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Percy Jackson is 16 and the hero of the Heroes of Olympus series. He's a Greek demigod and the son of Poseidon. The first Heroes of Olympus book was set in the Greek camp but this one takes place in the Roman camp. With the heroes series the chapters alternate between three character who are Percy's friends and are also demigods. In this book, Percy is given the quest to unleash the God of Death, Thanatos. The villain of the books is Gaia, Mother Earth. That might sound nice but in Greek and Roman worlds she is not so nice. She is trying to wipe out the whole population, just leaving earth. While the God of Death is chained up, the monsters are trying to kill the demigods so that they can’t return the living world. While Percy and his friends are on their quest they all have powers to aid them. This is an amazing page turner and only the second book in the series. It is funny, adventurous and exciting and I cannot wait to read the others in the series.

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Congratulations to the Rockin' Robbins Book Cart Drill Team which took second place at the 2016 MLA conference in Hyannis this spring! We are so proud of our Robbins librarians.

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I am Zlatan by David Lagercrantz is one of the best books you’ll ever read for people who have great admiration for soccer. It’s about an extraordinary man who went from inferior to a legend. 
The book is about a resilient and courageous player who had to go through a lot of obstacles to get to his dream, to play the beautiful sport soccer. He was a boy who had nothing, but didn’t let that get through his way. He had an ambitious mindset that nothing will stop what he cherishes. Zlatan says “We usually can’t become a legend before death but I am a living legend”. Personally this book I highly recommend because a boy that didn’t have the backgrounds that one would expect still made a great success in his life. 
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"Amelia didn’t jump."
Kimberly McCreight offers a poignant and unique perspective about high school life in her novel, Reconstructing Amelia. She follows a mother’s quest for clues after her daughter is found dead at school. Kate Baron believes she has pulled off being a single mother. She always puts her daughter, a very successful straight-A student, before her, and values her close-knit mother-daughter relationship. Amelia, her daughter, has always been open and honest, never a trouble-maker at her prestigious high school. However, one day Kate is called to the school and rushes over only to find her daughter dead, having fallen from the roof of the school. Kate is assured by the school that Amelia committed suicide, but never fully accepts the theory. A race for clues ensues that will change Kate’s life forever. McCreight changes the perspective of the novel every few chapters, allowing readers to connect and sympathize with both Amelia and Kate. Though most of the characters are female, anybody would enjoy this fast-paced story. McCreight keeps readers on the edge of their seats, finishing with a shocking ending comparable to Agatha Christie’s writing.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15776309-reconstructing-amelia?from_search=true&search_version=service

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There’s a wanted man and he wants to see Harry Potter. This man is believed to have assisted in the death of Harry’s parents. In the third installment of the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Sirius Black has escaped the notoriously, horrifically guarded prison Azkaban. Harry Potter was abandoned as a child when Lord Voldemort killed his parents, and he was left to live with his Aunt and Uncle. They attempted to hide his magic from him, but when he turned 11 he found out he had magic. Harry then attended Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry has now been at Hogwarts for three years, and now Sirius Black has escaped prison and wants to find Harry. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be a good book for someone who enjoy stories about fantasy and adventure.
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“I don’t think there is a right or wrong anymore. Only horrible and not-quite-so-horrible.” In the final installment of the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, The Death Cure, Thomas is so close finding the answer to the one question everyone has been asking the entire series. Who can you trust? Set in a dystopian future where the earth is ravaged by the sun, and a deadly virus is infecting all of the human race, it is now up to Thomas to find out the right thing to do, discover some answers and complete one final test from WICKED, the organization that started this whole journey. Thomas and the Gladers have gotten through the Maze and the Scorch, and now, left alone to their own devices in what’s left of the real world, we finally see the truth come out of everyone.
The more you read, the more your perspective changes, and you begin to know less and less. The book really opens your eyes to some of the decision you have to make in your lifetime, and whether or not it's the right one. I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the first books of the series, and people who love action and suspense, not knowing where the book will take you next,
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“She says that she is a compulsive liar. That’s probably the only true thing that she will ever tell you. She’s always one step ahead of you. “
Seventeen year old, Micah, living in New York with her parent is one big liar. She has been lying for pretty much her whole life. In “Liar” by Justine Larbalestierer, Micahs boyfriend, Zachary, dies. Not knowing what happened to him, Micah just keeps living on. The book goes back and forth before Zachary’s death and after.
 I personally liked the book in the beginning because I got to know the main character more. 
While reading, you’ll find out what Micah’s secret is. The more you read, the secrets spill out, making you question everything. How, why, who?  By the time I finished the book, I did have some questions that the book did not answer and I found it confusing, but overall it’s a interesting book to read. This book is recommended for people who like thrillers and mysteries. 

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 “The beauty of the world... has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”  - Virginia Woolf.  

In the novel, Pretties by Scott Westerfeld, the book was very exciting to read because of its diverse genres like action, and romance. This book is about a girl named Tally who finally turned pretty, she was living in her new world and living the life she had always dreamed of since she was little. Then someone from her past life helps her remember there's something in her brain that is making her forget her past life. She tries to forget about the encounter but knows that there was a reason he came. She then finds a cure with her boyfriend and escapes, but once she does there is a big problem.This book is very exciting because of all the action. One part of the book Tally and her friends jump from a hot air balloon. This book is also very romantic. It is about a love triangle and how it evolves throughout the story. I think that people who have read the first book, Uglies and enjoyed it, and like action/romantic books they should read this book.

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The book diamond boy by Michael Williams is a story of great adventure and hardship. This story is about a family that leaves their town to go to the diamond fields of Marange for a better life and better profits. “Diamonds for everyone” is the quote they were greeted too as they had arrived to the diamond fields but this is not the case. The diamonds that they will mine will be turned over  to the owner of the hills James Banda, Patson’s uncle.  Patson  hopes to find a girazi- the stone that could change your life, so he can move out of marange and live a better life. In all of this hardship the army and Air force take over the control over the diamond hills of Marange in this screwed up government of Zimbabwe. This is horrifying for Patson and his family because they get taken apart and split up in the instance of this. This story is of great adventure and just when you think nothing worse could happen a new adventure comes his way. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and suspense. I enjoyed it, i hope you do too. 

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“From the very first moment his father told him about it, the mechanical man had become the center of Hugo’s life.”  
I loved this book! It was filled with mystery and magic and not to mention the gorgeous illustrations that went along with the book. In the novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, twelve year old orphan, Hugo Cabret, lives in the the walls of a train station and tends to the clocks. However, his top priority is to unlock the secrets to a mechanical man his father left him. When Hugo gets caught stealing toys from a toy booth owner, Georges Melies, his most precious secret is put in peril when he steals his notebook. With the help from Isabelle, Hugo’s friend, they figure out how to get it to work. After they discover the mechanical man’s function new information puzzles them to investigate further and what they find out surprises them. I think all ages would enjoy this book. People who like, art, mystery and a good ending will definitely love this book!
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