Thursday, February 14, 2019

Unclaimed Bagge by Jen Doll reviewed by G4 (6th. Grader

This book, “Unclaimed Baggage”, by Jen Doll, is very skillfully written.  It has three perspectives, from Doris, Nell, and Grant.  Doris is a hard-core girl working at a store called Unclaimed Baggage.  Nell is a free spirit who just moved to Alabama, where the story takes place.  Grant, the former captain of the football team, is told by his mom to get a job.

The author displays three different points of view in this novel.  Doris originally works at a store, Unclaimed Baggage, which sells people’s lost or unclaimed baggage from airports.  Nell comes there next, furious that her mom made her move away from her hometown, Chicago.  She left her boyfriend, Ashton, in Chicago also.  Grant comes to Unclaimed Baggage last, forced by his mom to get a job due to his partying nature. 

The story shows how characters can really show personal growth.  The main setting of the novel is the store, Unclaimed Baggage, where a lot of the events occur. Nell shows growth by befriending Doris and Grant, and she also learns to accept her new surroundings.  Meanwhile, Grant changes his partying ways and turns his life around.  Doris doesn't change much, but she changes slightly.  Multiple bad things happen, and they struggle to find solutions.  

I think this is a great story, with lots of plot twists.  I rate it a 5/5 because this book has suspense, mystery, and much more exciting content.  Teens will love this book and not be able to put it down until they finish it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January Upcoming Programs

Teen Speak: Hot Cocoa & Cookies and Games

Thursday, January 24, 4-5pm

Come in and enjoy our version of Cookies & milk with our board games and your friends. BPY202

Community Service

Mail Carrier Appreciation Day

Wednesday, January 30, 4-5pm

There is mail in your mailbox six days a week so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail person who is responsible for getting it there! Although we are a little late for the official day I’m sure your mail carrier deserves a treat. We may also be doing a little more for other people who deserve a treat. BPY611

Squirm By Carl Hiaasen Book Review

Teen Book Review by G4 (6th Grade)

Teens will love Carl Hiaasen’s latest book, “Squirm”.  Anyone who read “Hoot”, “Chomp”, “Flush”, or any of Hiaasen’s other novels will thoroughly enjoy this book.  I personally have read “Hoot”, “Chomp”, and “Squirm”, and they are funny with lots of plot twists.

This story is told by Billy Dickens, who is in quite a dysfunctional family.  His mom will insist to only live in places where there is an eagle nest, which means they move very frequently.  His sister, Belinda, is very critical of Billy’s love of snakes, which includes a poisonous diamondback rattler that he puts in his locker to prevent kids from going in it.  His dad is a “Phantom Dad”.  He left Billy at 4 years old and he never saw him ever since.  He doesn’t know where he lives and what he does for a living.  The only reason Billy knows his dad is alive is that he sends checks every month to support his family.  One day, Billy flat-out decides he wants to find his father.

This book is funny, mysterious, and is keeping you on the edge of your seat.  I like all of these things, but there are a lot of characters, though.  However, all of the characters have unique personalities, so this makes the book very interesting.  The author uses these characters to perfection.  This novel is very entertaining, has a great storyline, and it is one of my favorite books.   

(Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)

Friday, November 2, 2018