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The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. Each year’s … Continue reading
It turns out that our predictions for the 2013 Gateway and Truman award winners were pretty accurate. Jonathan Maberry is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for his book “Rot and Ruin.” The main character, Benny, has never known a world without zombies, … Continue reading
The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of … Continue reading
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
Our patrons frequently ask us what books we’re currently enjoying. As library staff members, we’re a happy to recommend many adventurous tales that will take readers across the Mountains of Rain and Night in the “Ruins of Gorlan,” through the … Continue reading
Reviewer: Kelly T. Why you liked this book: It was written mostly in poem-style writing, but I feel that the way it was written got the point across much clearer than if it had been written the “normal” way. The … Continue reading
Reviewer: Kacey Why you liked this book: This book is about a teenager, Frankie, who is attending a college preparatory school. It’s a residency, so she lives there in a dorm. She meets a senior boy and they start dating. One … Continue reading
If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser When DeShawn and his friends talk about the future they don’t say, “when I grow up,” they say, “if I grow up.” For them, the possibility of prison or an early death is very … Continue reading
If I Stay by Gayle Forman Life or Death? These are Mia’s choices. She is outside her body watching what goes on around her. Her parents have been killed in a car accident and she is in a coma. Should … Continue reading