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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
The Bargaining
Author
Carly Anne West
Review
If you're looking for a great blend of horror, slight romance, and a thrilling story then you should grab this book! Penny's parents had a fairly nasty divorce and she has recently been shuffled from her mom to her dad. She lost her friend not too long ago and feels partly responsible. She doesn't feel connected to her step-mom despite her step-mom, April, trying to form a relationship with her. When April takes on a project to restore a house in a small town, Penny is enlisted to help her out. Little do the two know that there are mysteries connected to the town and the house and odd thumps-literally-in the night.

I loved Penny's character. She was sullen and had her pouty moments, but she felt like a real person to me. I liked how she had a bit of an investigative personality and that she doesn't back down from a challenge. April had a sunny personality and I found it sweet that she tried so hard to make things fun for Penny. Miller always had an air of mystery to him and I distrusted him through most of the book.

The book was so fast-paced and had quite a few twists and turns that had me turning the pages far longer into the night than I meant to. This was a wonderful book and perfect for young adult/teen readers.
Rating
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Title
Patti Lupone: A Memoir
Author
Patti Lupone
Review
Very interesting - shows what life is like for a Broadway star
Rating
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