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My life, deleted: a memoir

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Jun 172015
 

My life, deleted is a wonderful account of Scott Bolzan’s accident and subsequent memory loss and ailments. The courage he showed through his trials can teach us all about courage and perseverance. I loved the honesty and strength with which they wrote.

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Synopsis as given by publisher: Describes how a former NFL player suffered permanent amnesia after a head injury–losing all of his memories of his past, his wife and children, and the imprint of a lifetime of learning–and describes how he reinvented himself with the help of his wife and family.

 

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Sister: a novel

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Jun 172015
 

4 stars

This was a great book that kept me guessing the whole time with an ending I didn’t see coming. I loved the characters, detail, and story line. My biggest problem was the author’s use of swearing. It was not needed in what was otherwise a great book.

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Book Synopsis as given by publisher: When Beatrice hears that her little sister, Tess, is missing, she returns home to London on the first flight available. But Bee is unprepared for the terrifying truths she must face about her younger sibling when Tess’s broken body is discovered in the snow.The police, Bee’s friends, her fiancé and even her mother accept the fact that Tess committed suicide. But nobody knows a sister like a sister, and Bee is convinced that something more sinister is responsible for Tess’s untimely death. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Oct 092014
 

I have read, and reread A Midsummer Night’s Dream several times, and I always find it just as enchanting as the time before. I love the way this book is so romantic and absolutely hilarious at the same time. The book takes place in the woods outside of Athens. There are four main characters: Lysander and Hermia are in love and planning to elope. Demetrius wants to marry Hermia, and her father says she must marry him, but she refuses. Then there is Helena, and she is madly in love with Demetrius. Things start to get interesting when the four main characters get in the middle of a dispute between the fairy king and the fairy queen! People are made to fall in love with other people, some turn out with donkey heads, and the hilarity ensues. Eventually all ends up as it should be with everyone living happily ever after.

 

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Homework Help

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Oct 022013
 

School has started once again which means that the time for homework help is here!!! We at the Portneuf District Library are here to help with children’s homework Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-6pm, and Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 6p.m., grades K-12. Homework help has already started and will run throughout the school year. Students must bring their homework or school assignments with which they need assistance.  Art and messy craft projects will not be included in homework help. To ensure that we are able to make our time as effective as possible we are limiting the concentrated amount of time we spend tutoring a single student to a half hour or one hour so that we are able to help other students as well. The student is more than welcome to ask for help if they need it after that first hour, but the library staff will no longer be able to walk them step by step through every problem. If you have any more questions please ask a librarian or call the library at 208-237-2192.

 

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Jun 022012
 

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent Trilogy and honestly I was a little hesitant about diving right into reading it after having not read Divergent for so long, however, I need not have worried at all. Insurgent had enough continuity and explanation to it that as long as you knew who the main characters were it was easy to just jump right in and read. This story continued right where the first book left off, and I felt like all of my major questions from the first book were either answered or continued on throughout the second book. The character development in this book was just as good as the first. I felt like I came to know the main characters even more and in different ways as they grew and continued through the challenges facing their world. One thing I love about this book is that there is a strong female lead, and yet it is still a thrilling and engaging book for both the sexes. This novel, just as Divergent, has several different themes running at once. There is action and romance, conspiracy and intrigue, along with several interesting questions raised such as: What makes someone a bad person or a good person? Does being a bad person make you a cruel person? All in all, I really loved this book and would recommend the series to anyone who is looking for something new to read!

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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May 252012
 

Divergent was definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year. It is a piece of dystopian fiction; however, it introduces a new and unique plot with a twist! I have read and loved the Hunger Games Trilogy along with the Maze Runner Trilogy and am quickly getting into the Matched, Birthmarked, and Delirium Trilogies all of which are also dystopian literature. Divergent is different though which is what I loved so much about it! The characters are diverse and relatable. Beatrice, who feels she doesn’t quite fit in where she is at, is trying to make decisions about her life while stuck in this dystopian society which is separated into factions all based on different values. Abnegation value selflessness, Erudite value knowledge, Candor value honesty, while Amity value peace and Dauntless value courage. While some aspects of the plot may not be extremely realistic at times, the author still creates continuity within the world she has created which pulls the reader in. Of course, there are a plethora of questions raised in the first book by different situations and actions which don’t get immediately answered, but don’t despair! The second book does a marvelous job of answering, or continuing, them all! This book is a fun and intriguing read which will keep you flipping pages until the very end! I loved it!

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