Holden is 17 years old and just got kicked out of yet another prep school. Not wanting to face his parents before absolutely necessary, he rents a hotel room in New York for the weekend before returning home and facing their wrath. He meets many people on his mini adventure; from thieves to nuns to beautiful girls. Told through Holden's rambling train of thought, Catcher in the Rye is a funny and gripping classic that is difficult to put down.
If you haven't read, or at least heard about, this book yet, you should definitely jump on it. Wicked Takes the Witness Stand is the true crime book about the murder of Jerry Tobias that took place right here in Gaylord during the eighties. The whole town was in a stir about the trials of five men who were wrongfully accused and convicted of murder. Mardi Link, the author, and attorneys Ray MacNeil, and Dan Hubbell were here on Thursday for an event and book signing so get in here and get a signed copy before they're sold out!
Othello is a very trusting and well respected Moor. He marries young and generous Desdemona, the most beautiful girl anyone has ever seen. Being unconditionally in love with each other, Othello and Desdemona seem to have the perfect life. Of course, this can't last long, not if Iago has anything to do with it. Iago is likely one of the most brilliant villains in history in that he manipulates those around him to do his dirty work in order to keep his hands clean. He is able to convince them to distrust friends, steal, spy, and even murder loved ones.
My mother (Jody, who also works here at the bookstore) mentioned this being one of her favorite books so I purchased a copy for she and I to read together and discuss. Othello is my new favorite Shakespearean book and is definitely one to add to the bookshelf.
Little Bear loves to dance. His only dream is to dance with the moon but he has a dilemma: it is stuck in the sky. The clouds turn into fog and the rain pours down to earth so he can dance with them. But not the moon. Will Little Bear ever be able to dance with the beautiful, glowing moon or will he be forced to move on and find another companion?
Love to dance? Moondance is for you.
Penny, who lives in Brighton, England, is like any teenage girl, struggling with superficial boys, petty friends, and pimples. One thing sets her apart though: she suffers from panic attacks. Inspired by her best friend, she decides to write an anonymous online blog discussing her life and giving advice on how to get through the trauma of adolescent life. Then, in a play gone horribly wrong, Penny is utterly humiliated in front of the entire school. And there are videos. Lots of videos. All over the internet. Thinking her life is over, Penny wonders how she will ever be able to face anyone ever again.
Suddenly, as if by a miracle, her parents receive a job in New York City and they are whisked away to spend Christmas in the states. When Penny meets the adorable Noah, all of her worries disappear. He shows her all of the hot spots in NYC and she can't believe that she was ever worried about such silly high school things. She likes him. A lot. Maybe even love. So naturally, she has to blog about it. But Noah isn't who he says he is and Penny soon realizes that you have to be careful what you put on the internet. Will her fairy tail Christmas end in heartbreak?
Zoe Sugg, also know as Zoella, has millions of followers on her YouTube channel and blog and this is her debut novel. She is being compared to J.K Rowling so if you like to stay up to date on the next great thing, this is the book for you!
Animal Farm is a hilarious, satirical novel that takes place on, you guessed it, a farm. When the farm animals get sick of being ruled by humans who always take the products of their labor but never return it, they decide to rebel. Lead by Napoleon and Snowball, both pigs, the animals successfully take over the farm and create the Seven Commandments of the Animal Farm: whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy, whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend, no animal shall wear clothes, no animal shall sleep in a bed, no animal shall drink alcohol, no animal shall kill another animal, and all animals are equal. Life seems as though it couldn't get any better for the animals, but not for long. Napoleon has been secretly plotting to run his comrade Snowball off the farm and begins murdering the other animals and plotting with humans. What's next? Walking on two legs?
Anybody who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with YouTube. When I found out that one of my favorite YouTubers, Alfie Deyes, was writing a book, I instantly ordered a copy. The Pointless Book is full of interactive games, puzzles, and even a cake-in-a-mug recipe. This super fun book would make a fantastic gift for any kid or teenager!
I have recently become absolutely obsessed with the show The Office so, when I saw that the author of The Book With No Pictures is a character on the show, I just had to pick it up! (Not to mention how cute he is heehee.) The title of this book is true: it has no pictures, but where it lacks in pictures, it makes up for in comedy and it is sure to make children and adults alike laugh out loud.
Full of revenge and romance, Wuthering Heights is a book not to miss. I am reading it for my AP English class and I can't get enough of it. It begins with the mysterious house, Wuthering Heights and its uncomfortable occupants acting in strange ways. From ghosts to vicious dogs, this classic novel is sure to excite.
I am absolutely obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, I just can't get enough of it. Perfect is part of this fast-paced book series in which Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily are blackmailed by the mysterious 'A.' After their best friend Ali disappears, A somehow knows all of their secrets and isn't afraid to lay it all out on the line. The only thing is, these secrets are secrets that only Ali knew...