Yes, it’s another young adult book that will be turned into a movie. And this time it’s the fantasy/dystopian/romance mash-up, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, part one in a planned trilogy. Universal pictures announced that it has aquired the film rights to the whole series, (and the whole series hasn’t even been released yet in book form. How’s that for fast work?) If you haven’t read the first one yet, give it a try. It’s the story of a 17 year old art student named Karou who lives in Prague. She’s an orphan who’s stepfather is a “wish monger,” someone who buys teeth and pays the sometimes questionable teeth sellers in “wish money” currency. The world that author Laini Taylor creates is original and fascinating. The next one in the trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight has already made it on the New York Times best seller list. If you enjoyed the romance aspect of Hunger Games, you will not be disappointed!
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On Monday, November 19 and November 26 from 7 to 8 pm, the Writers and Readers club will meet downstairs at the Library. It’s just for Riverside people in 6th to 8th grade. Be there for writing games where we will gear up for character development, description and other snarly writing stuff. Be there to discuss (or criticize) a new book, genre or movie. It’s going to be the literary event of the year! (Or at least a fun way to spend your Monday evening.)
On Friday, November 16, at the library you will be able to stay after hours for the Friday Night film club. If you were here last time, you know that club members get to choose the next film. This week’s is, “Moonrise Kingdom,” the story of a boy, a girl, and a dream to make their own world in the middle of family dysfunction and boy scout camp. Show starts at 4 pm. It’s only for Riverside 6th grade and up and there will be popcorn, pizza and other movie treats. Fill your mind and your stomach! (This movie is rated PG-13, and that’s okay. Just bring a signed permission slip if you are a 6th grader who is 12 years old.)
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games then you’ve gotten a taste for dystopia–books about a society changed forever by something that happened in the past. If you’ve finished The Hunger Games and you are “hungry” (so sorry) for more books set in a dystopian future, then how about trying Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. It’s a story about a young man called “Nailer” who makes a living tearing apart rusty, abandoned ships. It’s a tough and dangerous job made even more dangerous by the oil fumes, dirt, dust and the company Nailer keeps. Complicating his life is the fact that his father has crashed into the dark world of gangs and drugs. Nailer’s life is grim, but there are a few bright spots. His friend and boss, Pima represents a safe haven. Her family protects Nailer from his father. But no one can protect them from a “city killer” a typhon storm that sweeps through their coastal village. When a clipper ships also blows ashore, things get even more complicated when Pima and Nailer rescue a young heiress who’s running away from her father’s enemies. There is plenty of action, danger, and a bit of romance too; enough to satisfy all of you out there pining away after finishing The Hunger Games series.