Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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A 16 year old girl comes to a point in her life where she has to decide to abandon her family or lead a happier fuller life. The girl takes a chance and begins to realize what it really means to be selfless, like her family in Abnegation (her origin faction). Along the way, she makes new friends and overcomes great struggles in her adventures. I recommend this book because it is very busy and never stops. The plot is amazing! This made me start reading books again. You would like this book if you like… The Hunger Games, The Giver, or The Maze Runner.

- Destiny, RRHS Student

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015 National Library Week Celebration: A Renaissance Affair (April 27 - May 1, 2015)

This National Library Week, your library invites you to celebrate the genre that whisks you away from the everyday to a time and place far away, one of swords and sorcery, quests and creatures, danger and discovery, and absolutely no friendly vampires: High Fantasy! The era which serves as the inspiration for so many high fantasy tropes coincided with a time when people believed that dragons existed in forms that were not komodo, frilled, fly, lilly, metaphorical, or you and your classmates, a time capped off by the Renaissance. All this week, visit your library before school and during lunch to enjoy Renaissance Festivities:

  • Monday: Jousting!
  • Tuesday: Fortune Telling with Madame Oubetcha!
  • Wednesday: Quoits!
  • Thursday: Photo Booth!
  • Friday: Wii Renaissance Games!

2015 National Library Week Celebration: A Renaissance Affair (April 27 - May 1, 2015)

This National Library Week, your library invites you to celebrate the genre that whisks you away from the everyday to a time and place far away, one of swords and sorcery, quests and creatures, danger and discovery, and absolutely no friendly vampires: High Fantasy! The era which serves as the inspiration for so many high fantasy tropes coincided with a time when people believed that dragons existed in forms that were not komodo, frilled, fly, lilly, metaphorical, or you and your classmates, a time capped off by the Renaissance. All this week, visit your library before school and during lunch to enjoy Renaissance Festivities:

  • Monday: Jousting!
  • Tuesday: Fortune Telling with Madame Oubetcha!
  • Wednesday: Quoits!
  • Thursday: Photo Booth!
  • Friday: Wii Renaissance Games!

- RET3, Guest Blogger

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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The Sinclair Family is an old moneyed family that vacations every year on their private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Harris and Tipper Sinclair look forward to seeing their children and grandchildren every summer. One year, Gat comes to the island. He is the nephew of one of the sisters' boyfriend. Gat does not have blond hair like the rest of the Sinclairs. He is Indian. Gat is taken in by the older grandchildren: Cady, Mirren and Johnny. The family calls them the Liars. Cady and Gat have an instant connection. Towards the end of Summer Fifteen, Cady has an accident that impairs her memories. She skips a summer going to the island. The next summer she goes back and finds the main house has been razed and rebuilt in a new and very modern style. As the summer continues, Cady learns from the other Liars what she can't remember. What really happened on the island that summer? The answer will shock you. I would definitely recommend this book if you love suspense; you will be compelled to finish it in one sitting. You would like this book if you like… suspense or mystery novels.


- Becky, RRHS Staff