Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

A book review by Faith Thompson

 

Peter has always had a great life. His family is close, especially he and his grandfather. He’s learning photography, and he and his best friend AJ are the star pitchers of their baseball team. Nothing’s wrong for Pete!

But then a pitching accident takes away baseball — permanently. Pete has no choice but to join his school’s Advanced Photography club. Here he meets a girl named Angelika, who seems to understand him really well. But just when things are starting to get better, Pete begins to notice weird stuff going on with his grandfather.  And there’s nothing he can do about it.

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Sonnenblick, J.

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

A book review by Faith Thompson

 

Two sisters share a dream — their own house one day. Lynn truly wants to live in her own home, whether it’s in Georgia or California, and Katie wants whatever Lynn wants.

As the girls grow up, they find themselves growing distant because of their age difference. But then Lynn is diagnosed with a horrible disease.  At that point, Katie finds herself back in her sister’s life, and she and her parents work to make Lynn’s dream come true — her own house.

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Kadohata, C.

A Galaxy of Reading

Star Wars Reads Day LogoStar Wars, Star Wars, everywhere you look lately you will see Jedi, Wookies, Stormtroopers, and Droids.  Our mouse eared friends over a Disney marketing are making absolutely sure we know that there is a new Star Wars movie coming out this year (December 18th 2015…in case you were wondering).  Not to be left out libraries across the country are going to once again celebrate Star Wars Read Day (October 10th 2015).  We here at APL thought well one day is great, but a whole week would be better!  So we are starting off our Star Wars read week on October 4th with a Star Wars Laser Tag event over at Family Time, Dine, and Play in the Auburn Mall (Formerly Jokers). So get in costume and come and join the fun and games.  You can’t go see the new movie without catching up on the current events in the star wars universe … right?  So don’t forget to check out your favorite star wars books / comics / movies from the library too. Enjoy the game, movies, and great reads about a galaxy far far away and as always May the force be with you.