Articles tagged "Lie"

Monday Fun Day! (3/26/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians!

- Congratulations to Deborah Baker-Receniello of the Oakville Timberland Library who won our Jackie Collins "Pink" Collection giveaway. Enjoy!

- Register now for Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz. I'll be telling you all about some of our hottest upcoming titles! Details here.

- A reminder to those librarians who didn't make it to PLA this year: Talia's book buzz slides are hosted here on the blog (link).

- We're delighted to see that LIE and WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE have been nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults! See the full list of nominees here.

- And finally check this questionably bada** "library rap" brought to you by MC Poindexter and The Study Crew, the SciFi channel, and Sliders.

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FOUR STARS for Caroline Bock's LIE!

We are blown away by the reviews for Caroline Bock's LIE, a sensitive and complex YA novel about a small town hate crime. Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist have all given LIE a starred review!

Kirkus Reviews calls LIE, "unusual and important," and says, "This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. [...] Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions."

Publishers Weekly says, "Avoiding preachiness, Bock handles the novel's multiple viewpoints exceptionally well, rotating among the painfully believable voices of high school students and adults. Her characters may keep the truth inside, but their story reads like a confessional."

Library Journal says, "Bock’s debut will grip readers searching for complete realism in their fiction."

Booklist has yet to publish their full review, but we'll update when they do!

This is an excellent read for all Americans, teen and up.

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Two Stars for Caroline Bock's LIE

Both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews have seen fit to add a star to their reviews of Caroline Bock's LIE. LIE is the story of seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson and her role in a small town hate crime. Her boyfriend stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness.

Kirkus Reviews calls LIE, "unusual and important," and says, "This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. [...] Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions."

[UPDATE] Kirkus Reviews added LIE to their list of New and Notable Books for Teens for August.

Publishers Weekly says, "Avoiding preachiness, Bock handles the novel's multiple viewpoints exceptionally well, rotating among the painfully believable voices of high school students and adults. Her characters may keep the truth inside, but their story reads like a confessional."

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