
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Patterson and .. tell a good story in a way that holds your attention. Always a quick read and one that entertains you.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


NYPD Red 3 - James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Patterson's newest book and as usual a quick summer read. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Paris Match - Stuart Woods
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Paris Match is a typical Stone Barrington book. Many of the characters from other Stuart Woods books appear in this book.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Partnerships Can Be Murder - Connie Shelton
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This is the third book in the Charlie Parker mystery series. Charlie is a 30ish single women who is in business with her brother. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and most of the books are set in the southwest. Charlie is a CPA and her brother is a PI. However, the books focus on murder investigations Charlie's curiosity prods her to solve usually at the the initial request of a friend. The mysteries are light easy reading. I downloaded the audio books from the NH downloads.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Partnerships Can Be Murder - Connie Shelton
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This is the third book in the Charlie Parker mystery series. Charlie is a 30ish single women who is in business with her brother. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and most of the books are set in the southwest. Charlie is a CPA and her brother is a PI. However, the books focus on murder investigations Charlie's curiosity prods her to solve usually at the the initial request of a friend. The mysteries are light easy reading. I downloaded the audio books from the NH downloads.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Perfect - Rachel Joyce
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a haunting book about love, loss and mental illness. The setting is rural England in the early 1970's and today. I found the book to be mysterious and thought-provoking. What is time? What is accidental? Does everything happen for a reason? Joyce develops likeable characters and has a beautiful, atmospheric style of writing. She describes the natural world (in this case an English moor and surrounding land) as if painting a landscape. Read this book for a story of the brokenness of all our lives and the redemptive power of love.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Persuader - Lee Child
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- A page turner not unlike all the previous Jack Reacher series. A fun read but he's not George Smiley.
Reviewed by: Chuck from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Plan B - Jonathon Tropper
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Easy read about 5 college friends dealing with life expectations and turning 30. Likeable characters with good resolutions. Pure Tropper humor, but falls a little short of his later works.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Precipice - Paul Doiron
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A good read. I have previously read his mysteries that take place in Maine. Not only is this and previous book of his a good read but along the way I learn more about the forest and wildlife of Maine. He shares his love of Maine and his gift of language in each of his books.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Radiant Angel - Nelson DeMille
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great story - a little unrealistic but anything by Nelson DeMille is good reading.
Reviewed by: Bill from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Red Handed - Shelly Bell
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Could not put the book down
Reviewed by: Nicole from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Remains of Innocence - J A Jance
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- It was fun to catch up with the characters and what has happened since the last book in the Joanna Brady series.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ripped - Sarah Morgan
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Could not stop reading kept me interested from beginning to end.
Reviewed by: Nicole from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The first book by this author and a good one. She has captured some of the complicated and often misunderstood relationships between southerners.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is one of those books that has been on my list for a while. I finally got to it and I am glad I did. Like much of his work, I appreciate the local feel of his books which are often take place in and around Boston. This was a fast read about a couple of federal marshals dispatched to an island housing an insane asylum. They are sent to locate a missing female patient. From there the mind twisting and plot twisting begins!Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Skin Collector - Jeffrey Deaver
Three Star Rating       Fiction - thriller
- I always enjoy the Lincoln Rhyme series. This was a good read. I just wish he didn't pull in so many extra twists, especially another character from the fringe of this story.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sleep Of Death - Anne Morice
Two Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- I was disappointed in this Mystery novel. I use to read Anne Morice years ago, so I guess my views of her books have changed. A short read but not a mystery for me.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Some Luck - Jane Smiley
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A generally appealing story about farm life in the 1920s forward after WWI and through WWII...The changes in farming. The effect of the wars and the accomplishments, failures and losses of one family. Relationships of family members with each other point out the farming work ethic of the parents and the changes in outlook re Farming etc. of their children. It's their everyday lives which are poignant in this story.
Reviewed by: Lucia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Speaking In Bones - Kathy Reichs
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I always await,with high anticipation, one of Kathy Reich's new books. And I was not disappointed. She always gives us an education with an interesting read. We go to the hills and exorcisms and a wild ride to a nail biting conclusion. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Summer Rental - Mary Kay Andrews
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Light romance - Quick read- Fun exchanges between the female characters- Made me chuckle.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


SUPPORT AND DEFEND - TOM CLANCY
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- ANOTHER BEST SELLER, PAGE TURNER BY THIS MASTER OF INTRIGUE....ONCE STARTED,PLAN ON A LATE NIGHT OF READING WITH A GLASS OF WINE ...PRES JACK RYAN'S NEPHEW "CARUSO" IS THE MAIN CHARACTER AND DOES SOME LONG DISTANCE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING TO DEAL WITH THE BAD GUYS...A GREAT READ!!!
Reviewed by: TOM from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Spy novel, sort of, as it has already occured & the spy is recounting events later in life. Sort of dry and slow-moving. Focused a lot on relationships, especially sexual encounters/interests that affected main character.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Children Act - Ian McEwan
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The focus is on a well thought of judge whose patient is a very smart teenage male. The family practices Seventh Day Adventist religion, which offers a dilemma when the decision needs to be made whether or not to accept a desperately needed blood transfusion essential for the child's cure.
Reviewed by: Kate from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Apple Orchard - Susan Wiggs
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I really have enjoyed all the books I have read by Susan Wiggs. This book takes place in California, Apple country. The premise is about a family that finally comes together after being apart and not even knowing about each other. The scenery, the characters, and the plot come alive the way Ms. Wiggs weaves this story.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I loved this book because it was so unique. The book was narrated in the perspective of a dog. It tells the story of a man and a dog's friendship. After you read this book, you will look at your own life differently.
Reviewed by: Grace from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Birthright - Janette Oke and T Davis Bunn
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Set during the beginning of the American Revolution. Involves a loyalist family that lives in Nova Scotia and their English relatives in London. Trips back and forth prior to the war. The main characters become heirs to a British Lord.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Fascinating depiction about two of King Henry of England's six wives, the young Katherine Howard and the Queen Anne (of Cleves) as well as a Boleyn widow. Fiction and drama combined with historical facts. Fun read.
Reviewed by: Jen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Bone Orchard - Paul Doiron
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Author presents an honest view of rural Maine. The story is interesting and keeps the reader involved. This is part of a series of the life of a Maine Game Warden.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a very enjoyable read about a Jewish girl born in 1900 and raised in the North End of Boston. Through Addie's story we learn about the struggles and triumphs so many women experienced in the early part of the 20th century. If you like historical fiction, you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Chaperone - Laura Moriarty
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- A historical perspective on life in America and the changes in society. Two female characters are developed as they work to meet their personal goals. The women are very different, yet they share some similarities as the story unfolds.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Children Act - Ian McEwan
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a powerful book about a relationship between dying boy and a childless lawyer. The seventeen year old boy, Adam, refuses treatment and a lawsuit ensues. It can be a bit wordy at times, but McEwan is a wonderful author.
Reviewed by: Luanne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Dark Horse - Craig Johnson
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Another great Sheriff Longmire series....Longmire is busy trying to stay alive, while proving that the person charged with the murder of a wealth rancher and others are trying to prevent him from succeeding.....A great read....
Reviewed by: Tom from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Death of Lucy Kyte - Nicola Upson
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- A writer by profession, the main character Josephine is bequeathed a rural cottage with an interesting history, including an ancient local murder over 100 years previous. The book is twisted and quite tedious also becomes tiresome and very repetitious.
Reviewed by: Kate from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Devils Star - Jo Nesbo
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- Excellent crime fiction. Intelligent.
Reviewed by: Robert from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Dream Lover - Elizabeth Berg
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- This is a historical fiction account of the life of Georges Sand and primarily an account of her attempt to write (all night was her usual routine) and to live a life free of the social constrictions of the period. She succeeded and had affairs with many lovers, including a long term relationship with Chopin. The book didn't deal with her literary output. I've never read anything by her and I note we have nothing in our library. The description of her various sexual encounters became rather boring.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- This book is the final in the 20th Century triology by Follett. Each book is really long but if you like historical fiction these are a treat. The author creates three families, American, English and Russian, to tell the century story so as you meet these characters you learn all about the major events of the 20th.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The English Spy - Daniel Silva
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The latest in this series is a fine quick read. The author keeps developing the characters and it is fun to watch them age. The lead Israeli character finishes this book and is about to be appointed as Chief of Israeli intelligence. This should stop his activities in the field. Will be interesting to see if there is another book or is the end of the series.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Fixer Upper - Mary Kay Andrews
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Enjoyable fast read about a young lady's trials in the area of Washington lobbying, who, in some disgrace, leaves and undertakes the fixer up house and her career.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Her first novel and a great thriller. Very well developed female characters. Interesting twists in relationships throughout the story line. An English writer so use of words and slang is culturally interesting. I listened to the book on CD so the accents give the story a sense of place. Look forward to her next book.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- The writing is mesmerizing! A heartbreaking litany of love, friendship and obsession!
Reviewed by: Jane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Golly-Whopper Games - Jody Feldman
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Children's Fiction
- This is a story about a boy named Gil Goodson who wants to win the Golly-Whopper Games. The games are run by the Golly Toy Company. The prizes for the winners include a college scholarship and other "stupendous prizes." Exactly eighteen months and two days before the story starts, there was an incident where Gild's dad is accused of something he didn't do. Because of this incident, kids have been mean to Gil. While he is trying to get into the Games, Gil meets a girl named Bianca. They both get into the Games. Later in the Games, they play on the same team. For the Games, participants had to answer a lot of questions about the Golly Toy Company. I found this book was easy to read: there were not many words I did not understand.
Reviewed by: Zachary from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queens Champion - Elizabeth Chadwick
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Historical fiction, which is a blend of true facts and some fictional accounts. True story William Marshall, knight and the first Earl of Pembroke. Rose in the ranks from very humble beginning though his bravery and intelligence to win much respect from the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Excellent true love story with chivalry and romance. Very interesting historical facts and events occur through his life. Real life descendants include future kings of England and Scotland as well as Winston Churchill!
Reviewed by: KAREN from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Set in SC low country, Clayton & Liz Waters have lots of challenges and disappointments in their family. Daughter Ashley seems content to only work occasionally while attempting to break into the art world, gay son Ivy has moved in with his Asian lover, James, and Liz's 80 year old feisty mother, Maisie, has taken up with her 65 year old "driver", Skipper. Lots of challenges to the family dynamics, some hilarious, some frustrating, but everything comes together satisfactorily in the end.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Language of Bees - Laurie King
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- The ninth installment in King's superlative Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, 'The Language of Bees' reveals more of Holmes' past with the appearance of his adult son. The series began in 1994 with "The Bee-Keeper's Apprentice," in which the then 15-year-old Russell meets the retired Holmes. They realize they are kindred spirits despite their difference in age and after several years elapse, they marry. Every book is filled with mystery and adventure. 'The Language of Bees' was less satisfying than the other books for me because Russell and Holmes are separated much of the time. This lack is balanced, however, by Holmes' brother Mycroft, who is always a treat. If you like classic Sherlock Holmes stories, try the Russell/Holmes series!
Reviewed by: Teresa from Parchment Community Library (Michigan)


The Leviathan Effect - James Lillieford
Four Star Rating       Fiction - thriller
- Science=weather technology employed in espionage/ world power billions thriller
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy - Rachel Joyce
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Written by the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, this book follows the story of Queenie Hennessy, a character in the Fry book. This is a novel about life and death. It is about community and relationships. It is a book that affirms that humans are complicated and carry their past with them through the present and into the future. The book affirms that we are made of both the sorrows and joys of our life. I found the book to be a beautiful, gentle story about loss, love, redemption and joy. I recommend reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry first. The books are companion stories.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Nightingale - Kristen Hannah
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- This is one of the best books I have read in recent weeks. It had me totally captivated from the very beginning. We have relatives who lived in Belgium during the Occupation but I have never lived it as vividly as when I read this book about the German occupation of France.
Reviewed by: Susan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Novel Habits of Happiness - Alexander McCall Smith
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I LIKE all of his books but especially the Isabelle Dalhousie series. He loves his city, Edinborough, and the people he writes about. Isabelle is the editor and owner of a journal that publishes articles by philosophers. She also solves mysteries in an effort to help people. Reading him is like having tea with a friend and musing about life and its visitudes
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Passage - Justin Cronin
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- An epic battle over 100 years against viral mutants and the 10% remaining of the human race.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


THE ROSIE PROJECT - Graeme Simsion
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- What a fun read! You will find yourself laughing out loud as you read this book. It is the story of quirky, socially challenged professor, Don Tillman, who designs his own "wife project" to find his perfect mate. Along comes Rosie who fits absolutely none of Don's criteria. Then the fun begins. I highly recommend THE ROSIE PROJECT.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Scarlet Lion - Elizabeth Chadwick
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- 3rd book in the "Historical Fiction" series on the life of William Marshall (see previous review on "The Greatest Knight".) This book continues from about early to mid adulthood to the death of William Marshall at an old age. I would read this series again and I rarely read books twice. There are a few other books in this series if you go to this link it will list them: http://www.goodreads.com/series/51423-william- marshal
Reviewed by: KAREN from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the sea of monsters - rick riordan
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- this is a good book, but i didn't like it as much as the other ones in the series. My favorite part was when the cyclops tries to marry Clarrise. this series is a must read.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Search Trials - James Dashner
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fast paced and exciting, leaves you on the edge of your seat! Great cliffhanger and leaves the reader questioning all the characters.
Reviewed by: Jane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- If you pick up "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert, you might expect a book similar to her "Eat, Pray, Love". You would be very, very wrong. This is an entirely deeper level of literary artistry that, while completely readable and enjoyable, takes you on a probing, lyrical, fascinating journey of two generations of botanists: a impoverished English man who builds a fortune around his adventures in tropical botany and his daughter, who forges her own path from Philadelphia to Tahiti through the jungles of desire, frustration, duty, and discovery. An utterly absorbing, exquisitely unique take on everything from aspirin to mysticism, orchids to mosses, celibacy to self-actualization.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Singing Stones - Phyllis Whitney
One Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- Not one of her better mysteries. All just too silly for my tastes. The characters, the villain, just a bore for all her previous novels, or should I say, in spite of her long lists of titles.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Bookstore owner, A. J. Fikry is mourning his wife's death and declining book sales. When a baby is left on the bookstore's steps, his life and the bookstore is suddenly rejuvenated. In no time the shelves are restocked with wonderful picture books and various book clubs start up. Integrated in the story are lots of book suggestions. A very quirky book that any book lover will enjoy.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Summer I Dared - Barbara Delinsky
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Involves the emotional trials people go through when they survive an accident in which most everyone else dies. Also, a bit of suspense and a bit of romance. Things work out for all in the end.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Truth According to Us - Annie Barrows
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Eccentric but delightful story about a spoiled US senator's daughter who is sent to rural West Virginia to write a history of a depression era rural town. Fantasy mixes with reality as secrets are revealed about upstanding, well known citizens. Written by the author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Set in the United Kingdom, this is a story of inner and outer pilgrimage. Harold Fry is a likeable main character through which we discover what it means to be human and open to the unexpected. It explores the value of solitude and community. It touches on being open to encounters with strangers and the gifts that such encounters can bring. The story takes the reader from the south coast of England to Scotland. We are invited to meet a variety of characters that share different lenses on the human condition. The book is funny, profound, and touching.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Winds of Sonoma - Nikki Arana
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- The story though somewhat fiction is based on the author's life. A nice romance and love overcoming background and class as well as culture.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a reread for me from 40 years ago but I wanted to read it again before I read Harper Lee's newly released novel. And it wasn't a disappointment. It was as good as I remembered and still one of my most favorite books. Even after so many years, it hasn't lost its poignancy. I look forward to reading Go Set a Watchman.
Reviewed by: Susan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Top Secret 21 - Janet Evanovich
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Another fun adventure with Stephanie Plum ... Lula, Range Man and Morelli are in great form.Lots of rocket launchers being launched into cars and apartment buildings .....A FUN READ.
Reviewed by: Betsy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Toxic Bachelors - Danielle Steele
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fun read. Features 3 bachelors who hold out for the "perfect mate." Of course they are mostly filthy rich or talented artists with ladies galore available to them- Happy ending, at least.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Treasures - Belva Plain
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Ms. Plain writes great stories about families. Long after you have read them, you may think of one of her characters. That's how engrossed you become with them. This book is no exception. It takes place in the 1970's through the 80's, which is fun. I didn't want this book to end as I enjoyed the characters, their trials and joys.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Twice In a Blue Moon - Patricia Moyes
Four Star Rating       Fiction - mystery
- I've been reading Patricia Moyes for years. British old style detective stories and this one was a good one. Borrowed from another library but worth the wait.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- If you're in the mood for a feel-good "popcorn" story, the kind that would star Diane Lane were it a movie, then this book will do nicely. Ostensibly an amnesia tale about a woman who wakes up ten years later on in her life to a situation overflowing with circumstances and relationships unlike any she had ever anticipated for herself, the book is also clearly a parable for that all too common mid-life experience of wondering how on earth one has strayed so far from one's younger dreams, plans, and understanding of self. There's nothing unexpected in where Alice ends up at the end of her adventure, but her trip through a personal and professional Wonderland of white middle class female experiences offers some moments of pithy insights.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Soon to be a movie, if it already isn't, this is a perfect light summer read. This book is about a woman who bumps her head when she falls off an exercise bike and "lands" in her life ten years prior. It kept my attention, i enjoyed the plot twists, and it was a quick read. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When I Found You - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I loved this book. It is the story of a 50 year old man who finds a baby in the woods. This book is about trust an commitment. It was a real page turner.
Reviewed by: Luanne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When will there be good news - Kate Atkinson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- The proof of the proverbial pudding is that reading this book constantly took me away from my chores.
Reviewed by: Chuck from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Where They Found Her - Kmberley McCreight
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- If you want to be completely entertained, read this book. The 5 stars is not because this is any great literary work that will go down as one of the classics. The 5 stars is because its a fun thriller that grabs you from the beginning and keeps on going! Great character development and surprising twists. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Where We Belong - Emily Giffin
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A woman who gave up a child for adoption is visited by her daughter 18 years later. Both characters are forced to re-examine their lives and relationships.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Whispers - Belva Plain
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This novel was about spousal abuse and all the people it affects. The whole family was affected, not just the wife, who was the victim. Fortunately, it had a happy ending. This isn't always the case but it is fiction.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Wicked Charms - Janet Evanovich
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Continuation of the Lizzie and Diesel novels. Fast paced, slightly magical, comical, good summer read.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Winter Solstice - Rosamunde Pilcher
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A friend told me this was her favorite Rosamunde Pilcher story. I can see why. It was a delightful read. The main characters were great. Someone you'd enjoy an afternoon tea and chat with.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Wool - Hugh Howey
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Science Fiction
- One of the best books I've read this summer. Dystopian world where everyone lives in large underground silos until they start questioning why they live there. Slow intro, takes about 150 pages before it gets really interesting.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


World Gone By - Dennis Lehane
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- Post WWII, Tampa Florida, the Mob and Dennis Lehane as the author. What more could you want in a good read. Brutal - frightening and fast moving.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


You Against Me - Jenny Downing
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book was extraordinarily written from the perspective of both sides of a horrific crime. When the two sides collide and become friends (actually really good friends), trouble happens in court, and it is difficult to take sides. I would recommend this book to a mystery lover who enjoys a great deal of romance.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


NonFiction Reviews - Sorted by Title

1491- Charles Mann
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Well written history of native in America prior to arrival of the pilgrims....Although it takes a while to read because of amount of data to remember.
Reviewed by: TOM from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



700 Sundays- Billy Crystal
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- The title refers to the number of Sundays the author had with his father before his father's early death. Very funny in spots and sad in others.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


And the Good News Is...- Dana Perino
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- While Ms. Perino is relatively young, her time as a presidential press secretary for President Bush gives her insights and experiences far beyond her years. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not only for its optimism, but for the stories about President Bush. It is refreshing to read a book about a happy, grateful person who remains loyal to the people who have been good to her along the way. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


And the Good News Is...- Dana Perrino
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Interesting read although I am left unsure how she got her start in politics.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ayn Rand- Anne Heller
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- A long, interesting biography of the iconic champion of individual rights.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bettyville- George Hodgson
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- New York writer returns home to the tiny town in Missouri where he grew up to help his mother in the last stage of her life. Touching and frequently hilarious.
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bird by Bird- Anne Lamott
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Annie Lamott is wit and wisdom personified. Reading her work is like mainlining truths large and small. She is relentlessly honest about her own foibles and reliably inspirational about ways to face out own. This particular book focuses on how to live the life of a writer, but it is riddled with insights and laugh out loud lines for anyone who is a less than perfect pursuer of creativity, productivity, or relationships with other less than perfect humans.
Reviewed by: Sylvie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Godl at the 1936 Berlin Olympics- Daniel James Brown
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- The true story of Joe Rantz, literally abandoned as a child, rises above his challenges to become part of a team that competes in the 1936 Berlin ally pics. Hugely inspirational.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dog Songs- Mary Oliver
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Poetry
- A collection of poems about dogs by poet Mary Oliver. She writes about the every day and the ordinary as she observes her world. She loves her dogs and finds them to be great companions and friends. Summer is a good time to read poetry... Small chunks of words. These poems will amuse you - whether you are a dog person or not.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution- Robert Atkins
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I had put some weight on after moving here two years ago. I was discouraged and a friend told me about this book. Years ago I had looked at it but now I was ready and actually studying it and the scientific evidence at the beginning of the book made sense. My friend is a personal trainer and if she liked it, I thought I would try. So far, so good. One week and I am down 7 pounds. Now the loss will slow down but the good part is I am not starving.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dreams of Joy- Lisa See
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- An engrossing look at national identity and idealism from two different generations in China during the Great Leap Forward.
Reviewed by: Isabel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Family Scrapbook-Von Trapp- Fred Bronson
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- If you like The Sound of Music you will like the story of the filming-written by the Von Trapp children.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gamble at Iliamna- Ted Gerken
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Very interesting story about a man and his wife who took over and expanded a hunting and fishing camp at Lake Iliamna in Alaska, I believe the the 70s-80s. True story. Great representation of the struggles and hardships faced in Alaska and the challenges of only being reachable by bush planes.
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside his own Body- Martin Pistorious
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I picked this book up at the Freedom Public Library as a "maybe read" as we were expecting some rain. Am I glad I did! I practically read it in one sitting. This is the true story of Martin Pistorious. At age 12, Martin came home with a sore throat and quickly his condition decompensated. He would spend the next ten years, many of those fully aware, with no ability to communicate. In a case of extreme misfortune, those who loved and cared for him (and those who abused him) did not know he was mentally present. While this book is heartbreaking and very difficult to read in parts, it is ultimately a tremendous story of faith and courage and I would highly recommend it. You will be uplifted! Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


God's Bankers- Gerald Posner
Two Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I was expecting the story of the late 2000s bank scandal at the Vatican. The first 200 pages start with the Popes in 700 AD and go forward. The author has trouble focusing on banking but devotes much time to the Holocaust, the Vatican's involvement in the Cold War, etc. I did manage to plod through.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated world- Joey Graceffa
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- An amazing read! This is an auto-biography of Joey's life, that talks about his struggles as a child, to his first experiences with love, as well as his Youtube life. After each chapter, he offers tips to help with whatever situation he had spoken of. Overall, it is a great read and it keep you hooked until the end.
Reviewed by: Julia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Kingdom of Ice- Hampton Sides
Two Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Describes a voyage by the US to reach the North Pole and discover the Northwest Passage. The effort ends when the ship is trapped in the ice for almost two years. Finally the ship is abandoned and the crew heads for Russia. The 3 teams become separated and all eventually reach the shore. I found the book a bit of a slog.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Last Words- George Carlin
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A humorous autobiography published after Carlin's death. The book contains excerpts of many of his memorable comedy routines.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mocking Jay Next Door- Maya Miller
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Why would they end up in different nursing homes? I loved this story.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Moneyball- Michael Lewis
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A well written, humorous story about the Oakland Athletics building a winning team with a small budget emphasizing player's statistics over scouting reports.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


On the Move: A Life- Oliver Sacks
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - memoir
- An autobiography of the famous neurologist whose books about his patients have made him famous. His brilliance, as well as that of many of his relatives(Al Capp, Abba Eben,etc), and his work with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro while making the film of "Awakening" make for very interesting reading.
Reviewed by: Lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Oregon Trail- Rinker Buck
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Who knew you could still do this? Fascinating!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir- Wednesday Martin
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- An interesting takedown of Manhattan's Upper East Side done with a great deal of humor. She also uses Jane Goodall's research to study her neighbors and friends. Very amusing and funny, especially if you are familiar with this sub-culture of NYC.
Reviewed by: Susan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Red Notice- A True Story of High Finance, Murder,and One Man's Fight for Justice- Bill Browder
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This book was by far the best I have read this summer and in a long while for that matter. The author is the Founder of Hermitage Foundation which was making billions in the Russian Markets. When he wouldn't play along with the corruption that is Russia, his finance attorney was ultimately murdered. He spends his time seeking justice for his attorney through a trail that leads all the way to Putin and the White House. I do not have a finance background so I appreciated that this is written more like a political thriller and in plain English. I could not put it down! Riveting- read this book! Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga- Pamela Newkirk
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I read a review on this recent release and was immediately astonished and intrigued. I was amazed that this could happen, and even more so that I had never heard about it. This is a true story! This is a story of a young Congolese man stolen from Africa for display in the 1904 St Louis World's Fair and then later placed on display in the monkey house in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. A thought provoking story that will leave you thinking and likely disturbed that this is not too far in the past. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Stiff. Curious LIves of Human Cadavers- Mary Roach
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This quirky book is not for the squeamish and is full of 'did I really need/want to know that?' Moments, nonetheless, I found it interesting and I appreciated the author's humor which she injects throughout. This book has very distinct/separate topics in each chapter, so it is the type of book you can easily read while also reading something 'lighter.' Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Still Foolin' 'Em- Billy Crystal
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - memoir
- The first chapter is hilarious. Next is the story of his life and how tough it is to mąke it as a comedian. A wife that stuck by him through his struggles. He is one of a kind.
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boys in the Boat- Daniel James Brown
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This book offers intersting information as well as "edge of your seat" approach when the 1936 Olympics results are inch by inch revealed. The next Olympics I shall be sure to watch the team rowers.
Reviewed by: Kate from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boys In the Boat- Daniel James Brown
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is an excellent story about the Univ of Washington rowing team. The team goes east and competes against against Harvard, Yale, etc. and wins. They go to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and win the gold medal. Excellent story of each member and the coach.
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boys in the Boat- Daniel James Brown
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Fascinating book. It lived up to all the raves I have heard. The book is non-fiction, but reads like a novel. There are many facets of the story. The main story chronicles the University of Washington's 8 man crew team's quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Joe's family life, living through the depression, the rise of Germany prior to WWII, the stories of travel in the 1930's make the book much more than a story about boys who row crew.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Center of the Universe- Nancy Bachrach
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- Excellent memoir. Well written. Almost unbelievable. Humorous, poignant, moving.
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Disappearing Spoon- Sam Kean
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This book wasn't very good, but had some interesting parts. I really enjoyed the "science and war theme," too. Great book for scientists.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Measure of a Man- Martin Greenfield
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- The true story of a man who was the only member of his family to survive Auschwitz. He eventually immigrated to America to live with an uncle and was trained to be a tailor. As an adult, he made custom suits for several well known actors and eventually worked in the White House, creating tailor-made suits for several presidents.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Men Who United the States- Simon Winchester
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- From the Lewis and Clark expedition to the advent of television (geological surveys, canals and railroads in between) - a fascinating look at the many unsung adventurers who brought America together. (Many real characters here.)
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Narrow Road to the Deep North- Richard Flanagan
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- One of the best books I've ever read- about an Australian surgeon before, during and after his imprisonment in a WWII Japanese labor camp. A thought-provoking examination of how people manage to rise to the occasion.
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust- Edith Hahn Beer
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is a memoir of a well educated Viennese woman who was raised in privilege and was denied her law degree because of her Jewish heritage. Upon Hitler's rise to power, her family scattered and she was sent to a work camp for 6 months. Upon returning to Vienna, she immediately went into hiding. A Christian friend provided her with a new identity and she escaped to Munich with a new name. The story continues throughout WWII and afterwards. I literally read this almost in one sitting....an amazing story of courage and resilience.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Northern Lights- Lucy Jago
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Really interesting. Reads like fiction but very informative.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Oregon Trail- Rinker Buck
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- When I read a non-fiction work, for me its worth is gauged on what I learn from it. I certainly learned a bit about the trail and its history. It really peaked my interest regarding future vacation plans. I really could have done without the rants against religion, conservatives, and law enforcement though. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading about his trip, I know I probably wouldn't have lasted a mile on it with him! Great read for history buffs and travelers alike. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Wright Brothers- David McCullough
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- If I had not read this excellent book I would always have thought that the Wright Brothers had managed to fly 53 seconds in N.C once and for all. When actually the brothers over four years went on to refine the plane and the process and also to maintain contracts with England and France and finally with the US military. They were insightful, brilliant and persistent correcting all flaws.
Reviewed by: Kate from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Wright Brothers- David McCullough
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Historian David McCullough (Truman, John Adams), has written another highly readable biography. Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in a normal, midwestern family. Neither brother was highly educated; instead their parents encouraged their curiosity. Both brothers were perfectionists when it came to tackling the concept of flying. In spite of their lack of formal education, they also had an excellent business sense. And when the U.S. Initially did not take their success seriously, they took their plane to France to get more backing there. Both men were confident and focused on the end result of all their hard work. Any of David amcCullough's books are terrific and this one is no exception.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Wright Brothers- David McCullough
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A fascinating history of the early days of aviation. I had assumed that the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, the world went crazy and they were recognized. As this book points out, it was several years before Americans recognized their flight. They were recognized in France and then Europe before here. The author also develops the Wright Brothers and their father and sister as solid, hard working people. When one recognizes the engineering and theory involved in the design of wings, controls, etc. one must be amazed at the Wright Brothers
Reviewed by: Michael from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Year of Living Biblically- AJ Jacobs
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Read it- could do this for a week- not a year!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Watch Me- Anjelica huston
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- This is a beautifully written memoir. She shares the people, places and times that helped form her as a person, actress, daughter and wife. Her famous father John Huston, life partners, acting roles and life's surprises as shared in this book, shows how she indeed became a complex and interesting soul.
Reviewed by: Irene from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


We Were Brothers:A Memoir- Barry Moser
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - memoir
- Barry Moser is familiar to me as a children's book illustrator (My Dog Rosie, I am the Dog, I am the Cat, Our New Puppies). This memoir is an honest confession of a troubled relationship between him and his only brother - a virtual lifetime of dislike for each other. Compounding that is the fact that they grew up in the segregated south with Barry seeing early on how difficult it was for him to come to terms with the inequality (he left the south as an adult and lives in MA) and his brother seeing the exact opposite. The brothers finally find reconciliation 8 years before Tom's death and spend a great deal of time "catching up" on those lost years. I read an advanced reader's copy - the book comes out in Oct.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


We Wish to Inform you that Tomorrow we will be Killed with our Families- Philip Gourevitch
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Every time someone asked me what I was reading, I always dreaded the question. It is a depressing title that always generated a conversation. This book is about the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which the government ordered 800,000 Tutsis killed by their Hutu neighbors, teachers, friends etc. The majority of this loss occurred over a 3 month period but obviously the effects last to this day. A difficult, but important book. I recommend if you read it, that you perhaps have a lighter book that you can read between sittings. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Welfare Brat- Mary Childers
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- Very readable real-life story about growing up in the Bronx in a family on welfare and the author's determination to better herself and get out of the neighborhood and circumstances in which she grew up.
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


What the Dog Saw- Malcolm Gladwell
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A series of Gladwell's articles grouped by common themes. Learning points abound from business, to training a dog. As always, a good read.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When a Crocodile Eats the Sun- Peter Godwin
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- Memoir about growing up in Zimbabwe- family connections, revelations. Fascinating, as I have read several books about growing up in Africa. Africa seems to produce good writers and people who feel a blood connection to the land, its people and its flora and fauna.
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When Boston Won the World Series- Bob Ryan
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I liked this book because I love my baseball. I also liked this because it has all the great baseball players, like Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Ted Williams. I recommend this book to all baseball lovers.
Reviewed by: Liam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When I was Puerto Rican- Esmeralda Santiago
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- A girl starts her life in Puerto Rico. She is the oldest in her family. She is the one the story follows. The book is about her life in Puerto Rico and later New York.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Whitey Bulger- Kevin Cullen Shelley Murphy
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Cullen & Murphy, two Boston Globe reporters, tell the complete and fully researched story of the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. The two amazing parts of the story are Bulger hid for 16 years and his brother, Billy Bulger, was one of the most successful politicians in Massachusetts. Much more to learn and a fascinating story.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Wild- Cheryl Strayed
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I enjoyed the book. I have not seen the movie, but had knew something of the story. The idea for long distance hiking does not really appeal to me, but it was interesting to see what motivated one women to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone.
Reviewed by: sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Yes Please- Amy Poehler
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- Funny memoir type book. An interesting look into a comedy actor's life.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Teen Reviews - Sorted by Title

13 Little Blue Envelopes - by Maureen Johnson
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- In 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Ginny receives mysterious envelopes with instructions to fly from her New Jersey home to England from her Aunt Peg...who died 3 months ago. When she opens one envelope she must follow the instructions before opening the next one. Struggling to find herself and come to terms with her eccentric Aunt's death, Ginny takes a journey all around Europe, following the path her Aunt took while finding herself, coming to terms with her own illness. With no idea where Ginny is headed next Ginny learns about her true self and learns to trust others. This book was exciting to read and hard to put down. The adventure Ginny took was exciting and emotional and the reader can really feel it. I greatly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)



American Beauty (The A-List) - by Zoey Dean
Four Star Rating       Teens - Series Fiction
- It's graduation time for many kids. That means parties and a lot of goodbyes. Despite the celebrations, Anna isn't in a party mood. Ben has been very distant and secretive and she's worried. Maybe her father's hot tattooed intern, Caine, will take her mind off Ben for awhile. Ever since her kiss with Parker, Sam has been making a big play for Eduardo's heart again. And Cammie? She couldn't care less about graduation if she tried. But when an old secret about her mother's death comes up, she'll stop at nothing to find out the truth. I liked this book because it was funny and relatable. I would recommend this book since it's charming and full of surprises!
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Are You Alice? #1 - by Ikumi Katagiri and Ai Ninonmiya
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Great manga, first in the series. It has it's own twist to Alice in Wonderland, and it is amazing! Instead of Alice being a girl, this time it's a boy! And he has to kill the White Rabbit! It's action packed and a lovely read!
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Burnt Orange: Color Me Wasted - by Melody Carlson
Three Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Amber is the local Pastor's daughter so it's her duty to go to parties and 'witness' to those who go and get drunk, right? According to her best friend, Simi, wrong! Eventually Amber learns the danger of what is referred to as "barroom evangelism" as she is faced with the harsh realities of alcoholism in herself as well as friends. This book had a good plot and lots of interesting characters but it seemed to drag on in parts. Okay overall.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Cinder - by Marissa Meyer
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This the classical Cinderella story in a way you never imagined before. Cinder is a cyborg in New Beijing works as a mechanic for her evil stepmother Adri. After meeting the prince at her shop she must decide if her wants and needs are more important then her countries.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Confessions of a Hollywood Star - by Dyan Sheldon
Five Star Rating       Teens - Realistic/Comedy Fiction
- It's the end of senior year for Lola Cep and her Deadwood...er, Dellwood...cohorts. A time to move on with life and put away petty things and prepare for a new step in life away from home--college. Right? Well, you know Lola... Heartbroken about not being able to afford her dream college in England, Lola finds reassurance in her thespianism when she learns that a major Hollywood movie will be shot right in Dellwood over the summer! Everything seems to be going her way when she tells her classmates she's going to have a role in the film, and Carla Santini's scheduled to be out of the country at the time! That is, until Lola opens her big mouth... Out of the series, this one turned out to be my favorite and it was never a boring read.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Cruel Beauty - by Rosamund Hodge
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This is a great book. It takes a story of Beauty and the Beast and twists it, giving an even deeper back story and a charming new villain. Through the book you will question everything that you have already learned from it, and guess at what is real.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dangerous Girls - by RL Stine
Four Star Rating       Teens - Horror/Suspense
- This book is about two sisters named Livvy and Destiny that go to summer camp and come back as half vampires. The process was never fully done so if they can't find the restorer or drink the blood of the vampire that bit them they will go crazy. We learn that one of the sisters has been turned fully and that she also had killed their two friends Bree and Courtney. I loved this book and I would recommend it to a friend, it was a good book, no doubt about it.
Reviewed by: Maggie from Parchment Community Library (Michigan)


Dangerous Girls 2: The Taste of Night - by RL Stine
Four Star Rating       Teens - Horror/Suspense
- This book is about two sisters, Destiny and Livvy. Livvy is a vampire and Destiny was going to be one but got turned back just in time. Destiny is determined to turn her twin sister back into a human and have Mike, her little brother, normal again. Ever since Livvy "ran away," Mike has acted out, acting like a vampire and not going outside. Livvy turned a guy she liked (Ross) into a vampire so they could be together forever. When he gets staked and dies, Livvy thinks Destiny did it. But Destiny had tried to warn Ross before the attack happened. To get back at Destiny, Livvy is going to turn her boyfriend into a vampire and Patrick (Livvy's new boyfriend) is going to turn Destiny into one. I loved this book and would recommend it.
Reviewed by: Maggie from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Dramarama - by E Lockhart
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Finally away from their boring lives in Ohio, Sadye and Demi attend a performing arts summer camp. Being filled with a plethora of references to songs and musicals any thespian or theatre-goer can relate to and enjoy. Personally, I had picked this book out in a hurry and planned on reading a few chapters after a hectic day but I found the book very hard to put down. So I didn't. And I stayed up til 3:03 a.m. reading it and read the whole thing. Being involved with theatre I could really understand the way Sadye, the narrator, thought and I felt for her. Plus I have always wanted to go to a performing arts camp so I got to go vicariously through the book. Plus, the whole story fits with the theme of expressing yourself. Good hurried choice!
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Faerie Lord - by Herbie Brennan
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was pretty good. At times it could be confusing, as it switched back and forth from different character's perspectives. But overall, it was intriguing and suspenseful. It was a well written conclusion to the series.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fly on the Wall - by E Lockhart
Three Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Faced with the divorce of her parents, a best friend who is drifting away, and a major crush on a guy who seems to not even notice her, Gretchen Yee has one wish--To be a fly on the wall of the boy's locker room. One day, her wish becomes a reality and the quest to learn about boys commences as she also figures out how to turn back into a human. This book was a quick read with an interesting plot but it left a few loose ends, the most penetrating one being how the heck did she turn into a fly anyways? Also I wish that the author had expanded more in the end. Okay overall.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Geek Girl - by Holly Smale
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- This hilarious comedy tells us about a geek turned model Harriet Manners who battles her own and her family's doubts about her choice of career. She finds herself becoming fashions favorite model and betraying her best friend's trust.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Geek High - by Piper Banks
Three Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- When Miranda Bloom's mother leaves for England to study for a book she's writing, Miranda is forced to live with her father, step-mother, and step-sister (the former two known not so affectionately as "Demon" and "Demon Spawn"). What doesn't help her situation is that Miranda attends a school for the academically talented because she is a math genius (something she finds useless since people have calculators and all) while her step-sister is a walking Barbie Doll. When one of her best friends starts a gossip-blog about the school, Miranda is accused of being the ghostwriter, and she is blackmailed into planning The Snowflake, a dance that is the bane of the student body's social life. It was an okay read, nothing too special or extraordinary.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Girls That Growl - by Mari Mancusi
Four Star Rating       Teens - Horror/Suspense
- I loved this book. It was really good. Rayne has been asked to become a cheerleader. Well not asked really but if she doesn't she is dead. So now Rayne is a cheerleader, a slayer, and a vampire. She gets on with a little help of blackmail. Typical Rayne. The cheerleaders have heard growling and a football player has come up missing. Rayne cheers and as she leaves the locker room the door locks and she hears growling and a whole bunch of chaos. When her boyfriend Jereth comes to help he opens up the doors and the room is a mess. Jereth and Rayne go to England to get an antidote, but not before Rayne gets kidnapped and almost killed.
Reviewed by: Maggie from Parchment Community Library (Michigan)


Girls Under Pressure - by Jacqueline Wilson
Two Star Rating       Teens - Series
- Ellie is tired of the way she looks compared to her friends and begins dieting, which quickly turns into an eating disorder somewhere between anorexia and bulemia. Girls Under Pressure was good to read but I thought Ellie's recovery from the whole ordeal was a little unrealistic, a sort of snap right out of it with no problems unrealistic. I'm not so sure if I will read the other books in the series or not.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


I Know It's Over - by CK Kelly Martin
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- This book is about a boy named Nick who is struggling in life. That is before Sasha steps into the picture. Nick finds himself in a neck-deep relationship with Sasha, but more heartbreak occurs when Sasha breaks up with him. Then weeks later, she turns up and tells Nick that she's pregnant. With his emotions and hopes crashing in around him, Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can't stop caring for, the girl who insists that it's still over. I really liked this book because it warns you that if you're going to have a really physical relationship which includes sex in it, that you need to take it seriously or this could happen to you.
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


I so don't do makeup - by Barrie Summy
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was very slow at first, but once it picked up, the story line was better. I feel that the whole plot was okay, but could have been better. It is geared toward a pre-teen and/or teen crowd. Overall, a good book, but just too slow.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Will Always Write Back - by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Grandaa
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- "I Will Always Write Back" was such an inspiring book. It tells the story of a girl from the USA who gets a pen pal from Zimbabwe. While you read, you see the differences in culture. This is probably one of the best books I have ever read.
Reviewed by: Grace from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


If We Kiss - by Rachel Vail
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic/Romantic Fiction
- This insane book is about a girl named Charlie who finds herself in a crazy situation: she's falling for a boy who is off limits. Why, you may ask? Well, first: her best friend is completely interested in him and soon after, her friend gets up the nerve to ask him out. And he says yes. Second: as if things weren't bad enough, her mother starts dating her crush's dad. But Charlie can't help but wonder, What would happen if we kiss? What I liked about this book was the voice that it had and how I could relate to it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read at all and not for specific reasons.
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


I'll give you the sun - by Jandy Nelson
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This was the BEST book I have read all year! It has so many unexpected twists and turns. i love how everybody is almost related, and I was so sad when it was over. I emailed the author I liked it so much!
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Looks - by Madeleine George
Five Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Meghan Ball and Aimee Zorn seem like polar opposites in appearance. One uses food to escape the daily miseries of school while the other uses the lack of food. One is skeleton thin while the other is morbidly obese. What do they have in common? They are both so obvious they are invisible. Past secrets, a teacher-student scandal, and a poetry contest gone wrong unite the two girls in a scheme to right the wrongs in their lives. The inside leaflet of the book reads "...as elegantly written as a poem and as painfully honest as your own diary." And boy, is that right. No words I could say...or type...could possibly give a review better that could say it better than that. Greatly recommended.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


North of Beautiful - by Justina Chen Headley
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was wonderful! I love how Terra tries to find herself without covering up, and how she follows her mother's actions near the end of the book. It grew confidence as it progressed and really helped me find my "true north".
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies - by Sonya Sones
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- When Ruby's mother dies she is forced to travel all the way to Los Angeles, California to live with her super-famous movie star father, Whip Logan, (aka the scumbag who divorced her mom before Ruby was even born) away from her best friend and boyfriend. Hollywood seems like a foreign country to her where she's next-door neighbors with Cameron Diaz, has the room of her dreams, and attends a school where they use gongs instead of bells and take classes like "Dream Interpretation" and "The Films of Steven Spielberg". This book was easy and pleasureable (although sad) to read, written uniquely in free-form poetry and e-mails Ruby sent to her friends as well as deceased mother.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Pepperland - by Mark Delaney
Five Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Star must come to terms with the death of her mother while also managing a strained relationship with her step-father and dealing with school bullies alongside her best friend (turned boyfriend). While cleaning out the garage Star comes across two things that give her a clear path to what she must do: her mother's old Gibson guitar and an old letter from her (at the time, teenaged) mother to John Lennon that was never sent. While her therapist suggests Star should write a song for her mother to help things, Star never finds herself able but knows she will be once she 1) fixes the guitar and 2) hand delivers the letter to the former Beatle himself. This is one of the most beautiful, touching books I have ever read. Loved it.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Seraph of the end #5 - by Takaya Kagami
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This manga series really knows how to drag you along! The endings are always cliff-hangers dragging you along to the next one. Most of the characters don't have any family- so they made their own! They fight the vampires, but Yu wants Mika back!
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Skin - by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- At the beginning of the book "Skin", Donnie's sister has died as a result of anorexia. He then goes back and recalls the tragic story of his parent's divorce, his life at the extreme bottom of the social ladder, and his sister's contraction of the eating disorder. On top of the distress Donnie feels every day he feels he has to struggle to personally keep what's left of his family together--make sure Karen is eating, stay in contact with his father, etc. A sad but good story.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Some Like it Hot (The A-List) - by Zoey Dean
Four Star Rating       Teens - Series Fiction
- It's prom season in Beverly Hills. Ben is back from Princeton for the summer--just in time to be Anna's date. That is until Maddy, Ben's family's close friend, becomes their houseguest. Anna's convinced she'll burn their plans. Adam finds out a secret that could easily destroy Cammie's world. Sam agrees to take Parker to prom and they do a lot more than dancing. But she gets a big surprise when her boyfriend Eduardo flies in from Paris to surprise her. Will prom turn out to be a night to remember? You bet. I liked this book because it was funny and got my attention in every chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone because it's so good!
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Stake That! - by Mari Mancusi
Four Star Rating       Teens - Horror/Suspense
- This is the sequel to Boys That Bite. It's about twins Sunny and Rayne. Rayne is a typical goth girl. She loves black and wants to be a vampire but her blood mate accidentally bites Sunny instead. To top it all off Rayne is now next in line for the vampire slayer. Trust me she did not want this. Rayne is supposed to slay the evil person who wants to take down Magus (Sunny's boyfriend, who was supposed to be Rayne's blood mate) and become leader of the blood coven. Magus teams her up with his army general Jereth. Rayne takes down the evil vampire but not before her injects her with a virus that will kill her in three days. I loved this book and I have just recommended it to a friend when she walked in the library.
Reviewed by: Maggie from Parchment Community Library (Michigan)


Tall Cool One (The A-List) - by Zoey Dean
Four Star Rating       Teens - Series Fiction
- This book is about a girl named Anna Percy who needs a break from all the guys in her life. And Samantha Sharpe is on the prowl for one true love. After talking, both decide to retreat to Las Castas, Mexico, the super-luxury spa. They spend the week waterskiing, scuba diving, sunning, and yes, snogging with boys. Will Anna be single forever? And will Sam find true love? I liked this book because it was funny and hard to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone really, it's so charming!
Reviewed by: Cosette from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Teardrop - by Lauren Kate
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- Everything might change with the last word.
Reviewed by: Sam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The 7 Habits For Highly Effective Teens - by Sean Covey
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Such an informational read! Learned so much in this book about how to deal with problems teens like me have. No wonder over 5 million people have bought this book! Totally recommend this book to all teens!
Reviewed by: Julia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Assassin's Blade - by Sarah J Maas
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- The author did an amazing job bringing the characters to life, it felt like I was right their watching. This prequel is made up of intense action, betrayal of closest friends and amazing adventures.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Best Little Girl in the World - by Steven Levenkron
Four Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Pressured from her family life and aspiration to be a ballerina, Kessa develops Obsessive Compulsive tendencies that eventually turn into anorexia nervosa. With her sister away in a California commune, her brother hiding away from his family at Harvard, and the eating disorder trying her parents' relationship, Kessa is sent to the hospital where a near-death experience mixed with the likes of another anorexic girl there send her on the road to recovery. This book was well written and had a fast moving pace to it. Some of the details were quite gruesome but the overall story is moving.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Written in the World War II time period, "The Book Thief", takes us through the life of Liesel Meminger, a foster child in the poor part of Germany. An interesting aspect of the book that separates it from others is that it is written from the point of view of Death. Five out of five, would recommend for all those that enjoy a heart-wrenching story.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boy Book - by E Lockhart
Two Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- Ruby Oliver starts off her sophomore year without her close friends who were lost the year before in the "boyfriend list" fiasco. She makes friends with mysterious Noel, becomes closer with her friend Meghan, and undergoes continued therapy for panic attacks she experiences when faced with the subject of her ex-boyfriend. I was not aware of the fact that this book was a sequel to the book "The Boyfriend List" but the author left enough exposition to piece the story together in case you hadn't read it. The story was interesting enough, I suppose, but I found the way the main character thought shallow and frankly annoying. I have not decided if reading it's prequel will be a waste of time.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


The Darkest Minds - by Alexandra Bracken
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- A dystopian tale, were the government has created nationwide camps made specifically for "special" children. The children are kept in these camps until they are "reformed". The story focuses on a girl named Ruby, who has been in the camp for six years, finally escapes to then be turned into the new terrorists, who called themselves the Children's League. Would recommend, but prepare yourself for the possible tears.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Last Olympian - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Teens - Adventure
- Percy Jackson is half Greek god and half mortal. The Great Prophecy is drawing close. Percy might make a choice to destroy life as we know it, OR save it. I have really enjoyed this series. Percy is a great character. I love how Greek mythology is woven with normal teenagers to create these awesome adventures. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read five books full of funny comedy, sword fighting, Greek gods, and a ton of adventure. Rating 9 out of 10.
Reviewed by: Hannah from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


The Maze Runner - by James Dashner
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- A bunch of male teens wake up in an elevator with no memories other than their name, they are in the center of a maze. Each boy gets assigned a job to do, whether it is runner, running in the maze, or helping the person who takes care of the animals, the animals also get sent up in the elevator. Thomas is the main character in the book, he gets sent up in the elevator and everything goes awry. A female comes up in the elevator only a couple days later, it's usually every month. He is the only person who stays out in the maze a whole night. The Maze Runner made me want to keep reading. It was such a good book and I can't wait to read the second book.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Outsiders - by S E Hinton
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people, the socs and the greasers. I loved this book because it keeps going back and forth with the socs and greasers. i loved this book and would totally read another book by this author.
Reviewed by: Liam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Perks of Being a Wallflower - by Stephen Chbosky
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was awesome! I love that I got to read a sort of diary of Charlie's life, and how his friends help him through freshman year. Overall, a great read!
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The testing - by Joelle Charbonneau
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- Mix the Hunger Games with Divergent and the Maze Runner. Fast paced summer read.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The V Club - by Kate Brian
Two Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- A group of 4 friends, all seniors in high school, start a virginity club in order to compete for a scholarship where to qualify the reciever must show "purity of spirit and mind." This book was cliched and dragged on and on. The point of view jumped around from person to person which in some cases can be good but in this case was mostly annoying and too much.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Throne of Glass - by Sarah Maas
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Although this book could be confusing with the information it gave at different points about Celaena's past, it is still very well written. You know that she has done bad things but you still feel sympathy for her and like her. Her fight to survive is thrilling and emotional.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Twilight - by Stephenie Meyer
Five Star Rating       Teens - Romantic Fantasy
- There were many expectations for Twilight from the people who hadn't read it. These people had heard it was great! entertaining! intriguing! And so much more. This book fulfilled all those expectations! Once I started to read it I couldn't put it down! I read for hours straight! It is awesome and I would recomend it to anyone looking for a thrilling romance!
Reviewed by: Summer from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Unraveling - by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman
Three Star Rating       Teens - Realistic Fiction
- In the midst of a failing relationship with her family, Amanda Himmelfarb (known as "Himmelfart" by those at school) faces a complicated situation concerning herself and the used-to-be guy of her dreams. While the storyline was interesting to follow the book overall seemed a bit jumbled. At the beginning of (most) chapters, there would be a fortune cookie fortune as well as randomly dispersed throughout passages. On top of that, Amanda would write poems and those would also be mixed in as well as her mother's e-mails that she was reading. While all counterparts were a good idea to put into a book they stopped the flow of the story altogether. I've read worse, I've read better.
Reviewed by: Ashleigh from Parchment Community Library (Parchment, Michigan)


Vampire Academy - by Richelle Mead
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- I liked the book especially the beginning, I liked how the author simply put you in the middle over the story instead of building the story then gradually introducing the plot. I would recommend this book if you like action and a little romance.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Water Fall - by Lauren Kate
Three Star Rating       Teens -
- I was a little disappointed with how short she kept this series, but it is a good book.
Reviewed by: Sam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Children's Reviews - Sorted by Title

A Hat for Minerva Louise - by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Minerva Louise was looking for a hat everywhere and then she found mittens on a snowman. I liked it when Minerva Louise wore mittens for a hat and to cover her tail and when she asked the snowman where it got the lovely hat.
Reviewed by: Brennon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



Arthur's tooth - by Marc Brown
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Arthur and Francine always try to trick each other. Arthur is also blamed for everything, but he is always very happy. I love this book!
Reviewed by: Lorelei from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bartholomew and the Oobleck - by Dr Seuss
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The King was sad because he was stuck in Oobleck even though he was the one who wanted it splattered on the ground. I like when the trumpeter couldn't use his trumpet because there was oobleck in it and when the man tried to get it out he got stuck in it. I like when everyone gets stuck in the oobleck.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bear in Love - by Daniel Pinkwater
Five Star Rating       Children -
- it is strange that a bear would eat a carrot. It was funny that the bunny at the honey. I like how they become friends.
Reviewed by: Lorelai from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Because a Little Boy Went Ka-Choo - by Rosetta Stone
Three Star Rating       Children -
- The book was funny. It kind of rhymed. One little bug caused a lot of things to happen.
Reviewed by: Wyatt from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Because of Winn- Dixie - by Kate Dicamillo
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I really like the book because it's about a really great dog. The dog's name is Winn-Dixie. He was a stray dog that gave a sad little girl lots of love.
Reviewed by: Moira from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Biscuit storybook collection - by Alyssa Capucilli
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Biscuit is silly because when it's time to go to the pet show he rolls over. I like this book because there are a lot of Biscuit books in one big book. I like that Biscuit stalls going to bed just like me in one of the stories.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Brown Bear, Brown Bear - by Bill Martin and Eric Carle
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I like Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? because every next page I have to sound the words out. At the last page, I have to say them all over again. I like the end because it shows all the animals and what colors they are.
Reviewed by: Jasper from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Change of heart - by Jodi Picoult
One Star Rating       Children -
- I would not normally read this type of story and the title, which is what I use to pick out books, misled me. The subject matter was about the death penalty and a juror's struggle with his verdict.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Crocodile Encounters - by Brady BUrr
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked the book. I learned a lot of things about crocodiles. The book was fun to read.
Reviewed by: Hunter from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


dork diaries 1 - by rachel renee russell
Five Star Rating       Children -
- i love how this book illustrates the life of a girl who doesn't fit in. i love the mean girls. i love the nice girls. and i love the conflict.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


dork diaries 3 - by rachel renee russell
Four Star Rating       Children -
- i love all the drama in this series. the teen problems were expressed so good. i also love how developed all the characters are.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


dork diaries 5 - by rachel renee russel
Five Star Rating       Children -
- this book is a must read. i love how she gets all the irrelevant problems. it was also great how she could solve one problem but make a dozen more. #lovethis series
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dork Diaries 6 - by Rachel Renio Russell
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book was a great read that I couldn't put down. I love how it goes into the drama of a girl's life. I love how a simple misunderstanding turns into something way bigger.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


dork diaries 6 - by rachel renee russell
Four Star Rating       Children -
- this book was amazing. i loved the part when she went to the dance and thought she'd been dumped. i really love this series and suggest it to all those tweens out there.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Emma-Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice - by Coco Simon
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This book is very good. It's all about helping out your family and bravery. I also enjoy how Emma loves Cupcakes!
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Frindle - by Andrew Clements
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Frindle is about a boy who has a talent for trouble. His teacher is obsessed with dictionaries. One night he had to do an assignment and came up with the word Frindle.
Reviewed by: Jaliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Girl Online - by Zoe Sugg
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Such a good read! Hook you in and make you want to read it until the very end! The end was very cute as well, and makes me to forward to the sequel!
Reviewed by: Julia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Goddess Girls Aphrodite - by Joan Holub
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I love how these books take the old Greek myths and make them more kid-friendly. It elaborates on how the gods moods change with the slightest mishap. I love this series.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Goddess Girls (Athena) - by Joan Holub
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I love how the book takes an average citizen and thrusts her into an unknown environment. I loved how Medusa is so mean!!! I also love how they elaborate on the characters.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Goddess Girls Artemis - by Joan Holub
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved the twist in this story. I would have never thought that Artemis's crush would betray her. I love how he got what he deserved.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Green Eggs and Ham - by Dr Seuss
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book has lots of expression. I like expression. The book is about Sam trying to make someone try green eggs and ham. There are good rhymes.
Reviewed by: Brynn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Happy Pig Day - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved Pig Day because pig day is not just for pigs. They play pig games. They have fun!
Reviewed by: Dean from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Wish I had Duck Feet - by Theo Lesieg
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I like how the boy tries everything. My favorite part is when the policemen find him. I wish I had my own duck feet!
Reviewed by: Lorelai from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


invasion of the overworld - by mark cheverton
Three Star Rating       Children -
- i wasnt a huge fan of this book. i didnt like how the whole plot played out. he should have done more trolling when he was in minecraft.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Island of the blue dolphins - by Scott O Dell
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Rameo and his sister never saw a ship. Rameo got excited when he saw a ship. Whether it was a big ship or canoe Rameo got happy.
Reviewed by: Jaliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Katie and the Cupcake War - by Coco Simon
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I really enjoyed this book! I could never stop thinking about how it would end. I loved how the author wrote lots of detail to describe each and every cupcake.
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Knuffle Bunny Freed - by Mo Willems
Two Star Rating       Children -
- I didn't like this book. I didn't like the little girl. I did like the pictures.
Reviewed by: Jasper from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Land of Stones - by Chris Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children -
- FANTASTIC! Good for kids and adults. Action packed and funny! The audio book is great, too!
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Land of Stories - by Chris Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It is a really good book about fairy tales coming to life. If you like fairy tales read this. Alex and Connor might learn how life in fairy tales are.
Reviewed by: Jaliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Last night I left earth for a while - by Natalie Brown Douglas
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I love all the animals in this book! It is about a boy who falls asleep and dreams a lot of things. He even falls into space! It's just like my dreams- I want to be like him someday!
Reviewed by: Lorelei from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Legend of the Ghost Dog - by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Three Star Rating       Children -
- This book is excellent! Throughout the whole story you wonder if Tee and Quin will ever find/see the ghost dog/shadow. It is a good read, just the topic didn't interest me much.
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Leonardo the Terrible Monster - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked Leonardo the Terrible Monster because I liked the page that had a lot of words. I like the book cover of Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
Reviewed by: Jasper from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Little Bear's Friend - by Maurice Sendak
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It is about a mother bear who lets her baby bear out and finds a friend. She has a party with him. I think this book is really funny.
Reviewed by: Lorelei from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Moonlight the Magic Flute - by Mary Pope Osborne
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked Moonlight the Magic Flute. You should read the book if you like magic the book will be good for you.
Reviewed by: Jacob from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Notes From a Liar and her Dog - by Gennifer Choldenko
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book is all about a girl named Ant who gets in so much trouble from lying. It is such a great read! I really enjoyed the book. My favorite thing about the book is that there is a dog involved in the story.
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Out of the Dust - by Karen Hesse
Four Star Rating       Children -
- The poetry-esque writing was beautiful, but took some getting used to. Otherwise, it was an interesting historical fiction novel about the Oklahoma Dust Bowl.
Reviewed by: Isabel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Parties and potions - by Sarah Mlynowski
Five Star Rating       Children -
- One of my favorite books. I have read this so many times because of how good it is. My favorite part was when Ratchel told Tammy she was a witch.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Patches - by Ellen Miles
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I liked the book about puppies being adopted. It has the same people as the other books in this series.
Reviewed by: Hunter from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pendragon The Merchant of Death - by DJ MacHale
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Bobby Pendragon and his Uncle Press travel to a world called Denduron to stop a war. Switches between Bobby's journal and Earth. Really good read.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


persephone the phony - by joan holub
Four Star Rating       Children -
- this was a pretty good book. my only problem was that persephone willingly fell in love with hades which isn't true. the rest of the book was good though.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pictures of Hollis Woods - by Patricia Reilly Giff
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Hollis Woods is a girl who is passed from foster home to foster home. Twice, she finds decent homes, but accidentally messes the situation up each time. Some parts are a little unrealistic, but overall, this book is a real tearjerker.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pigs Make Me Sneeze - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked when Elephant found out he had a cold and was not allergic to pigs.
Reviewed by: Dean from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pippi Longstocking - by Astrid Lindgren
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Pippi's parents died. Pippi lives alone in Villa Villekulla. Pippi is a lifesaver.
Reviewed by: Carissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - by Mildred Taylor
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This book was during the Civil War in the 1930's. I liked how the Logan family did not care what the whites thought of them. I also liked that not all white people felt the same way. Over all, this was a great book.
Reviewed by: Liam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Rump- The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin - by Liesl Shurtliff
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book is great! Every chapter has something that makes you want to read more. My favorite characters were the trolls because they always had something new and interesting to learn and listen about. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Scarlet - by Marissa Meyer
Five Star Rating       Children -
- In the second book of the Lunar Chronicles we learn more about Cinder's past, how she escaped from Luna, became a cyborg and stayed hidden all those years. We also meet Scarlet, whose grandmother sheltered Cinder while she was becoming cyborg and is now being held captive by Special Lunar Operatives.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Scat - by Carl Hiaasen
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This was a great book. I loved how the bad kid is the hero of the story. I just wish they had went more into his background.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Scooby Doo: Map in the Mystery Machine - by Gail Herman
Three Star Rating       Children -
- They found an old pirate map. Shaggy and Scooby found food like they always do. They solved the mystery- I liked the book.
Reviewed by: Wyatt from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Should I share my ice cream - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved Elephant because he is funny. I loved Elephant because he likes ice cream. He likes a lot.
Reviewed by: Dean from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Smile - by Raina Telgemeier
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It is funny! It is cool! It is awesome!
Reviewed by: Lydia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


spells and sleeping bags - by sarah mlynowski
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved the way she uses her powers for her own personal gain. i cant tell you how many times I've read this series. i was also a huge fan of the major plot twist.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Tesla's Attic - by Neal Shusterman
Three Star Rating       Children -
- This book was okay but it wasn't exactly what I like to read. It's about kids who find an odd machine that has the power to change their lives. Do they use them for good or bad? Read to find out.
Reviewed by: Grace from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


That is Not a Good Idea - by Mo Willems
Three Star Rating       Children -
- This book ended way different than I thought it would. It was a really funny book. I thought all of the chicks were really cute. I think kids that like surprise endings would like this book.
Reviewed by: Madison from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Battle of the Labyrinth - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book is a must read i could not put it down. I loved all the drama between Rachel and Annebeth, and how Percy always got caught in the middle. This is my favorite in the series so far.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Enormous Egg - by Oliver Butterworth
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Nice story about Freedom, NH with political undertones. Especially loved the newspaper clipping included with the book talking about naming Laura Bush's dog after the dinosaur in the story. A children's story but link to town is fun.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Fire Within - by Chris D'Lacey
Four Star Rating       Children -
- 20-year-old David moves in with Liz and her daughter, Lucy. Liz makes clay dragons that David thinks come to life. His own dragon helps him to write a story for Lucy's 11th birthday.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the frog princess - by e d baker
Five Star Rating       Children -
- i couldn't stop reading this book!!! it took me a while to start reading it because i was like, i won't like this. i am so glad i read it though.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The hat - by Jan Brett
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I like it because there are some animals that I like like a cat, and dog, horse, hedgehog, and all the animals think it is a silly hat.
Reviewed by: Sadriana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Houdini Box - by Brian Selznick
Four Star Rating       Children -
- The Houdini Box is a very interesting and mysterious book about a boy who wants to learn Houdini's tricks. It is very difficult to understand during some parts of the story, but the illustrations by Brian Selznick are wonderful. Overall, a great read, but could have been explained better.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the house of hades - by rick riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- this book is a must read. i mean how many people can say they fell into tarturaus and came back alive? i am seriously excited to read the next one.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Isle of the Lost - by Melissa De La Cruz
Four Star Rating       Children -
- The decendents of famous villains set off to find Maleficent's scepter, the Dragon's Eye, to break the spell keeping them trapped on the Isle of the Lost. Really good book. 4 stars for sure.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Isle of the Lost - by Melissa de la CRuz
Five Star Rating       Children -
- There are two characters named Jay and Mal and they think princesses don't exist on the island. I like the book because it has a princess. Jay and Mal never saw a princess.
Reviewed by: Alexa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Isle of the Lost - by Melissa de la Cruz
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The isle of the lost is one of my favorite books. My favorite character has to be Carlos. My favorite part was the ending.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning - by Chris Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children -
- In the third book of the "Land of Stories", we meet up with Alex and Connor, the fairy godmother's grandchildren, where they battle a two hundred year old army and discover the cause of the war was their own father. This book was a nice and easy read, very enjoyable.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the last olympian - by rick riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- this is my favorite book in the series, I'm so sad that there are no more books. the series was so action packed that I couldn't stop reading it. if you're looking for a good book i suggest this.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the mark of athena - by rick riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- i really loved this book. i could not put it down. My favorite part was when annebeth judo flipped percy. I cant wait to read the next one.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Pointless Book - by Alfie Deyes
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book may be pointless, but it is tons of fun! Lost of cool things to learn in this book, some of which are very handy! It is perfect for those rainy days when you are stuck inside.
Reviewed by: Julia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


the son of neptune - by rick riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- this book was even better than the first. i cant believe i waited so long to read this series. #bestbookever.
Reviewed by: emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The tail of Emily Windsnap - by Liz Kessler
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved this book a lot! My favorite part was at the end when she transformed for the whole class. Another good part was when she met Shona!!!and went to the mermaid school.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


There's a Mouse About the House - by Richard Fowler
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The mouse was looking for food. I like that the mouse goes to the next page. The mouse even went down the clock.
Reviewed by: Wyatt from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


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Four Star Rating       Children - Biography
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Reviewed by: Katherine from Gilford Public Library (New Hampshire)


Trouble in Zombie Town - by Mark Cheverton
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This book was a great read. I loved how he had to play Minecraft in real life. The only fault was that it didn't elaborate on the first trip.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Verdi - by Janell Cannon
Five Star Rating       Children -
- My favorite part of the story was when he met the two little yellow snakes. I liked it when they did the triple eight jump trick. It was nice that Verdi loved his yellow stripes.
Reviewed by: Brennon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Whatever After Fairest of All - by Sarah Mlynowski
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book was awesome! Each chapter made me want to keep reading. My favorite part was when Abby and her brother get transported into the fairytale. The author gave great description. I highly recommend this book
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Whatever After- Sink or Swim - by Sarah Mlynowski
Five Star Rating       Children -
- You should really read this book if you love adventures! It's all about Abby and her little brother trying to fix the story of the Little Mermaid. Throughout the whole book you wonder if they're going to save Lana. This is a great read!
Reviewed by: Jaclyn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



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That is Not a Good Idea - by Mo Willems - See Children tab...
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The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queens Champion - by Elizabeth Chadwick - See Fiction tab...
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The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning - by Chris Colfer - See Children tab...
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The Last Olympian - by Rick Riordan - See Teens tab...
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The Measure of a Man - by Martin Greenfield - See NonFiction tab...
The Men Who United the States - by Simon Winchester - See NonFiction tab...
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - by Richard Flanagan - See NonFiction tab...
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust - by Edith Hahn Beer - See NonFiction tab...
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The Novel Habits of Happiness - by Alexander McCall Smith - See Fiction tab...
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