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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab, is a captivating novel that follows a young woman who bargained to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The book begins in France in 1714, and centers around the mystical Addie LaRue, dreamer and artist,… Read More

Shadow and Bone: A New Netflix Adaptation

If you are looking for a new and captivating Netflix show to binge, look no further. Shadow and Bone is a gripping book trilogy published in 2012 that is the latest young adult series to be brought to life on the screen. Books in the ‘Grishaverse’, as nicknamed by the acclaimed author Leigh Bardugo, have sold… Read More

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I definitely recommend Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, and after reading it I’m so excited to continue on to the next one. The story follows a girl named Alina, a solider in Ravka, who learns after an attack on her regiment that she is… Read More

Pity Party by Kathleen Lane

Dear weird toes, crooked nose, stressed out, left out, freaked out Dear missing parts, broken hearts, picked-on, passed up, misunderstood, Dear everyone, you are cordially invited, come as you are, this party's for you Welcome to Pity Party, where the social anxieties that plague us all are twisted into funny, deeply resonant, and ultimately reassuring… Read More

Flash Facts by Sholly Fisch

Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime? Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers… Read More

The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau

We have all three books and extras of the first one! I recently reread the first book and enjoyed it all over again. If you like The Hunger Games, this is for you.  Who knew a getting a higher education would have a deadly price. Yikes!    From Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.… Read More

The Middle Squad and Other Videos

For months now, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has been busy making videos for you to watch safely wherever you may be. Not to fear, if you feel you’ve missed one, you haven’t!  They’re available on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages.  Look to see what you’ll discover!    In Middle Squad videos, I give book recommendations, offer challenges… Read More

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya

Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get… Read More

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm gone wrong, and kids calling her “Yu-Meat” because she smells like her family’s Korean barbecue restaurant.  On the inside, Yumi is ready for her Netflix stand-up special.  Her notebook is filled with mortifying memories that she’s reworked into comedy gold.  All she needs is a… Read More

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

My name is Katie, and I attend Hadley Junior High School as a 7th grader. I'm reviewingA Series of Unfortunate Events, which contains 13 books. I really enjoy this series. It's about a girl, Violet, a boy, Klaus, and their baby sister, Sonny. After their parents die in a tragic fire, they are on the… Read More

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

My name is Imala and I reviewed One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.    I liked it because it showed real life problems and how we act in certain situations. This book made me feel many different emotions because through all the different situations Carly finds herself in she somehow finds a way… Read More

The Novice by Taran Matharu

My name is Lance and I reviewed The Novice by Taran Matharu. It is a very interesting book. It is very much like the book Eragon in that it is in a medieval era and it is a story about an orphan who learns that he has the ability to summon demons. He must leave… Read More

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