Author Archives: Tricia

About Tricia

Spanish teacher by day, librarian by weekend. Audiobook addict and teen lit enthusiast.

Staff Review: Shelter by Harlan Coben

Mickey’s a likeable kid who’s had to grow up way too fast. His father died in a car crash and his mother turned to drugs to cope, leaving Mickey to fend for himself. The author reveals little by little that … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

“Code Name Verity” tells the story of two friends, Julie and Maddie, who both get involved with the British war effort during World War II and then crash land in France. Julie gets captured and interrogated by the Nazis, and when … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

While attending a London boarding school, Rory, a young American, witnesses a murder committed by a Jack the Ripper copycat. Gradually she figures out that something else weird is going on — she can see people when others can’t. Why I … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Why I checked it out: The title intrigued me. Plus, it’s a 2014 Gateway Award nominee. Why I liked this book: This is a fun, light read and all the chapter titles are college essay topics that relate (though sometimes … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook Downloads from SYNC

SYNC, a service of AudioFile Magazine, offers free young adult and classic audiobook downloads during the summer months. These audiobooks download directly to your computer through Overdrive Media Console. After you’ve downloaded the audiobook to your computer, you can then … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Why I liked it: “Abandon” was very loosely based on the Greek myth of Persephone which I’ve always found interesting. Also, the main character, Pierce Oliviera, was very likeable. Despite her dad being super-rich, she didn’t act spoiled, and her sense of … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Why I liked it: I actually didn’t like it at first; it paints a miserable picture of a dog-eat-dog society that develops after our world runs out of oil and global warming swallows our coastal cities. Nailer is a likeable … Continue reading

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Staff Review: What Happened to Goodbye

Reviewer: Library Associate Tricia Price Why I liked this book: It’s a light read, but an engaging story about how Mclean deals with life after her parents divorce and she starts moving every few months because of her dad’s job. … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Reviewer: Library Associate Tricia Price Why I liked this book: It’s interesting to think about what life would be like aboard a spaceship making a three hundred year journey to colonize a new planet. The story is told by Elder, … Continue reading

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