Fiction Friday! This week we feature some of your Reading Goes Retro book reviews. If you want to see more, visit the information desk. If you want to write a review, stick it in our Ask or ask for a slip at the information desk. Remember, every review gets you a ticket for our summer raffle prizes!
The Fever ~by Megan Abbott: (4/5 stars): The Fever is a very good young adult book that seems more familiar because it is about a situation that occurred locally. It was fascinating to read a fictionalized version of what happened and how the situation snowballed into hysteria. Very good read.
The Name of This Book is Secret ~by Pseudonymous Bosch (5/5 stars): It’s a great book, about a great secret. What is that secret? The book tells of a secret, and you must figure it out!
True Love ~by Jude Devereaux (4/5 stars): Great summer read whether you are at the beach, cabin in the woods, or on your favorite recliner! Nantucket, romance, and ghosts! How can you go wrong?
The Fault in Our Stars ~by John Green (5/5 stars): Feels attack. Don’t try to cry. Let it happen. You will die inside. L Remember, cancer is sad and cigarettes kill. (RIP Augustus Walters)
Bonus review: This is a tragic love story as the reader follows Hazel through her losing battle with cancer. The reader falls in love with the way Augustus Waters falls in love with Hazel and the challenges he overcomes to prove to Hazel she is worth loving. The end has a twist that leaves the reader heartbroken. This is beautifully written. (5/5 stars)
Soon I Will Be Invincible ~by Austin Grossman (3/5 stars): Super heroes, both good and evil tell two sides of a story, learn their super power origins, strengths, and weaknesses. Story starts slow, but it ends quite spectacularly.
Romeo & Juliet ~by William Shakespeare (5/5 stars): What a classic! What a tragedy! So sad they both died. So sad families have such a difference of opinion. Can’t wait to see it at Shakespeare in the Park next year!