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Battle of the Books Update:

Plans are being made to hold a Virtual Battle of the Books competition in late April/early May. Emails have been sent out to the students who would be involved and the response is positive. LMS would be the only school competing this year with 20 possible participants. Logistics need to be worked out to get copies of the books to the students, have a practice session, and compete. Stay tuned!

Soaring Eagle Update:


 Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald
Grenade by Alan Gratz
The Library of Lost Things
by Laura Taylor Namey
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
 by Kwame Alexander
They Both Die at the End
 by Adam Silvera
Truly Devious
 by Maureen Johnson
 by Joelle Charbonneau
Wizard for Hire
 by Obert Skye

Read 3 of these books and you can vote for your favorite to be the 2021 winner! Votes are due March 1, 2021


Reader's Advisory:

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson  
Genre: Mystery 
This is the first book in a series of three. Absolutely a great fast read. From first page to the last this is difficult to put down. What's not to love about a mystery? It jumps back and forth between current and past time, while a young coming of age detective finds herself in a current murder mystery. The story takes place at an exclusive boarding school for unique learning talents in junior or senior year. This academy is by invite and costs the family nothing. With the chance to better themselves, some come from wealthy families and others not so much. The main character is incredible and keeps you wanting more. While the past unfolds in a mysterious kidnapping and missing persons, the current time allows the main character to attempt to solve the mystery while finding herself in the middle of a murder case. There are numerous clues and hints of what happened as the story unfolds and opens the past into the present. A highly recommended read for any young person to adult.

Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
Genre: Romance
Darcy Wells is a literary genius who can name title and author for any quote she is given and lives her life with “advice” from novels. She lives with her mother, a compulsive shopper, and shoulders the majority of responsibilities, decisions and finances of their lives. Just as her life grows more difficult with housing issues, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot, walks into the bookstore where Darcy works both complicating and enriching her life. Suddenly, words and books fail Darcy as she wonders if letting Asher in is a possibility and/or a good idea.

Grenade by Alan Gratz
Genre: Historical Fiction
In 1945, during WWII, the island of Okinawa was occupied by the Japanese. When they learned an American invasion force was coming, they gave all the school boys two homemade grenades each and told them to go blow up the Marines when they landed. Hideki has been taught by the Japanese that the Americans are monsters, but when he sees them he isn't sure who are the real monsters. What will Hideki do with his grenades in this retelling of the Battle of Okinawa? 

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