Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our Favorite Fiction Books this Year (So Far)

Part Three of the favorite books the children's department has read in 2012 is all about fiction.  Anything can happen in the land of fiction; girls can fly, robots save the world, or things can seem almost completely normal.  So kick your imaginations into over-drive and lets dive into the wacky world of made up stories.

Miss Rachel

Rust Vol 1: Visitor in the Field
by Roydenn Lepp
Amazing graphic novel with historic 1950's feel.
J / 741.5 / LEP

Miss Elaine

The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place)
by Maryrose Wood
Told from the perspective of the fifteen-year-old governess, Wood continues the story of the Incorrigible Children, who have an unfortunate proclivity towards chasing squirrels.  Unsolved mysteries continue to grow, so the reader is beginning to think something sinister is going on.  I can't wait to read the third one that just came out.

Miss Shih-Mei

by Joke van Leeuwen
An interesting and heart-warming story explores the conflict between individual freedom and the togetherness of family and friends.

Miss Lora

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
by W. R. Philbrick
Homer tells more than a few "tall tales" when he sets off on adventure to find his brother who has been sold into service during the Civil War.  This story reminds me of Mark Twain's tales of mischievous boys, Huck and Tom.

Miss Lauren

Anything but Typical
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Autistic twelve-year-old, Jason's biggest worry is if his online friend will turn into his online girlfriend after they meet in real life at a young writer's convention.  Jason is easy to relate to and his words provide a clear picture of what it is like for him to grow up different from those around him.

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