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Read to the Rhythm with a twist! If we reach our collective Library goal of 1,000 books read, Barrington Bank & Trust has pledged to donate $1,000 to Barrington Township Food Pantry and Cuba Township Food Pantry ($500 each).

Read 5 books and be entered to win a personal MakerLab session. After you complete your first book, you're eligible for Ravinia tickets!
Reviews
Title
We Were Liars
Review
3 stars. Easy, compelling beach read about uber rich family and their summers on a private island off the coast of Nantucket, so New Englanders & folks who love that area will appreciate the summer scenes.
Rating
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Title
Falling into Place
Author
Amy Zhang
Review
Although this book is depressing, it was also fascinating to read a book about suicide from the point of view from several characters including Liz. I definitely didn't like all the characters and wouldn't like them in real life, but I still enjoyed their stories and found that their flaws made them more human than the typical female characters usually written about. I loved how the author wove physical physics with "emotional" physics. It was interesting to read and place how Liz's attempted suicide affected this person and that person and how they were all related to her in some way; it was similar to the individual strands in a spider web.

The book covers an array of typical and atypical teen problems. Teens can be cruel and bullying is an issue for many people in high school; suicide and abortion affected people for life. Liz's character was selfish, yes, but I do feel bad for anyone who feels that to end his/her life is the only option. I think people who think that people who attempt suicide are selfish haven't experienced the same feelings and issues. Some people are "softer" and more easily affected by things than others. Liz comes off as cold and Queen B in attitude, but she is more easily affected than she lets on. I loved how the author maintained a flowing writing style and this will make me seek out the author in the future. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
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