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September Reading Challenge Reviews


(Click on the titles to learn more about the books and whether they are available currently at the library!)

The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher

"Good story and reminder of what family left at home had to deal with in times of war." - Connie

More Than You Know by Nan Parson Rossiter

"An interesting story- fun read for the summer." - Cindy

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

"Really good." - Mary

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

"Depressing!" - Nancy

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"Awesome book.. a must read!" - Janice

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

"Interesting view of the south during the war years- the prejudice, the segregation, and the power" - Diane

A Bell for Adano by John Hersey

"A very good and often funny book about army life in Italy. How a major took care of the occupied town of Adano and won the heart of the people." - Carol

Are you there, God? It's Me. Margaret by Judy Blume

"I can't believe I had never read this before!" - Maxine

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

"The ending was totally unexpected. The subject had to do with being able to choose medically what is done to you. Also an incredible story of a family watching one child die, while the other struggles for her identity." - Ruth

Cold Harbour by Jack Higgins

"Fantastic WW2 book with spies, counterspies and constant action' - Tami

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

"Just as magical with each reread!" - Carrie

The Forgotten 500 by Gregory Freeman

"An incredible untold, nonfiction story from WWII." - Trudi

Night by Elie Wiesel

"Very good book about the Holocaust." -Dan

And the winner of the September Reading Challenge is..

Glenda Wiken!

Congrats Glenda!

She read Role of Thunder, Hear me Cry by Mildred Taylor

"Well written- clearly shown the plight of depression era racial prejudice but the family was strong through it all."

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

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