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Are you looking for book recommendations? Want to read about issues and situations that teens and Middle School students are facing today? See our newly updated "Current Issues: Suggested Reading List for Teens" and "Current Issues: Suggested Reading List for Middle School." Also, scroll down on this page for updated recommendations from Mrs. Hamel.
Maker Space is Open!
We are excited to announce that our new Maker Space is now open in the old Media Center off the Library. If you are interested in 3D printing, circuits, sewing, painting, button-making, soldering, or many other tech and craft options, stop by to check it out. Some activities will require a short training session but many others are available immediately. You will need a pass to the Library, and ability to use the space may depend on availability of staff at this point. So bring a friend and get creative!
MVUHS Book Catalog:
Your Librarians Recommend:
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Recommended by Mrs. Hamel
OK - I probably don't really need to recommend a new John Green book - it will find a big audience quickly once people realize it's here. However, I do really recommend it!
This book is about Aza, who truly struggles daily with her mental illness - OCD and extreme anxiety. Yet she does go through her days, trying to keep up in school, and spends time with her best friend, Daisy. Then they hear of a disappearance of the billionaire father of a boy Aza used to know, with a $100,000 reward for information leading to his being found. Reading about Aza's mental illness and how it invades her thoughts, affects her daily life and relationships can be heartbreaking, but very important to witness and try to understand. The deep, philosophical conversations between characters might remind you of "A Fault in Our Stars" but this story is completely different and well worth your time!
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
Suggested by Mrs. Hamel
This is another brand new book, but I will admit right away
that I have not had a chance to read it yet. However, it
sounds like it could be a good "partner-book" to "Turtles
All the Way Down." It has a lot of great reviews and I'm hoping someone at MVU will give it a chance and tell me their review! This is the summary from the flap in the front of the book:
" Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't.
"Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret."