Big Kid Storytime in YA. Do you remember how calm and peaceful you felt when mom, your teacher, an older sibling or anyone else read you stories as a kid? Well, it’s time to return to that happy place. Ms. Christina will read stories once a month on Wednesdays this fall. Bring your pillow, blankie, or favorite stuffie and settle down for some good old fashioned stress relief.
Here’s what we received new this month. First come first served so come on in and get your favorite before someone else does!
What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast? Is “happily ever after” really happy? Since when is Rapunzel trapped in a satellite? You know the fairy tales, now read the spin-offs. You’re bound to find one you like in Fairy Tales Like You’ve Never Seen Them.
Are the classics too stuffy? Is Shakespeare just to hard to understand? Who was Dorian Gray anyway? We have the solution in A New Take on an Old Story.
Check them out. The stories you thought you knew will never be the same again.
Dimple is an independent, goal oriented, code loving daughter of parents who immigrated to America from India. She doesn’t embrace “the old ways” and wishes to become an independent American woman. Rishi is a diligent, obedient first son of parents who immigrated to America from India. Dimple and Rishi are both going to Insomnia Com: Dimple is excited to think her parents might actually be understanding some of her passion; Rishi is going to meet and woo the woman his parents have chosen as his wife. Can you see it coming already?
This is a cute story that went on a bit too long. The characters, Dimple, Rishi and others, are well drawn and exhibit great growth over the coarse of the novel. Dimple learns that she and her parents can have a supportive, loving relationship without agreeing on everything and Rishi learns that he can follow his own path without abandoning his heritage. And, of course, the come to truly love one another along the way (like you didn’t know that was going to happen). It is a mostly light read with enjoyable characters, but it did drag some: an enjoyable yarn that could have been told in fewer pages.
Students attending our September meeting will help plan all teen related events through December. So if you’ve ever thought “I wish the library would…”, now is your chance to make it happen.