The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
Isaac was the one common denominator that Ryan, Harley, and Miles had in common, and now he’s dead, leaving them individually and collectively messed up.
Isaac was the cool and popular one, the others labelled sporty, nerdy, and rebellious, but all feeling misunderstood and like their friendship is doomed without Isaac to hold them together. As they attempt to process their grief, they struggle against the boxes they’ve put themselves and each other in and start to uncover secrets and truths that will change the way they think about Isaac, themselves, and each other.
A fantastic realistic read about everyday sort of guys dealing with something bad happening told from the viewpoints of each of the characters.
Read by: Raschel
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Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić impresses with these wonderful arrangements of well-known Beatles songs.
He has collaborated with celebrated pop, jazz and classical artists, and recorded the album at the Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded most of their music.
These fresh interpretations of familiar songs are by turns moody and uplifting. A delight for everyone!
Click here to find Blackbird : the Beatles album.
Heard by Richard.
The Clarinotts, release their self-titled major label debut.
The album features some of the most virtuosic music written for clarinet, arranged for two to three soloists and orchestra with piano – with repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn to Bonfá’s film music classic “Manhã de Carnaval.”
Top notch selection, recording, and playing!
Click here to find Clarinotts in the library
Heard by Richard
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona is an unpredictable teenage shapeshifter with a dark side. Lord Ballister Blackheart has a next level grudge and a burning desire to serve up a hot plate of revenge to his former BFF and now arch nemesis, Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his bros at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.
But soon their pranks escalate into a literal all-out battle which no one can come out of a winner. Unravelling Nimona’s shady past could be the key to saving not just the world but Nimona herself.
A read that tweens, teens, and adults can all enjoy. So much humour, magic, science, and wit, this story will make you LOL, but then it will make you awwww.
Read by Raschel
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Posted in Book Award Winners and Nominees, Book Reviews: Teen Reads, Book Reviews: Tween Reads, Graphic Novels and Comics, LGBT*Q, Librarian Recommended Reads, Recommended Teen Reads, Staff Pick
Tagged dragons, Humour, nemisis, Science, Teen Reads, Tween Reads
Another jewel that can be found in the 80os (Art and Literature) section of the library are books written in foreign languages.
Try reading Lord of the rings in French, The notebook in German, or perhaps Dante’s Inferno in Italian.
Click here for a reading list of Foreign Literature.
Recommended by Zandria.
Posted in HB Williams Memorial Library, Reading Lists (by genre)
Tagged (Old English) language, 800s, Anglo-Saxon Literature, Arabic language, Arabic Literature, Celtic Literature, Foreign Literature, French language, French Literature, Gaelic language, Gaelic Literature, German language, German Literature, Greek Literature, Italian language, Italian Literature, Japanese language, Japanese Literature, Norse Literature, Russian Literature, Spanish language, Spanish Literature, Turkish Literature
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Suburbia says she writes comics about dogs and punks, but Sacred Heart is a lot more than that. There are some kids acting like punks, some punks and a dog, but also some murders, some complicated relationships, a distinct absence of parents, and a really bad feeling.
Ben’s sister keeps disappearing, her crush isn’t into her, and now her feelings for her best friend Mahoney might be veering into something else. She hates where she lives, everything is trashed, but band nights are cool. Then there are the dead bodies, and the psychic girls predicting the apocalypse, and the things Ben wants, she can’t seem to get.
Sacred Heart is funny and really cool, but also kind of ominous with a twist ending that really jumps up and smacks you.
Read by: Raschel
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