The IRS forms are beginning to arrive, but we don’t have much yet. Keep checking back, and remember we can help you print out what you need from our public computers. Speaking of public computers, we are starting another series of computer classes. They will be at the library from 9 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays in February. This might be a good time to find out how to use that computer you got for Christmas.
We have been getting some new Young Adult books, so KJ have provided us with some reviews for that teen in your family.
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard. Shepard has begun a new series for her Pretty Little Liars fans. Emma discovers she has a long lost twin sister, Sutton. Unfortunately, by the time Emma goes to visit, Sutton is murdered. Emma becomes Sutton in order to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder. Sutton narrates the story as she watches over Emma’s search for her killer. This series has many of the same elements as PLL: mean girls with their rivalries and secrets, a love interest and a murder to solve. If the ending leaves you hanging, you only have to wait until July to get the second installment of the series.
The Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. Rigg and Umbo are sent on a mission when Rigg’s father dies. They must find Rigg’s sister – a sister he didn’t know he had. Rigg is a Pathfinder, one who sees the paths of others’ pasts. Umbo (who has the ability to seemingly change the movement of time) and a small group of friends accompany him on this journey. He discovers his birthright that catches him between two factions—one which would have him crowned and the other that wants him dead. Woven through this story is another of a traveler using space-folding technology to pilot a colony ship from Earth to a new world. This page-turner is the beginning of another epic series by Card.
The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin. David Yaffe is sent to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin to repeat his senior year of high school. His parents hope he will be able to escape the craziness that surrounded them when he was tried for murdering his girlfriend. Even though it was an accident, David is, understandably, riddled with guilt. However, his aunt’s household is battling its own dysfunction caused by their oldest daughter’s apparent suicide years before. His aunt and uncle are cold and his cousin, Lily, is openly hostile. David begins to realize that Lily has demons of her own to conquer. Who is the cousin and who is the killer?