Thursday, December 15, 2011

Staff picks

These are the titles our staff enjoyed reading last month.

Patti enjoyed The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly.  Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great great grandmother Jo March.  She finds comfort and guidance from those letters as she deals with her own sisters.

Betsey recommends Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpren.  This is is a hilarious tour through high school clique-dom, as Jessie tries to find new friends.

Karen liked Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.  Six years after their friendship ended, Pen receives a letter from her old friend, Cat. She will end up revisiting her complicated feelings about her former friend. 


1 comment:

  1. The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly was an excellent read. I seldom laugh at sitcoms, but scenes and dialog in this book caused grins and watering eyes. I had to squelch true laugh-out-louds because my husband was asleep.

    Doing a book that is a spin-off of a classic is difficult to do successfully. This is a splendid accomplishment. It hits all the right notes, imo. This should be on its way to becoming a classic itself. I'd love to see it as a movie, but I don't know how the letters could possibly be evoked.

    Thank you, Patti and PCPL, for recommending it.


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