May 6, 2010

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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I liked the Lovely Bones because it was interesting. It kept you on the edge of your seat every time something happened. I couldn’t relate to the book. I got into the book so much that I felt like I was really in the book right next to Suzie looking down on her family like she was.

Austin W., Class of 2012

The WHS Library owns The Lovely Bones.

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January 19, 2010

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular and best plays.  It is about a power-hungry man named Macbeth that kills a well-loved king to take his title.

When Macbeth gets nervous about people finding out he begins to kill anyone who might know.  He can trust no one and best friends become enemies.  He gets too deep in, must keep killing, and he can’t turn back.

When an apparition tells Macbeth that no man born of woman can kill him, he gets boastful and believes that nothing can stop him.  He sends out to murderers to kill friends and innocent families, and when people start to think that Macbeth killed King Duncan they go to kill Macbeth. HE believes that he is unstoppable until the future that the witches and apparitions begin to unfold.

There are murders, witches, and plenty of twists in every act of the play.Macbeth was an exciting and well-written play that was written by William Shakespeare so it is obviously a great read.

Dylan, Class of 2012

November 9, 2009

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

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DealBreakerDeal Breaker, the first of the Myron Bolitar series, is written by Harlan Coben the bestselling author of Tell No One.  It is a novel about Myron Bolitar, a sports agent, who ends up spending most of his time investigating.  His main client, Christian Steele, calls him one day about getting a phone call from his ex-girlfriend, who was supposedly killed the year before.  When Bolitar starts investigating he learns more and more about the night she died, and he ends up getting into more trouble than he signed up for.

Myron gets into fights with the mob; threatened by a professional football coach; and even one his clients wants him dead by the end of the book.  Myron Bolitar is not all serious.  He also has a great sense of humor, and it is that humor that usually gets him into quarrels.
This book is filled with adventure, humor, suspense, and drama.  There is always a new twist when the reader least expects it.  The book is really well written, and is perfect for teenagers and older.  The book can be considered a modernized Sherlock Holmes book for young adults, and is great for any book lover.

Dylan, Sophomore

WHS Library owns other books by Harlan Coben. Check our catalog!

Deal Breaker is available through Interlibrary Loan. Ask us how in the library.

November 5, 2009

Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

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lyhymyAmy thinks she murdered her best friend.

So does everyone around her, except her parents and councilor. She has a major drinking problem and was forced to go to a “crazy house” after the accident. No one understand Amy, she feels like she is alone in the world and only alcohol is the solution, it makes everything better, it has the power to make her forget everything that has happened around her.

She hates her parents because their so in love with each other, which is absolutely not normal and it makes her almost invisible around them. Amy hates her shrink, although she makes Amy realize that its not her fault, people make choices and some of them are not always good.

Love You, Hate You, Miss You is about dealing with the past. Walking around school, people staring, whispering and thinking murderer, Amy feels like dying and never coming back to school again. Maybe some people and make her feel like she can still go on and not blame everything on herself for the rest of her life.

Age Recommendation: grades 10+
Release Date: 2009
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating: 4 stars

Daria, Sophomore

Love You, Hate You, Miss You is in the WHS Library, along with several other Elizabeth Scott books.

April 30, 2008

The Clocks

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The Clocks by Agatha Christie

The Clocks
The late British author Agatha Christie has once again managed to pull off an amazing, thrilling murder mystery. In this novel, a blind woman named Miss Pebmarsh calls the Cavendish Secretarial and Typewriting Bureau and requests a lady named Sheila Webb. Sheila is told by her boss, Miss Martindale, to enter the house if Miss Pebmarsh has not yet arrived home. Sheila does as she’s told, but encounters a surprise when she enters the room: the corpse of a well-to-do man surrounded by four clocks that were set to the wrong time. When discovered by Miss Pebmarsh, Sheila runs out of the house, screaming, and straight into Sergeant Colin Lamb’s arms. Lamb calls his friend, Detective Inspector Hardcastle, to investigate the crime. The two interrogate the typists, the neighbors, and everyone in between, but they discover no clues, and no one can identify this man! Once again, Detective Hercule Poirot to solve this baffling mystery using his favorite equation: C=S, or Complex=Simple. An amazing book for mystery lovers of all types, and a must-read for those who like to solve mysteries!

Stephanie, Freshman