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9/7/2016
Before the Fall - by Noah Hawley
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookThink before you accept a last minute copter ride from Vineyard to NYC!! A reformed artist, redefining his life becomes a hero after surviving a plane crash and saving the only other survivor - a 4 year old now orphan worth over $100 million in care of his aunt. We read the "histories" of each victim on the plane-- events leading up to the fatal crash. The true scum of radio and financial frauds is revealed; an interesting and poignant philosophy and truth surfaces.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



9/7/2016
Everything She Forgot - by Lisa Ballantyne
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookInextricably involved in multi-vehicle accident, trapped in a burning car about to explode, an unknown (and scarred man) rescues her.? Who, Why? After a serious recovery, she is drawn to finding her rescuer - again? to thank him? As the details emerge, numerous hospital visits to this unknown but comatose man, seriously injured during the daring rescue emerge - slowly a remarkable truth surfaces - Resolution. OK-
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/7/2016
Poison Flower - by Thomas Perry
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookSense of justice vs. traditional police - corruption propels Native American super-female to Rescue! and create new identities for victims - While abilities and survival techniques challenge credibility they also are creative and unique! Fun to see the devil get his due, even if by vigilante force.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/7/2016
Traveling Alone - by Samuel Bjork
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
BookBritish Recording - Excellent for mystery/thriller category this is one of the BEST! True, Swedish authors can be dark, touching on the human psyche, often angst but the complex plot and "human" characterization certainly kept my attention. Going back to a kidnapped baby from nursery, each major detective of crime is somehow connected and ultimately victimized-
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
Dewey - by Vicki Myron
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookOne of the best I have ever read. I could not put it down. It is constant in its quality of relating the life of an extremely musical cat and also the author very smoothly inserts the continuing changes in country and world events which is unusual for a biography. I am 93 years old and a true cat lover from the word go and thus appreciate the quality of the author's tale. One does not always find the breadth of 2 types of information woven together. At first I thought it would bother me but it never did. If you do not have this book, you might consider having it.
Reviewed by: Toni from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
Evil Spy School - by Stuart Gibbs
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookThe fourth book of this series. One of the best ones so far, as it shows the evil side of the characters. It was very funny and exciting. Great book just like the rest of the series.
Reviewed by: Anya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
Far From Home (Families of the Westward Journey - by Lillian Schlissel
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookOh my gosh, this book was filled with so much tragedy, despair, poverty, death, and hunger. There are 3 stories, the first 2 accounts of westward expansion told through letters sent back east and preserved through history. The 3rd about German/Russian immigrants arriving in North Dakota. An utter despairing look at life in the early 1900's told by one of the daughters interviewing her father and uncle. So depressing. I could barely finish it. Not a glimmer of hope or happiness in their lives.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
Fire and Ice - by Judith Jance
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
BookA childhood read. Seems like she wrote it to fill a quota. Too easy, too cliche.
Reviewed by: Charley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
I Let You Go - by Clare Mackintosh
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
BookThrilling read! Creative plot to very surprising conclusion. A must read for mystery lovers. Wow! Not Faulkner, but.... Gruesome in some details, Glorious in others.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/6/2016
The Gallery - by Laura Fitzgerald
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookGreat plot. Realistic flashback by 95 yr. old woman (former wealthy teen aged maid in NY in early 1900's). Innovative plot twist. Enjoyed, fun.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
13 Hours in Benghazi - by Mitchell Zuckoff
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookI kept hoping this book would end differently despite knowing all too well how it would. I think I may have enjoyed this more if not for how front and center it all is now. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
All The Light We Cannot See - by Anthony Doerr
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookThis book follows the lives of a young boy (14 years old) in Germany from 1939-1944 during WW II, and a young girl (6 years old) in Paris and the affect of the war on their lives.
Reviewed by: Dianne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Around the World in 70 Years - by Felicity Hoffecker
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
BookStories spanning 70 years around the globe - cute. Each chapter is it's own individual story about life somewhere on the globe.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Artemis Fowl The Atlantis Complex - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookOnce again, a five star book. The world created is very vivid and makes you feel as if you are there. The Atlantis complex once again grabs your interest and puts you in a whole new world.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Bonnie - by Iris Johansen
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
BookThird of a series involving a kidnapped child and mother's relentless struggle to find her and bring her home. Spiritual aspects are part of the story.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Death of a Dreamer - by MC Beaton
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
BookAnother superb murder mystery involving Constable Hamish MacBeth in the highlands of Scotland. A quick read, can be done in a night!
Reviewed by: Tom from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Empire of Sin - by Gary Krist
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookThis book follows the many changes that occurred in the French Quarter area of New Orleans between the mid 1800's and mid 1900's.
Reviewed by: Dianne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Families - by Jane Howard
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookA look at American families today - the different make ups, etc., informational, kind of text booky but I liked it, not for everyone!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Five Little Skunks - by Gloria Adams
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookI liked Five Little Skunks because the skunks hold up numbers. I liked the singing a little bit. My favorite part is when everybody runs away.
Reviewed by: Landon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Go to Sleep Groundhog! - by Judy Cox
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookGroundhog has trouble going to sleep. He goes out for a little walk. Groundhog sees Halloween costumes and a witch. Then the witch read him a story and gave him some cider. When he couldn't go to sleep he went for a walk again. He saw a turkey. He reads him a Thanksgiving Story and he gives him pumpkin pie. He couldn't fall asleep again so he went for a walk. He saw Santa. Santa gave him a cookie and read him a story. When he woke up he saw his shadow so he went back to his bed.
Reviewed by: Molly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Gone Girl - by Gillian Flynn
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookLots of twists. This story is told by the husband and wife of a missing wife, his chapter, her chapter, taking turns. I read it every other chapter, husband's story first, wife's when I was done with Nick's side. Twists & turns!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Grit the Power and Passion of Perseverence - by Angela Duckworth
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
BookThis is a book I will buy my own copy of - definitely one for the personal library! The author discusses applying passion and perseverance to every aspect of your life to reach success. There are no shortcuts, very uplifting! Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows - by J K Rowling
Five Star Rating       Children -
BookThe thrilling farewell to the series. It definitely just as good as the other six. An exhilarating novel. An instant classic, very touching and a very very good read.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Hot Ice - by Nora Roberts
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
BookA very entertaining read, lots of fun. Searching for treasure by two unique characters. I enjoyed it a lot, quick reading too.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


9/2/2016
Just Kids - by Patti Smith
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
BookA memoir - very artsy
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fiction Reviews - Sorted by Title

14th Deadly Sin - James Patterson
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Predicable, too easy o figure out, but great cliffhanger.
Reviewed by: Jane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Science
- A classic on the topic of cosmological physics. Hawking uses simple analogies to help explain a very profound subject.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I have read most of Louise Penny's books and I would recommend A Fatal Grace as one of her best. I am not an avid reader, but this was definitely a page turner. I love her style, her characters (who continue from one book to another) and the little town of Three Pines... it's a nice summer time novel, as it takes place in the middle of a Canadian winter....
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw - Christopher Healy
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Just like the first two, this kept me laughing and wanting to read more. This was a real page turner. I'm very sad the series is over.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Hobbitt, a Wardrobe, and a Great War - Josephh Leonte
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Leonte puts us back with two major writer/thinkers as they sort out Faith in relationship to the 1st World War. I had a hard time with the concept of heroism tied to religion, But it's a great read.
Reviewed by: Patti from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R R Martin
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great find! 100 years before A Game of Thrones, a precursor. Hedge Knight "Dunk" and his boy, Squire "Egg" (Actually an outspoken son of the king) journey the kingdom. Three tense adventures for the pair... I loved it. Back to the age of knights, jousts, brutality and courage-on to "A Game Thrones." This young pair is a delight!
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R R Martin
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Fantasy
- Good read, but lacks the depth of his other books.
Reviewed by: Kara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a well written, compelling story of four college classmates as they go through life. One has a very tragic backstory and at times this is very difficult to read. 720 pages. An excellent novel, but parts are very sad.
Reviewed by: Beth from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Lowcountry Wedding - Mary Alice Monroe
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A wonderful book about three half sisters and their grandmother. Two of the girls are getting married in the Lowcountry, outside of Charleston. There are all kinds of preparations, problems, and a half brother who arrives! A great book for the porch or beach.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Manual For Cleaning Women - Lucia Berlin
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Five stories with somewhat grim subjects. Yes, read them.
Reviewed by: Peg from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Tale for the Time Bring - Ruth Ozeki
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Psychological Fiction
- Interesting story combining 40's past with contemporary times.
Reviewed by: Wendy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- One of the best of Penny's books. I loved the writing and descriptive outcome of yet another murder in Three Pines.
Reviewed by: Nancy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


A Week in Winter - Maeve Bincht
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Chicks Starr decides to rehab an old, decrepit mansion in western Ireland and turn it into a winter holiday destination. Full of quirky, eccentric guests, this is classic Maeve Binchy. It is also her final book.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Abide with Me - Elizabeth Strout
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This novel is set in Maine in the 1950's. It is the story of a young minister and his struggles to adjust to the death of his wife and taking care of his two young daughters. Very good.
Reviewed by: Beth from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Accused - Lisa Scottoline
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Set in Philadelphia, a lawyer is hired to prove a convicted killer is innocent. The author keeps you guessing!
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


After You - Jojo Moyes
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- If you liked "Me Before You", you should definitely read this. Moyes did a great job finding that way to tie the two together.
Reviewed by: Julie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


After You - Jojo Moyes
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Sequel to Me Before You. Great read! Explores the grieving process from various points of view.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All Day and a Night - Alafair Burke
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Complex murder mystery when a copy-cat murder occurs 18 years after a man confined to prison for life (thus the name of the book) death of 5 women. Two female protagonists- detective and a lawyer with ties to community of earlier murders. Good, long read. Solution- 2 different killers. Good read.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All the Light We Can Not See - Anthony Doerr
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical
- Interesting book set during WWII. I found the book a little hard to get into. The author skips around between characters and times which confused me at times. However, by the end I could not put the book down.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a story of two young people...blind Marie Laure growing up in France and orphan Werner growing up in Germany and how their lives intersected in occupied France near the end of WWII. The ending was not what I expected, but it was beautifully written. A National Book Award finalist. Read this as an audiobook.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book follows the lives of a young boy (14 years old) in Germany from 1939-1944 during WW II, and a young girl (6 years old) in Paris and the affect of the war on their lives.
Reviewed by: Dianne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All the single Ladies - Dorothea Benton Frank
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I love all her books and this one didn't disappoint. Single and older presents quite some challenges in this novel of three women and how they cope with their children, aging parents and relationships with each other and men. Each woman has her own set of problems and with the help of each other they persevere. Set in the low country of South Carolina, which I love, makes for a wonderful book.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is a fictional account of a young doctor's first year working with an established country general practitioner in Northern Ireland. The author is a physician from Ireland who practiced for 30 years in Canada. He is now retired and splits his time between Ireland and Canada. The author admits the rural Ulster portrayed in the book no longer exists. The book was enjoyable with many funny and heart warming stories.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


April and Oliver - Tess Callahan
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A short, but entertaining read- You felt it should turn out a certain way, as you read, but in the end you are left with possibilities. Did he, did she. Did we get a glimpse of the future in a couple of dreams? Left for the reader to decide. I liked that-
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Around the World in 70 Years - Felicity Hoffecker
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Stories spanning 70 years around the globe - cute. Each chapter is it's own individual story about life somewhere on the globe.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Astonish Me - Maggie Shipstead
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Astonish Me was a little hard to get into. It was not my favorite kind of book as every chapter started with a date that kept going back and forth. I kept having to find the last chapter's date so I knew where the next chapter was taking place. However, incredible story and very worth it to read.
Reviewed by: Julie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- While this book is extremely readable, I am not sure why. It is somewhat repetitive and I really found the characters unlikable. While this book takes place during WWII and is billed as historical fiction, it is really more of a sci-fi period romance. A trio looks for the Loch Ness monster while struggling with addiction, domestic violence and parental disabandonment. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Aunt Demity Takes a Holiday - Nancy Atherton
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A blue journal left by Aunt Emity to Lori helps her with detective work at the Earl's reading of his will. When she opens the journal, it writes help for her on the pages in solving mysteries.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Any reader who spends time in FL gets introduced to Carl Hiaasen. I've read several of his books and they never fail to entertain. As there are a lot of real characters in FL you know he doesn't have to go far to find people and events that are real and then he weaves them into a work of fiction. Working as part of the Miami Herald writing staff , he gets all the bizarre news stories. The bad monkey of the story was won in a poker game and is supposedly the star of all the Johnny Depp pirate movies. The story involves a cop that has lost his badge trying to catch a Medicare fraud perp that cut off his own arm to be reeled in by a fisherman (a staged event) to prove he's dead.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Barkskins - Annie Proulx
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Good book and nice that so much of it takes place in New England and Canada. Only shortcoming is that I think it ended abruptly.
Reviewed by: Wendy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Arthur
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- The Barrington Clifton saga continues with a corporate change of chairman and the successful completion of a luxury ocean liner. The plot is more intriguing with each page turned.
Reviewed by: Elaine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Before the Fall - Noah Havley
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Great! A mid-life crisis of a prior AA, smoking/fat artist newly reformed by swimming (inspired by event by Jack Lalane). Now reformed, anticipating his first show in NYC, the protagonist finds himself in a private jet that suddenly goes down?! Struggling hours in water, he saves the son, now an orphan. The windows open on the past lives, events of all on plane. Really very good!
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Think before you accept a last minute copter ride from Vineyard to NYC!! A reformed artist, redefining his life becomes a hero after surviving a plane crash and saving the only other survivor - a 4 year old now orphan worth over $100 million in care of his aunt. We read the "histories" of each victim on the plane-- events leading up to the fatal crash. The true scum of radio and financial frauds is revealed; an interesting and poignant philosophy and truth surfaces.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Best of Sisters - Susan Mallery
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I liked this book. It is a novel about love over family, money and prestige. Great characters, you can really relate to them. Dislike some, love others.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Betrayed - Lisa Scottoline
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Great read. I like Scottoline's mix of mystery and character development. This is the second book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. Judy Carrier is the main character in the book although Rosato and DiNunzio are still present.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Betrayed - Lisa Scottoline
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- An associate at all female law firm in Philadelphia, Judy Carrier suspects foul play when her aunt's friend dies suddenly. The complex network of crime that she discovers leads the reader on a great journey from beginning to end.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Blood Orchid - Stuart Woods
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is the first Stuart Woods novel I've ever read. Fast paced detective novel.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bonnie - Iris Johansen
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Third of a series involving a kidnapped child and mother's relentless struggle to find her and bring her home. Spiritual aspects are part of the story.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Breath of Scandal - Sandra Brown
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Very good Sandy Brown style. Worth Reading.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Just as good as her previous Three Pines mysteries
Reviewed by: Charley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bulls Island - Dorothea Benton Frank
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Not as light hearted as she usually writes.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Calculated in Death - J D Robb
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- I was given this book on CD as a gift as I spend a lot of time in my car. A who done it murder mystery set in NYC. As some of the terminology did not seem American I googled the author thinking he/she would be from England. Surprised to learn that JD Robb is also Nora Roberts and that there are 40 books in this "In Death" series. While the story itself was well thought out, I did feel the main characters were a bit stereotyped; gorgeous female cop that even though injured several times gets right back to work, married to a billionaire who helps her solve crimes. This will be the only one of this series that I will read.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Calico Joe - John Grisham
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I liked this book. It was a good beach read. It's about baseball, a young boy looking for heroes and much more.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Caught - Harlan Coben
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- 4 Princeton roommates on a scavenger hunt 20 years ago face retribution... A snarl with multiple "crimes"is unraveled by a news (scandal?) reporter... Withson ok: murder, drug scandal, etc-- A bit too much. Ultimately, circumstantial guilt after a suicide- truth wins out.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Charming Billie - Alice McDermott
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical
- A pretty gloomy book. Charming Billy was such a sad man. Beautifully written.
Reviewed by: Catherine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Clawback - J A Jance
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Suspence
- This book is #11 in the Ali Reynold's series. It was a great read as usual with JA Jance. The combination of a mystery and pleasant characters who feel like friends makes for easy enjoyable summer read.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Clawback - JA Jance
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- JA Jance is always a great summer read. This is Ali Reynolds novel and it makes you think what people were going thru the when their retirement get stole by Ponzi scams and how sometime older people helping solve things and they different and aged way we look at things,
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cold Frame - P T Deutermann
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Unbelievable! Double-entendres. Det. "AB" uses smart cliches...tonge in cheek. Plot: new, complex use of toxicology...leads to hi-tech plant technology, but credible mutant security :) The giant scientist pits his plant arsenal against govt. Leader of DMX corrupt agent Mandeville, trying to take out his colleagues to protect his own chosen enemies! Characterization superior, really fun!
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cold, Cold Heart - Tami Hoag
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This is a page-turner. It's a murder mystery and I couldn't figure out the ending which I love!
Reviewed by: Luane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cometh the Hour - Jeffrey Archer
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- The Clifton chronicles continue. Not much to say about the characters. The ones that wore white hats continue to and the ones who wore black ones continue to. The plot follows that of a soap opera. One more book in November and we can put the Cliftons and Barringtons to bed.
Reviewed by: Elaine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cross Bones - Kathy Reich
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This book in #8 in the Temperance Brennan series. It has been awhile since I read a Kathy Reich book. There was a little too much discussion about the science of old bones in this book for me. Although I have to say that there was an article in the paper last week about 2 kinds of DNA and this was a part of the science in the book. This is not Bones like the TV series. The charaters are very different.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cross country - James Patterson
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- I like the Alex Cross novels but this wasn't one of my favs. There were too many brutal murders in it for my taste.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cross Justice - James Patterson
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- All the Cross stories have been good , but this was probably the best in a long time. Twist and turns thru the whole book and a great twist at the end, but don't read ahead...
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cuba Straits - Randy Wayne White
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Listened to book on CD. Read by George Guidall; one of my favorite book readers. A story in the Doc Ford series that weaves in a lot of Cuban history about Fidel and his brother in the early years, the revolution, baseball players sneaking into the US, Cuban missile crisis, Russian KGB presence, and JFK assassination. Story has a whole lot of characters and was a bit confusing at times to keep them all straight and who's killing who for what reason.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cut and Thrust - Stuart Woods
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is the 30th book out of 39 in "The Stone Barrington" series. Stone, a New York lawyer and retired police officer, finds himself at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. The First Lady herself, whose husband will soon be leaving the office of the Presidency, enters the race for this office long after several others have announced their run. Stone, a close friend of the First Lady, finds himself caught up in the events of the convention, as well as on the alert for some devious behavior happening around him. There are many twists and turns in this thriller, that Woods so masterfully lays down before you. It is certainly a book that you will have difficulty putting down.
Reviewed by: Samdy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Deadline - Sandra Brown
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Deadline is a classic Sandra Brown novel. She keeps you guessing who is the deadline is for.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Death of a Dreamer - MC Beaton
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Another superb murder mystery involving Constable Hamish MacBeth in the highlands of Scotland. A quick read, can be done in a night!
Reviewed by: Tom from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Deep Dish - Mary Kay Andrews
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A wonderful, light story about Gina Foxton and Tate Moody, who are competing against each other in a food cook off. There are many adventures and incidents that happen along the way; as well as a love story. A good beach read and comical relief.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Depraved Heart - Patricia Crornwell
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- If you are a follower of Dr. Scarpetta, this is coming to deal with things in her past and dealing with the deadly Carrie... twist and turns.
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Desire lines - Christina baker lines
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Interesting mystery. Some slow spots but nice twists and turns.
Reviewed by: Cathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dreams of Gold - Maynard F Thomson
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- This story gives a lot of insight into the life of an amateur skater viewing for Olympic gold. Some romance slipped in.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Empire of Sin - Gary Krist
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book follows the many changes that occurred in the French Quarter area of New Orleans between the mid 1800's and mid 1900's.
Reviewed by: Dianne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


End of Watch - Stephen King
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Unlike prior King novels I've ready, the characters and plot(s) here seem quite forcibly contrived, thus impeding the general flow of the narrative.
Reviewed by: David from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Eureka - William Diehl
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Interesting solution by police officer of a pre-World War 1 crime. The major characters both are police officers and each were war heroes, one in WWI and the other WWII. The story has lots of twists and turns, flashbacks and a touch of romance. Somewhat surprising in the end.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A real page turner! Who is the sociopathic killer? Can you guess? The author keeps your interest in this page turner. Someone is setting up Dr. Eric Parrish, a psychiatrist, and trying to ruin his life and his relationships.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Everything She Forgot - Lisa Ballantyne
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Inextricably involved in multi-vehicle accident, trapped in a burning car about to explode, an unknown (and scarred man) rescues her.? Who, Why? After a serious recovery, she is drawn to finding her rescuer - again? to thank him? As the details emerge, numerous hospital visits to this unknown but comatose man, seriously injured during the daring rescue emerge - slowly a remarkable truth surfaces - Resolution. OK-
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Executive Power - Vince Flynn
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Twisted plots to eliminate the state of Israel involve the reader in this spy thriller. CIA agents, world leaders, and Middle Eastern millionaires are entangled in a web o lies that a CIA agent attempts to untangle.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Eye of the Storm - Jack Higgins
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A good story about killing of government hierarchy in England.
Reviewed by: Dave from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I absolutely loved "Fahrenheit 451" I could tell it was an old book by its cover, (and that it was summer reading) but it was on a futuristic topic! And that made it seem like a brand new book! Firemen that burned houses (filled with books) instead of putting out the fires! It was captivating. I couldn't put it down. It made me realize that the world could come to a place where there aren't any more books to read :( with technology advancing so quickly, schools are using fewer textbooks and more iPads. It inspired me to read more and to be like Montag. Curious, and to do my own thing even though it's not the most popular. Follow your dreams no matter what. Phenomenal.
Reviewed by: Talia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Funny! Great airplane read.
Reviewed by: Jane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Find Her - Lisa Gardner
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- Involves kidnapping and abduction and this supposedly happens to the same girl not once but 3 times. Not too believable...
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fire and Ice - Judith Jance
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- A childhood read. Seems like she wrote it to fill a quota. Too easy, too cliche.
Reviewed by: Charley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


First Comes Love - Emily Giffin
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Felt that it was a very choppy story line and very superficial.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


First Family - David Baldacci
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- An explosive story of Murder, Kidnapping and Revenge. Add Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to the story and you have an amazing story with twists and turns. A MUST read.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


First to Die - James Patterson
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The first in the Women's Murder Club series. A little more violent than I wanted for a "beach read." But as always, James Patterson combines compelling characters with a twisty plot, and I couldn't put it down.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Flight Pattern - Karen White
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fast read. Romance, mystery and ultimately murder. Mostly a focus of family relationships and secrets kept too long.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Free Fire - CJ Box
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- #7 in the Joe Pickett series. This book is set in Yellowstone National Park where Joe is on a special project for the governor of Wyoming. Interesting mystery, that kept me guessing.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Funny Girl - Nick Hornby
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Historical
- Slow moving. Not as engaging as his other book.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Game of Thrones - George R R Martin
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Fantasy
- late to the "game" but goodby summer - 5 tomes!! Yikes! I may be late, but not lost to this game. Amazing, almost lyrical in descriptions. Philosophical, brutal reality of cunning, deceit, quest for power. Amazing imagination.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gone Again - James Grippando
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Jack Swyteck works to extend a stay of execution for the next man to face an execution. The twist is that the parents of the missing girl want the case to be re-opened. Jack presents many arguments to the judge that offer twists and turns that make the book intriguing.
Reviewed by: Elaine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Lots of twists. This story is told by the husband and wife of a missing wife, his chapter, her chapter, taking turns. I read it every other chapter, husband's story first, wife's when I was done with Nick's side. Twists & turns!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- First time I have read a Jack Reacher novel. Lots of action and fun to read. Although I never quite understood the character's motive. Left me thinking.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Goodbye Mr Chips - James Hilton
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I loved reading this book as I have been a teacher for 37 years. This unconventional teacher who thought he was a failure. He learned a lot about teaching and from a little girl who also taught him about love.
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Guilty Wives - James Patterson David Ellis
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is a good mystery with terror for the women in this story, with interesting unbelievable twist. I like Patterson but not sure if I like this combination with David Ellis.. the flow of this is not always smooth.. but still good a good story.. keep reading don't give up on it.
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hangman - Stephan Talt
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Exciting, fast-paced manhunt for a gruesome escaped murderer of young women. Protagonist is smart, albeit hostile to the wealthy neighborhood that had earlier shunned her. Complex plot trying to compute the why, and most importantly the who, or more than one. OK, good details. Tired to kidnapped teens with gruesome experiences, I guess.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Heaven Sent Rain - Lauraine Snelling
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Very enjoyable, heartwarming story of a young woman, a little boy and scruffy dog that happen into each other's lives when they need each other.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Here's To Us - Elin Hilderbrand
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is definitely in the "beach read" genre. It's the story of three women who meet at a house on Nantucket. They are Deacon Thorpe's exes who meet to distribute his ashes and they learn that all three have inherited the property which has been remortgaged and will soon be taken over by the bank. Hilderbrand writes their interactions, their memories, and their children.
Reviewed by: Elaine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Here's to Us - Elian Hilderbrand
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Nationally renowned chef, Deacon Thorpe, has died suddenly, leaving his 3 former wives with equal rights to his Nantucket summer home. Unbeknownst to them, it is weeks away from foreclosure. While the three wives meet at the home, along with children from each of the marriages, the story takes many twists and turns and can be at times challenging, keeping track of which child goes with which wife. A thoroughly enjoyable read, Elin Hilderbrand has written books for the last 22 years with Nantucket as the setting.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


He's Gone - Deb Colette
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This is a book that I should have stopped reading. As Elizabeth says, if it only rates 2 stars, shut it. A husband goes missing, and a wife searches, mostly her psyche, of lust, adultery, and possible violence- I won't recommend it.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hide - Lisa Gardner
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Full of suspense - keeps you wondering til the very end!
Reviewed by: Dianne from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hot as Blazes - Dani Jace
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Loved this author she leaves you wanting more. Suspense could not put the book down.
Reviewed by: Nicole from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hot Ice - Nora Roberts
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A very entertaining read, lots of fun. Searching for treasure by two unique characters. I enjoyed it a lot, quick reading too.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hounded - Kevin Hearne
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A wonderful book. Hearne works in lore about Druids and witches into a modern setting. While being a new chapter in a war centuries long, the characters also struggle with more modern problems as well.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Human Remains - Elizabeth Haynes
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A great read. A real page turner that was dark and compelling. Looking forward to reading more by this author!
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Thrilling read! Creative plot to very surprising conclusion. A must read for mystery lovers. Wow! Not Faulkner, but.... Gruesome in some details, Glorious in others.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Was a good story. Great twist midway through book. Story's ending was a little farfetched, but was a good read.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ice Cold - Tess Gerritsen
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A great mystery. Many leads but the real culprit is left until the last pages.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Lee, a crime writer, is invited to a girls' weekend in the remote English countryside, to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Clare, a friend that Lee had not seen for several years. In 48 hours, things certainly twist and turn..... a murder, car accident, lack of communication with the outside world......making this a real page turner. The title of this book is very "appropro".
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In Revere, In Those Days - Roland Merullo
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Family
- Beautifully written book by the author of Talk Funny Girl. Although it is a work of fiction it appears to be more of a memoir. It is the second book of his that I've read about Revere, MA which is where he grew up. He aptly captures the essence of Revere and of a large ethnic family and the impact those influences can have to push/pull you through life.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Indulgence in Death - JD Robb
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A little slow moving.
Reviewed by: Diane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Inferno - Dan Brown
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The same but different than his other Robert Langdon books. A good read.
Reviewed by: Charley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Difficult, dark read, but worth it. A real page turner.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage - Tilar J Mazzeo
Four Star Rating       Fiction - History
- In 1942, a young public health specialist, Irena Sendler, had extraordinary access to a Warsaw ghetto. This is a true story of how she managed to smuggle 2,500 Jewish children out of the ghetto and find people who hid them during WWII. Her network was extensive, but, even she, for a short time was imprisoned. The book refers to her as the female Oskar Schindler. I read an advanced reader's copy (ARC) - scheduled to be published in September.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Is He Dead? - Mark Twain
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Plays
- This is a play written by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives. It is a clever story about a French Impressionist artist, Jean- Franncois Millet and his faked death. The intent of the staged death was to sell paintings....crazy characters, clever lines, and of course lots of corny jokes and misunderstandings. This would be a fun play to stage...as a performer or as a member of the audience.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Island Girls - Nancy Thayer
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Three step-sisters join in on a summer of renewed sisterhood, fun and memories. Some of the memories aren't so good. It takes place on the island of Nantucket.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Japanese Lover - Isabel Alleade
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Interesting historical background. Story never really gripped me.
Reviewed by: Elizabeth from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Just take my heart - Mary Higgins Clark
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A murder mystery with M.H. Clark's usual intertwining plots. A surprise "Who Dunnit it" as well as an extra surprise at the end. Worth reading.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ladies' Night - Mary Kay Andrews
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A great beach read or rainy day read. Ms. Andrews weaves a bit of humor into a delicate situation of a cheating husband who locks the wife out of her business, house, and reputation. A fun read!
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- An excellent mystery. I almost had it figured out. Almost!
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Love Letters in the Sand - Diann Hunt
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- An interfering mother who keeps mail from her daughter and a beau for 17 years. Finally, they (boy and girl) meet again and find out about the mother's deception. Enjoyed the story and intersecting lives, fate seems to intervene.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


McNally's Risk - Lawrence Sanders
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- A glitzy Palm Beach detective. Very entertaining.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mean Streak - Sandra Brown
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Complex plot of murder and betrayal. A young pediatrician training for marathon. Love, run, injured--head injury. When she awakens, she is in a desolate mountain cabin (snow and all!) being "cared for" or "held" by a nameless, furtive man- Who is he? why is he running? The most clever escapes I've yet to read! 4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Miss Jane - Brad Watson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A beautifully written story about how an imperfection can become a struggle to be one with everyone. When you don't seem 'odd' it's even harder to come to grips with your world. It's a solitary pursuit.
Reviewed by: Patti from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mobbed - Carol Higgins Clark
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- A light reading mystery involving a yard sale as well as other events. So many characters intertwine to bring about a surprising end. Worth reading..
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Moonlight becomes you - Mary Higgins Clark
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Another good M.H.C. series with as usual a surprise ending of WHO DUN IT.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Moriarty - Anthony Horowitz
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Excellent- a good followup to the sequel. (Audio is also well done.)
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mr. Kiss & Tell - Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fantastic, you don't see the twist coming!
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mr. Penumbrans Twenty-four Hour Bookstore - robin Sloan
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Loved this book and read it twice but it isn't everyone's cup of tea. From a bookstore that has a small and mysterious number of patrons to High Tech at it's highest. Quite a romp!
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Not an easy beach read! Initially the reader is lost in a strange, 24 hour bookstore with a copious, albeit weird, collection of books in CODE with few patrons. Our smart- mouthed, 21st century protagonist becomes a champion of the unknown--Past, Present, and key Future tech elements of print--literally FONT. The complex, convoluted plot-Old to Hi-Tech, focuses on fine books and becomes A QUEST of epic proportion to break the CODE and answer man's #1 QUESTION. Quite remarkable. But best read in bits and pieces.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Murder on Amsterdam Avenue - Victoria Thompson
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- #17 in the Gaslight Murder Series. Detective Malloy is forced to leave the NYPD, but that does not stop him from using his skills to solve a murder. Set in turn of the century NYC, the reader gets a glimpse of life in those times.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Murder on Parade - Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Fourth of July brings murder and mayhem to Cabot Cove, keeping Jessica busy to solve the murder.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue - Victoria Thompson
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- #18 in the Gaslight Murder Series. Set in 19th century NYC, the novel sheds light on the life and times. Detective Malloy is on his honeymoon, but someone needs his help to clear a wife accused of murder. His extended family steps up to help solve the case. The murdered husband is not an innocent victim!
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Everyone knows each other as murder transpires and Poirot must solve the case of who did it.
Reviewed by: Alice from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Nine Lives: A Lily Dale Mystery - Wendy Corsi Staub
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Young widow, Bella Jordan and her son, accidentally land in Lily Dale, NY while searching for a fresh start. She accepts a temporary position as an innkeeper, when the owner dies suddenly. The town is the birthplace of Spritualism, and the many quirky visitors to the inn seeking readings make for some entertaining reading. Then, it appears the former innkeeper has been murdered and the inn's visitors al become suspect, including Bella. A fast paced novel with a satisyIng conclusion.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


No Place Like Home - Mary Higgins Clark
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Mary Higgins Clark is known as the Queen of suspense. This mystery upheld that title for her. In some titles Clark reveals the killer(s) to the readers, but in this book the reader was held in suspense. I highly recommend this title that promotes a love of family, horses, and a childhood home while trying to catch a killer.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


No Stone Unturned: An Ellie Stone Mystery - James W Ziskin
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- When a judge's daughter is found murdered in the woods, there are plenty of suspects to go around. Reporter Ellie Stone uncovers lots of evidence but not enough to narrow it down until the very end. Lots of twists no turns in this mystery.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Classic
- Between Catherine Morland's sweet, yet naive nature, and Henry Tilney's wit and silly flirtations, it is hard not to love this satirical take on Gothic novels. It's fun to read about a Jane Austen character who gets caught up in a mystery of her own!
Reviewed by: Annie Rae from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Obession - Nora Roberts
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- The author weaves a compelling story that keeps the reader in suspense. Roberts does not disappoint with the ending of this story.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Once upon a time, there was you - Elizabeth Berg
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Good book about a woman trying to find herself and what is important in life. She's divorced, has a daughter who gets herself in hot water. The exhusband and the exwife come together during the daughter's struggle. Surprise ending.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


One Thousand White Women - Jim fergus
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Really interesting topic, imagining a 'what if' history went in a different direction. The author address several true historic issues that made the story seem plausible. The tone was authentic for the times.
Reviewed by: raetha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Orchid Blues - Stuart Woods
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A Holly Barker novel. After her fiance is killed in a bank robbery, Holly must capture the thieves and get some justice.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is really good, taking classic characters like vampires and werewolves and adding a new twist. The main character is relatable and is a fascinating narrator.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pastoral - Nevil Shute
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Historical
- Lovely WWII story of the RAF, WAAFs and defense of Britain. Romance and love tastefully done.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Picasso at the Lapin Agile and other plays - Steve Martin
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Plays
- This book contained four plays written by the comedian Steve Martin. The most interesting of the three plays is the one about a time when Picasso and Einstein meet in a bar in Paris. (This is the year before Einstein presents his Theory of Relativity and at the end of Picasso's Blue phase.) Martin creates a comedy that engages the reader/audience in a look at how the modern era (20th century) is born. It is cleverly written with Martin's voice coming through the various characters. The other two plays in this book are The Zig Zag Lady, The Patter of the Floating Lady and WASP.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Plantation - Dorothea Benton Frank
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Another great book by Ms. Frank. Again, it is set in the low country- Charleston, SC. Lavinia welcomes her daughter home and they finally reunite only to learn Lavinia has cancer. It's a story of family, forgiveness, second chances and love. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I have of all her books.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Plantation - Dorothea Benton Frank
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A fun, sad, but still enjoying story of a story matriarch, her children and their interwoven life. The matriarch I found to be especially entertaining.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Poison Flower - Thomas Perry
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Sense of justice vs. traditional police - corruption propels Native American super-female to Rescue! and create new identities for victims - While abilities and survival techniques challenge credibility they also are creative and unique! Fun to see the devil get his due, even if by vigilante force.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pretty Woman - Fern Michaels
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Rosie is head over heels and ignores her best friend's warnings about the true character of her future husband. Over time, Rosie realizes her friend was right. Then she wins the lottery! Can she keep her estranged husband away from the money? Rosie grows stronger as a character as she fights for herself and a new life.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Private India-City on Fire - James Patterson and Ashwin Sangli
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- 2 1/2 stars Too many characters with Indian names. Story line is OK.
Reviewed by: PWH from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Private London - James Patterson
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A story about a fake kidnapping with twists and turns near the end.
Reviewed by: Davis from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Quinn - Iris Johansen
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is #2 of a three book series, so it ends without a real finish. Easy and quick to read. Just for diversion...
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Red Lily - Nora Roberts
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Red Lily is the third book of Nora Roberts' trilogy called In The Garden. It is more a romance than her usual suspense novel with a twist of a ghost running through it. The characters are the kind you know you will miss when you finish the story. In fact I found myself postponing reading the end of the book. I enjoyed this book because of the gardening background and also the characters. If you plan on reading this book, I recommend reading the first two books of the trilogy before this one. (Blue Dahlia and Black Rose)
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Resilience - Elizabeth Edwards
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Reading Resilience gave me a look into Elizabeth Edwards' life as a woman, mother, and wife and her struggles with her father's stroke, her son Wade's death in a car accident, and her husband's infidelity, uncovered during his quest for the presidency. On top of all that she has breast cancer. Her desire is to see her two young children grow up. I learned so much about Elizabeth and how she dealt with her struggles!
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Road Dogs - Elmore Leonard
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Not his best but still an enjoyable read with sharp, droll dialogue and subtle social observations. The plot is involving but it does become improbable and convoluted at times.
Reviewed by: Rich from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Plays
- Tom Stoppard drafts a funny, clever play of the story of Hamlet as seen through the eyes of two minor characters in the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. I think it is best read after a review of the story of Hamlet. Stoppard uses these to characters to look at universal themes such as our place in the world and ability to control outcomes, the challenges of making a choice or not making a choice and how we are all connected to each other. I found the play an enjoyable read.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Salt - Helen Frost
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A great book to showcase point of view, the story is told by two boys, one a Native American and the other a settler in Indiana. The desire for more land and the war of 1812 test the boys' friendship..
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical
- This was a wonderful historical fiction. it is a testimony to the resiliency in the face of horrible acts.
Reviewed by: Luane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Scandalous Behavior - Stuart Woods
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Thriller
- I have read many if not most of Stuart Woods' books. This one was far fetched but did have a positive message. I thought the ending was disappointing.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sea Change - Karen White
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- An easy, entertaining read. Not too dark, but some mystical qualities. Plain fun and diversion for a day.
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Secret Life of Violet Grant - Beatriz Williams
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Violet Grant was a scientist leading an exciting life, when she allegedly murdered her husband and ran away with her lover. What could have caused such a change? Her niece is now trying to piece together the facts to fins out all her aunt's secrets. She will be shocked at what she finds.
Reviewed by: Tina from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Shadow Music - Julie Garwood
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Fascinating topic. Excellent detail.
Reviewed by: Tony from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sheltering Rain - JoJo Moyes
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- The beginning made you think you were going to read a much lighter, entertaining story. But to me it turned dark and depressing as the relationship of daughters and mother unfold.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Shields of Pride - Elizabeth Chadwick
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Not sure how the title relates to the story, which happens in 12th century England. Fighting, murder, intrigue, romance. Had a little bit of all. Fast read, fun.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Slow Burn - Robert B Parker Ace Atkins
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Since I knew Robert Parker, it was hard after his death to read his books written by someone else., but this is the first of the one that Ace Atkins finally made it like Robert wrote it. I could see Spence, Hawk and Z, as if it was movie playing out in front of you...If you liked Robert Parker you'll enjoy this book.
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Smokin' Seventeen - Janet Evanovich
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- #17 in a series that sheds humorous light on life in Trenton, NJ. Lots of local references that would be recognized by people familiar with the area.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


So Damn Lucky - Deborah Coonts
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Quick, fast, sometimes funny read. A bit of mystery, but no murder and violent mayhem.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


So Long Scout - Gerald Lewis
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- An interesting collection of short stories, mostly of life in northern (some coastal) Maine.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi - Kevin hearne
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Science Fiction
- Great audio on overdrive. Perfect for long car trips. The sound effects are hilarious. It's a great bridge between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back". Better dialogue and plot than most of the Star Wars universe books.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Still Summer - Jacquelyn Mitchard
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book at first. After a few chapters, I couldn't put it down. What a thriller and very realistic. I am not a fan of unrealistic endings so I really liked this one. I am already looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Mitchard.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Strange Fits of Passion - Anita Shreve
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A good book with issues of Domestic violence and what that can lead to. Would recommend it to anyone concerned with those issues.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Strange Gods - John Myslinski
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- This book is about Faith,Murder,Sin and Redemption. It was an eye opening book about the Catholic Church especially in Rome. Most of it is true. I wanted to read it as I went to high school with John Myslinski now a monsignor.
Reviewed by: Kathleen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Summer by the Sea - Susan Wiggs
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Excellent feel, good story with a bit of love story and a bit of mystery.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sunset City - Melissa Ginsburg
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Melissa Ginsburg's novel about two friends and the murder of one of them shows how the remaining friend, Charlotte, tries to find Danielle's killer. These friends were inseparable but Danielle's addiction to drugs landed her in jail. When she got out they reunited and Charlotte thought Danielle was making a fresh start. When Danielle was murdered, Charlotte struggles through a world of drugs, sex and illicit behavior and the dark world of Danielle. Charlotte solves the murder of her friend. As I read this, I wasn't surprised to find out who did it as there weren't too many suspects.
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Taming Of the Queen - Philippa Gregory
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Love Philippa Gregory's take on historical fiction. It is written like her other books depicting King Henry. Interesting blur between fact and fiction.
Reviewed by: Kara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Target - Catherine Coulter
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I read this book years ago but I couldn't remember reading it until the last few chapters. Coulter keeps you guessing who the target really is. A good summer read.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Apartment - Danielle Steel
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Another great book by DS and, like most, an interesting story with a lovely ending.
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Apple Orchard - Susan Wiggs
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This romance story has apple recipes between the chapters to entice the reader. This is a good romance story for a light summer read.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Bitter Season - Tam Hoag
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Suspense
- Suspense as always. Read more than the first few chapters, then the book gets moving.
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Blue Bedroom - Rosamone Piltcher
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A collection of beautiful Irish short stories. Don't miss "Gilbert" and my favorite, Home for the Day.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Listened to the book on CD. What made it enjoyable was that it was read by actress Linda Lavin(of TV show Alice fame.) Story of a young Jewish woman whose family immigrated to American and she grew up pushing the old world beliefs with a bit of feminism. Story is told as a reflection back on her life as she tells her life story to her granddaughter.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- True story, inspiring against all odds
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Breakdown Lane - Jacquelyn Mitchard
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Except for the ending, a rather sad story of betrayal, involving adultery, parallel families and abandonment. Happiness comes in the end.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Burning Room - Michael Connelly
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Number 18 in the Harry Bosch series. Good mystery. Ends with a cliff hanger regarding Harry's career making me want to move right on to book #19.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Castaways - Elin Hilderbrand
One Star Rating       Fiction -
- Set on the island of Nantucket, this novel chronicles the inter-related lives of 6 friends. It begins after a boating accident. It is a story of small community, friendship, joy, sadness, care, hurt and loss. I had high hopes for this book. It seemed the perfect fictional story for a summer vacation. Not! I found the character development to be simplistic. I did not find the characters to be memorable. I found the story line to be boring. This was not my kind of novel at all.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Crossing - Michael Connelly
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- Book #18 in the Harry Bosch mystery series. In this book Harry takes on a case for his half- brother, defense attorney Micky Haller. The book is finely crafted with a number of twists and turns.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Crossing - Michael Connelly
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Harry Bosch, a popular detective in many of Connelly's books, has been forced to retire and goes to the "dark side" to work with his half-brother to investigate a case as part of a legal defense team. As he struggles with this, his experience and skills unearth the real truth about several crimes.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Escape - David Baldacci
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- An army special agent is assigned to track his brother, a convicted traitor who has escaped from prison. Is he really a traitor or are the others behind the plot? The reader is constantly assessing who is on which side up to the end.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Fifth Witness - Michael Connelly
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- The 4th book in the Mickey Haller series. Good mystery. Looking forward to seeing where Mickey's career takes him in the next book. At the end of this book he is talking about giving up being a defense lawyer to become a prosecutor.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The First Commandment - Brad Thor
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Scott Harvath, a counter terrorism agent, watches as he and those connected to him are targeted by an assassin. He is ordered to stay out of the investigation. But he cannot. What he uncovers brings into question people and organizations he once trusted. Ready to sacrifice his life and his career, Harvath must discover the truth.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Forgetting Time - Sharon Guskin
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- First book by this author and well done. Deals with the children who say they have existed in another time and place- about grieving, letting go and other life mysteries.
Reviewed by: Lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Forgetting Time - Sharon Guskin
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- The plots intertwined and they just never got off the ground. A weak mystery.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Friends We Keep - Susan Mallery
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I didn't want this book to end! It is the story of three different friends and the problems and victories in their lives. They each help one another and their friendships deepen. The scenery in the story was great too.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Gallery - Laura Fitzgerald
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great plot. Realistic flashback by 95 yr. old woman (former wealthy teen aged maid in NY in early 1900's). Innovative plot twist. Enjoyed, fun.
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Games - James Patterson
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Up to date novel covering "todays" Olympics in Rio. A real page turner, Patterson at his best!
Reviewed by: Tom from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagecrantz
Two Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- A mystery involving computer hacking and murder. Perhaps if I knew more about intranets, internets, hacking & such, I would have enjoyed it more. But a lot of the detailed content about computer function, etc., I found unbelievable and boring, too.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Steven King
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book indirectly taught me so much. I would never be as smart as the nine year old girl who got stuck in the woods for so long. I loved the ominous feel the author put in throughout the entire book. The plot was pretty simple, but there were minor twists and turns and the reoccurring 'thing' in the forest kept coming back. I sped through this captivating book and loved every second of it. The only thing that was annoying about this book was that my Windshield's not Busted so I do not need to be reminded to call 1-800-64-GIANT every second page. I would recommend this book to any boy or girl or adult who likes baseball and is not minded by a little thrill:)
Reviewed by: Talia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- One murder, two executions, two attempted murders, and sister rivalry - Family Secrets. This book had it all, and I was happy with the ending.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Glass Kitchen - Linda Francis Lee
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Lately, I have found several books that take place In the low country of South Carolina. I love that part of the country and enjoy reading about locations I have been to. This book was great and even included a few good southern recipes. The sisters in the story are interesting and I loved the main character and her relationships with the younger neighbors.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Gold Coast - Nelson DeMille
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is the first book I have read by Nelson DeMille. I enjoyed it and learned a little about the wealthy class on Long Island. Two neighbors from very different backgrounds connect and it makes for quite a story.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Good Dream - Donna Van Liere
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Family
- Easily read intriguing story of a young woman recognizing her ability to change lives, others as well as hers.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The good neighbor - A banner
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Pretty simplistic of a book with some patterning of gone girl style and substance.
Reviewed by: Cathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle - Christopher Healy
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I loved this book. This was a great sequel to the first book. It kept me laughing to the very end. Can't wait to read more!
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Plays
- This book contains the script for Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. A tale of aristocracy, love, class and humor. Set in England in the late 1800's the story moves from the London house to the Country house. It is a classic play and a light-hearted romp. There is a lot of room for actors to develop character, without sinking to stereotype. It is a bit predictable, but isn't that what we sometimes wish for in a story?
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Innocent - David Baldacci
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Nice story, twisted, general story line is somewhat reminiscent of Daniel Silva.
Reviewed by: Paul from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Kitchen House - Katherine Grissom
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great book. Good detail and narrative. A good quick read that makes you want to read the follow- up book to see the further development of characters.
Reviewed by: Kara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Lake Shore Limited - Sue Miller
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Plays
- The Lake Shore Limited is a play about 9/11 and the woman who hopes her lover hasn't perished in the towers. He did...She writes the play seemingly like therapy. Its success draws in other people and their lives as you read.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Land of Mango Sunsets - Dorothea Benton Frank
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- We've spent the last two winters in SC, so I just love reading books about the low country. This was a wonderful book about second chances and how you can find love at a later time in your life.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Too cutesy by far - too predictable. Not one that I would recommend.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Last Flight of JFK, Jr. - Richard Roth
One Star Rating       Fiction -
- Don't waste your time. First 2/3 purely fictional and silly back stories. Last 1/3 technical - you'd have to be knee deep in aviation to understand it. Dumb.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Last Man Standing - David Baldacci
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Great book. I couldn't put it down. Loved it.
Reviewed by: Shirley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - Eva Rice
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This story starts off slowly and picks up as you read it. Then it becomes funny and you don't want to put it down. Magic, Johnny Ray and Elvis....a great 1950's book.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The M Train - Patti Smith
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- At first, I found this memoir slow going; a lot of mundane daily routines, obscure (at least to me) literary references, and stream-of-conciousness ruminations. But I warmed to it, and to her voice, and found her good company. Now I want to read "Just Kids".
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dean
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- This novel was one that I appreciated more after I put it down than while I was reading it. It is about an elderly Russian woman living in the US suffering from Alzheimer's. Her memories are vivid of living in Leningrad during the German siege, but her short term memory is all but gone. The book alternates between her vivid past and her present slip to the ravages of Alzheimer's. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto - Mitch Albom
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- As a musician, I found some of the characters and situations of their lives to be rather one dimensional and playing on stereotypes of musicians. That said, the book was well written and engaging, a good summer read.
Reviewed by: Shana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Alice Hoffman paints a beautiful story of family over generations. She Delves into the complicated decisions, choices and sacrifices made by humans due to place, race, religion and class. It is a story with rich visual images and characters.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Historical Fiction
- One of the best books that I have read this year.
Reviewed by: Wendy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Nest - Cynthia Sweeney
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- An amazing book for a first novel, The Nest refers to a trust fund set up for four children who now have reached the age to receive their inheritance. This is a seriously dysfunctional bunch - all of whom have been counting on the money to settle their various financial plights. And all struggling with the complicated world we live in. I look forward to her next book.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Newcomer - Robyn Carr
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This was a light read for the summer. Sometimes the author really drew out the story, however, it was a good romance story.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Best read of the year. Focuses on story of 2 sisters in occupied France during WWII. Beautifully written and a real page turner.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Obsession - Nora Roberts
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A great Nora Roberts mystery/love story. I could not put it down, although toward the end I did guess who the bad guy was. It was worth the almost three month wait for the ebook.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Amazing book. A good fiction story that is based from non-fiction people. She really gets into their lives.
Reviewed by: Kara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- A lot of action in this book about revenge and terror. The plot of wealthy people engaged in manipulating money and markets is probably closer to fact than is comfortable.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Presedent's Daughter - Jack Higgins
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A suspenseful book involving the kidnapping of the presidents illegitimate daughter. Worth reading.
Reviewed by: Dave from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Rainbow Comes and Goes - Anderson Cooper Amy Vanderbilt
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- I found it difficult to stay with this book. Too much background.
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Revolving Door of Life - Alexander McCall Smith
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- McCall Smith is addictive and I would read anything he writes. It's like being with a witty, kind observer of life in Scotland. Having a cup of tea and talking about life's dilemmas.
Reviewed by: lee from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Royal We - Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Book about love, marriage, and publicity (PR) in the English royalty. The book could have been shortened, as it went on with details of dress, makeovers, and protocol. It felt like a reading into Prince William and Diana vs William and Kate. Entertaining in some ways.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Brooks writes a novel based on the story of David, of David and Goliath fame and King David, singer and author of many of the Psalms. She enters the story through a different door and we learn more about this figure of history and story. She writes in a wonderfully descriptive style, with an attention to Hebrew language and custom. It is a novel about family with all the messy bits. A story of faith and love. A story of ambition and the costs of ambition. A good read.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- The story of Nathan, the Prophet, and King David. Interesting Bible story fleshed out, but hard going.
Reviewed by: Peg from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secret Life of Bryan - Lori Foster
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Quick reading mystery with romance thrown in. Identical twin brothers, one a parson, helping desperate women to change their lives.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secret Servant - Daniel Silva
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- As usual Silva did a great job on the exploits of Gabriel Allon. Read all his books & recommend every one. Intrigue, excitement, and as always the good guys win over evil!
Reviewed by: P W H from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secrt Life of Violet Grant - Beatriz Williams
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- So Good! Chapters rotated between Violet in 1914 and her great niece Vivian in l964
Reviewed by: Julie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Shape of Sand - Marjorie Eccles
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- An old disappearance that turns into murder. Daughters (3) find remarkable mysteries 20 years after they have left their ancestral English manor home. What gets discovered in the refurbishing of the manor leads you on the journey along with girls.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- What an amazing writer. She has such details and story line threads. A mystery to the very end.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Single Game - Lauren Weisberger
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book was a painful read. I skimmed through some chapters in the hopes it got better. Story line was weak as was the writing.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Sixth Man - David Baldacci
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A good read as usual with this author.
Reviewed by: David from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- A good option for anyone who liked Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Starlight at Willow Lake - Susan Wiggs
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I usually like all of Ms. Wiggs books and this was no exception. A widowed CNA, with two girls, comes to live with a quadriplegic and her son. A heart warming story, I didn't want it to end.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- This thriller was chilling. A psychological story line that will be with you for days. A tad disturbing, but an amazing read.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Taming of the Queen - Philippa Gregory
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- I am always a sucker for a Philippa Gregory novel. While it was entertaining, I would rate it only as average in comparison to her others. Perhaps King Henry's last wife, Katerin Parr,just wasn't as interesting as the others or maybe Gregory's formula is just getting tired to me. Either way, this book was enjoyable and I will still read the next one she writes. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Theory of Opposites - Allison Winn Scotch
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Too fun. The daughter, the father, the family. Just enjoyed.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- Separated twins have lots of problems and needs with/involving the other. A winding tale of two such sets of twins, they each have conflicts and loyalties, those years apart. A mystery of identity and a surprise ending.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- Loved the twists and turns and historic perspective. The author's writing is rich with imagery. It was hard to put down.
Reviewed by: raetha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Two-Family House - Lynda Cohen Loigan
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Good story about two families and how decisions they make can affect their lives.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O Farrell
One Star Rating       Fiction -
- Oh, I would never recommend this to anyone. I'm even sorry I labored to the end, which was awful too.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The View from Penhouse B - Elinor Lipman
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Newly widowed Gwen-Laura is invited to move in with older sister Margot at her Greenwich Village penthouse. Coincidentally, Margot is going through a very messy divorce. A third boarder, Anthony, joins them. Alternately bizarre and hilarious, this story will keep the reader guessing what comes next.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Waiting - Cathy LaGrow with Cindy Coloma
Five Star Rating       Fiction - History
- I am so glad I decided to try this book. This is a non fiction account of young Minka who in the late 1920s was raped, became pregnant, and was forced to give her daughter up for adoption. What followed that time for the young girl was a period of longing that resulted in her writing the adoption agency 20 years after the birth! We learn much about Minka's difficult life and her tremendous work ethic and love of family. The constant throughout is her wish to see her daughter before she dies. Minka is well into her nineties as she continues to pray for that unlikely occurrence... This is a true story that reads like a novel. You will likely remember this book for a long time. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Wanderer - Robyn Carr
One Star Rating       Fiction -
- Poor story line with too much time spent on unnecessary character development.
Reviewed by: Deidrah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Weekenders - Mary Kay Andrews
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Typical beach book. A good summer read.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Widow - Fiona Barton
Four Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- The Widow will keep you guessing throughout the entire book. Jean's husband was accused of kidnapping and murdering a young girl. Now, after his death, Jean wants to tell her version of the story. And it's not what you'd expect.
Reviewed by: Tina from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- I enjoyed this story. I do think it could have been a couple of hundred pages shorter, but otherwise a good read.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Year of the Frog - Michelle Richmond
Two Star Rating       Fiction -
- A missing child, eventually found, a ruined relationship, not mended by the end. Not enjoyable reading.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Torn - Cynthia Eden
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- keeps you in suspense
Reviewed by: Nicole from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Trail of Broken Wings - Sejal Badani
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- A friend recommended reading this book. After reading the first few chapters, I knew I needed to read it to the end even though the subject or secret was hard to read about.
Reviewed by: Dot from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Traveling Alone - Samuel Bjork
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- British Recording - Excellent for mystery/thriller category this is one of the BEST! True, Swedish authors can be dark, touching on the human psyche, often angst but the complex plot and "human" characterization certainly kept my attention. Going back to a kidnapped baby from nursery, each major detective of crime is somehow connected and ultimately victimized-
Reviewed by: Sue from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Tricky-Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- I've read all her books. Good, fast read. Great for the Beach. Same plot, same characters. Good to love LuLu, and Grandma.
Reviewed by: Deborah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Twelve Time's Blessed - Jacquelyn Mitchard
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Main character is a widowed fortyish woman and the cutest 8-10 year old son. She runs an on line business, Twelve Times Blessed which is monthly presents for newborns - neat idea
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- The book is very good, with twists and suspense. But towards the end it gets confusing and the end is a little disappointing.
Reviewed by: Kathryn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Unleashed - Eileen Brady
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- This book is #2 in the Kate Truner, DVM, mystery series. It is a pleasant read. Animal lovers might enjoy the stories related to the veterinary patients along with the mystery.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- This is the first book. It's mostly about travel. I can't wait to read the next book.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


We Never Asked For Wings - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Four Star Rating       Fiction -
- Diffenbaugh's passion for children comes through loud and clear in this book. As a young immigrant mother struggles to survive after her parents return to Mexico, we see the emotional struggles and fears through the eyes of her children.
Reviewed by: Luane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


What We Become - Arturo Perez Reverte
Three Star Rating       Fiction - Mystery
- An interesting twist to a mystery. Ending left up in the air at the finish. I never could decide if I liked this story; still deciding.
Reviewed by: Gere from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Why I Wake Early - Mary Oliver
Five Star Rating       Fiction - Poetry
- Another wonderful collection of poems by Mary Oliver. This collection delves into the noticing of what is around us. In particular, Oliver focuses on her morning walks in the woods, by ponds, to the ocean beaches of Cape Cod. She has a fine sense of the One found in all things and an understanding of all of life as a gift to be treated with reverence and gratitude. Love, love , love her writing!
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Winter Stroll - Elin Hilderbrand
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- My goodness, if you like a book with a lot of characters, this one is for you! Yes, it has a story but not worth figuring out who belongs to whom.
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Winter Stroll - Elian Hilderbrand
Five Star Rating       Fiction -
- I love Ms. Hilderbrand's books. Most are set in Nantucket and her stories are always about family. This one is great and basically takes place in just one weekend, the weekend of Christmas Stroll.
Reviewed by: Amy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


You - Caroline Kepnes
Three Star Rating       Fiction -
- Interesting story told form a stalker's point of view. Tough to take at times, but a really good read.
Reviewed by: Brenda from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


NonFiction Reviews - Sorted by Title

100 Percent Golf- David Leadbetter
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Sports
- David Leadbetter is one of golf's great instructors. He has written a book emphasizing the rhythm of the swing in all shots. Hopefully it will take a few strokes off my scores!
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



13 Hours in Benghazi- Mitchell Zuckoff
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I kept hoping this book would end differently despite knowing all too well how it would. I think I may have enjoyed this more if not for how front and center it all is now. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


700 Sundays- Billy Crystal
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Humorous yet heartwarming autobiography centered around the fact that he only had approximately 700 Sundays with his dad before his dad passed away when Billy was about 15 years old. Interesting and accomplished family with great work ethic and strong family bonds. You will laugh out loud while reading this book
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People- Nadia Bolz Weber
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Written by an unconventional Lutheran pastor, the book looks at religious experiences in unexpected moments. The author humbly reveals her own weaknesses and humanity.
Reviewed by: Gay from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


All the Things We Never Knew - Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness- Sheila Hamilton
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I could not put down Ms. Hamilton's raw account of her struggle to save her husband from a significant mental health issue in the form of Bipolar II disorder. Ms. Hamilton is an Emmy award winning reporter from the Portland Oregon area who really puts it all out there in her narrative. Between the chapters of her memoir are brief informational segments about mental health and resources that are available. I highly recommend. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Among the Great Pines- Roy Bubb
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I love this story about the big summer homes on Silver Lake. Very interesting about their origins.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


An Unrestored Woman- Shobha Rao
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- As I started this book I found the 1947 description of the two separate countries, India and Pakistan, interesting. As I read the book, it took a bit to realize, all chapters were like separate short stories. I learned much about the hardships of the people, their struggles and perseverence. Not my favorite book but worth the read.
Reviewed by: Diane from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Baker and Taylor- Jan Louch
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- We are all so blessed to have Louie as our library cat; we can really appreciate Baker and Taylor. This is truly a book that gives one a warm fuzzy feeling! You will laugh, you will cry, but you will always remember Baker and Taylor.
Reviewed by: Betty from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Baker and Taylor, True Tails- Jan Louch
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A cat lovers book, no question. Very well written and one great story.
Reviewed by: Beverly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Being Mortal- Auto Gwande
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Gwande writes, through personal stories, of the medical field and the need to look at the end of life in a different way. He shares information about the history of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and what could be. He also looks at better ways to approach conversations about choice for the elderly and dying. There is a companion documentary that aired on PBS. A good read.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Blackout - Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget- Sarah Hepola
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Memoir
- I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah Hepola's memoir about her journey to recovery from alcohol addiction. I would recommend it to anyone working in the field or who wants to learn more about what can be a lifelong struggle for many in the form of addiction. You will likely laugh, cry, and cringe throughout. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ceremonial Time: Fifteen thousand years on one square mile- John Mitchell
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- The writing style is simple but the idea is so fascinating. I don't look at land the same since reading this book. Fifteen thousand years of history in a manageable amount of pages!
Reviewed by: raetha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Concussion- Jeanne Marie Laskas
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Read this book if you are interested in the NFL or if you have no interest in football whatsoever. This is not a book about football, but a classic David and Goliath story.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cristy Lane - Lee Strobble
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Biography written by her husband. Great story about overcoming fears, self doubt and self esteem issues. Also overcoming obstacles through perseverance and tenacity
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dewey- Vicki Myron
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- One of the best I have ever read. I could not put it down. It is constant in its quality of relating the life of an extremely musical cat and also the author very smoothly inserts the continuing changes in country and world events which is unusual for a biography. I am 93 years old and a true cat lover from the word go and thus appreciate the quality of the author's tale. One does not always find the breadth of 2 types of information woven together. At first I thought it would bother me but it never did. If you do not have this book, you might consider having it.
Reviewed by: Toni from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Evicted- Matthew Desmond
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Author does a great job of showing the ripple effect of evictions on generations of families, neighborhoods, and communities. "Embedding" himself with both tenants and landlords in several Milwaukee neighborhoods, Desmond puts a human face to this public policy problem.
Reviewed by: Barbara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Evicted- Proverty and Profit in the American City- Matthew Desmond
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I had really enjoyed a couple of the authors on the back of this book that were singing its praises, so I picked it up. I am glad I did. These books tend to sway toward a very political stance, and I was grateful that this one did not. It really provides the reader insight into the cycle and mindset of poverty as well as those who make quite a living on it. I really felt invested in the lives of the evicted and won't soon forget them. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Families- Jane Howard
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A look at American families today - the different make ups, etc., informational, kind of text booky but I liked it, not for everyone!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Far From Home (Families of the Westward Journey- Lillian Schlissel
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Oh my gosh, this book was filled with so much tragedy, despair, poverty, death, and hunger. There are 3 stories, the first 2 accounts of westward expansion told through letters sent back east and preserved through history. The 3rd about German/Russian immigrants arriving in North Dakota. An utter despairing look at life in the early 1900's told by one of the daughters interviewing her father and uncle. So depressing. I could barely finish it. Not a glimmer of hope or happiness in their lives.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Finding Dimes- Maureen McCormick
One Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Everything this author could (and should) have said could have been put in an article in a Good Housekeeping magazine. Plus, the woman is wacko. In a nutshell, she is damaged by her brother's death and finds dimes everywhere which she takes as a symbol from those she loves who have died.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


For Women Only- Shaunti Feldhann
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Such an eye-opening look into the way men view and interact with the world and people around them.
Reviewed by: Deidrah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Girl At War- Sara Novic
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Great story about a girl growing up during the Civil War in Yugoslaia. I just wish there were more detail on her journey.
Reviewed by: Kara from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Grit the Power and Passion of Perseverence- Angela Duckworth
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is a book I will buy my own copy of - definitely one for the personal library! The author discusses applying passion and perseverance to every aspect of your life to reach success. There are no shortcuts, very uplifting! Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Half the Sky- Nicholas Kristoff
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This was a reread for me and was even more impressive the second time through because there is so much to consider. As an advocate for victims and survivors I would recommend this as a must read for anyone interested in the field. It is difficult to read because of the heartbreaking content but it offers ideas for taking action, not just globally but on a local level too.
Reviewed by: raetha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hamilton the Revolution- Lin-Manuel Miranda
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Wish you could see Hamilton on Broadway? This is the next best thing. The audiotape of this show gives the reader all the background into the making of the best selling musical. Amazing historical detail and discussion of various scenarios of how to present those details were described. Every last detail to this story was examined under a microscope. The reader will come away amazed but not necessarily surprised at the success of Hamilton.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hamilton the Revolution- Lin Manuel Miranda
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Wish you could see Hamilton on Broadway? This is the next best thing. The audiotape of this show gives the reader all the background into the making of the best selling musical. Amazing historical detail and discussion of various scenarios of how to present those details were described. Every last detail to this story was examined under a microscope. The reader will come away amazed but not necessarily surprised at the success of Hamilton.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


High Sheriff- Marjory Harkness
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Very interesting book of the times of the country folk of Carroll County and beyond...showing their life and surroundings.
Reviewed by: Dave from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


High Sheriff- Margory Harkness
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- An informative book about the life of James Welch from childhood through his years as Sheriff of Carroll County. It shows him as a kind and understanding but forceful man when sheriff. It is a very good read for anyone from this area whether living here or summering Many names in the book are well known in the area. Recommend to all.
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Will Always Write Back- Alefirenka Ganda and Welch
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This true story of one family doing good for another is truly heartwarming. The pictures are at the back of the book. I spent the whole book wishing there were picture so I was happily surprised at the end.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Country We Love: My Family Divided- Diane Guerrero
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Autobiography
- The author, best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black & Jane the Virgin, writes about growing up primarily in Boston, the child of Columbian parents who immigrated to the US legally, but overstayed their visa. She describes how her parents both worked in several low level jobs, while constantly looking over their shoulder, but wanting to provide their two children with opportunities that couldn't be available to the in Columbia. The story climaxes when Diane comes home from school at the age of 14 to an empty house....both parents have been arrested, and ultimately deported back to Columbia, leaving Diane to fend for herself. Amazingly, nobody from DCYF pursues her. She is on her own. An eye opening story.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage- Tilar J Mazzeo
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- In 1942, a young public health specialist, Irena Sendler, had extraordinary access to a Warsaw ghetto. This is a true story of how she managed to smuggle 2,500 Jewish children out of the ghetto and find people who hid them during WWII. Her network was extensive, but, even she, for a short time was imprisoned. The book refers to her as the female Oskar Schindler. I read an advanced reader's copy (ARC) - scheduled to be published in September.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Just Kids- Patti Smith
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- A memoir - very artsy
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Just Mercy- A Story of Justice and Redemption- Bryan Stevenson
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I thoroughly enjoyed this social justice book. While I do not neccesarily agree with many of the broad stroke statements of the author, the individual accounts will break your heart. It did remind me that there is work to be done in our justice system, but on both sides of the issue. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Killing Lincoln- Bill OReilly
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- Very good historical read, good in depth info on John Wilks Booth
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Killing Reagan- Bill OReilly
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- Great story line of Reagan and his political career as well as Carter, Ford, Nixon and others. The actual assassination attempt and Hinkley's life was weak.
Reviewed by: Melissa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Killing Reagan- Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I always enjoy the "Killing" series as they truly read like a novel- and there are pictures! For those who won't pick up an O'Reilly book because you may believe he leans too right, this MAY be the book for you. Reagan is not portrayed as perfect and for those of us loyalists who have a Ronald Reagan action figure doll, it was hard to read in parts! :) The authors bring up a lot around his fitness for duty, family issues, and stubbornness- just to name a few! There is a lot about Ford, Carter, Nixon and Thatcher as well. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Legends & Lies- David Fisher
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- A well written narrative of the events leading up to the American Revolution, the battles during the war, and its aftermath. A good read whether you are a history buff or not.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls- David Sedaris
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Listened to book on CD; read by author. One of my favorite authors for intelligent and poignant humorous essays. This one has a lot of autobiographical pieces; my favorites based on his family life growing up as a child, as well as fictional pieces.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Live Free and Eat Pie! A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire- Rebecca Rule
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - New Hampshire
- Rebecca Ruke is the quintessential NH storyteller. This is a great book for the visitor to our state - from understanding our accent to 4 season activities to NH ghost stories. Numerous sidebars are equally interesting. As a 40+ year resident, I learned things about this wonderful state, and was completely entertained by her "down home" humor.
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Lived Through This- Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors- Anne K Ream
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- When I first looked at this cover, I thought it may be a very difficult book to read. The author is herself a survivor of sexual violence and has woven her story and journey with the stories of other women and men from all over the world who have experienced sexual violence. Their stories are often very uplifting and expose a tremendous strength of the human spirit and the ability to truly make a difference. I am glad I wasn't threatened by the content as this is a very worthwhile read. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Lust & Wonder- Augusten Burroughs
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- If I couldn't tell that this memoir was a quick read, I probably would have given up on it early on. The book did, however, redeem itself. While I did find myself cringing at times, the author's insights toward self understanding were fascinating and I did find myself laughing out loud in places. This book is raw and very real- I know some many will really love it. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Miracles and Mysteries- Mary Ann Monnon
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- This book is about the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Very informative and yet also very sad at what happened. 5 star rating
Reviewed by: Kathy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Money: Master the Game- Tony Robbins
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Financial
- Extremely detailed - not nearly so easy as it sounds. Can be overwhelming if you don't understand finances. But, if you actually go and implement what he tells you over 600+ pages, you would end up a lot wealthier and have a lot more financial security.
Reviewed by: Jesse from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule- Jennifer Chiaverini
Two Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- In my humble opinion, this book failed on many counts. I didn't give it one star because it at least has given me cause to do some more research around Grant and the Civil War Era. That said, this book is a bland account of Grant and his involvement in the Civil War and a bare mention of his 8 years as president. While the title would lead you to believe this novel is about Mrs. Grant and her slave Jule, it did start out that way in the beginning. Jule quickly becomes a "barely there" parallel story. The romance and relationship of Mr and Mrs Grant is the primary personal story and is presented as quite saccharine and juvenile. I slogged through this in hopes for redemption in the end. None found. Enjoy!?
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Nelly Custis- David Riblett
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Historical
- American history at its best! George Washington's step grand-daughter.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Never Broken - Songs are Only Half the Story- Jewel
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Listened to this book on CD read by the author. I am a Jewel fan so was interested in her life. A memoir of her struggles to grow up performing and make it in the music business including her struggles to deal with her mother that deserted her as a child then came back in her life to offer support but only stole all her wealth. Memoir part was a good story and well written. Last part of the book was a bit in the style of a preachy, self-help book to help one make it through life.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Nine Lives Death and Lfe in New Orleans- Dan Baum
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book follows nine characters in New Orleans, some of them quite colorful, in the 50 years prior to Hurricane Katrina and the 2 years after. The characters are from all walks of life and as a result experienced the disaster in many different ways with varying responses. For me, it was that book that I had to google many of the characters to see where they are today. I really recommend this book. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Old Age A Beginner's Guide- Michael Kinsley
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is an amusing little (literally) book geared toward the Boomer Generation about growing older and what is really important in the end. Written through the author's viewpoint of someone who has been living with Parkinson's since his diagnosis in his early 40's. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Old Friends from Far Away- Natalie Goldberg
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- An wonderful book about writing memoir. Don't just read this book passively, every chapter is full of engaging hands on exercises for the writer to try. Ms Goldberg inspires the reader to tell their own stories!
Reviewed by: Shana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Raising Baby Green- Alan Greene
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A bit outdated, but a great resource for doing research into greener options for baby.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Rosemary-The Hidden Kennedy Daughter- Kate Clifford Larson
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- I thoroughly enjoyed this book about Rosemary Kennedy who struggled from developmental delays and an ill fated lobotomy. The family's creation of Special Olympics & Best Buddies can be directly attributed to their love for and experiences with their sister and aunt. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Seven Brief Lessons onPhysics- Carlo Rovelli
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Science
- A very short and relatively simple discussion of the physics of the universe.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Some Assembly Required- Anne Lamott
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- This is a book about the first year of Anne Lamott's grandson, Jax. Written with her son Sam, the book chronicles the first year with honesty. It is true Lamott style showing the human condition with the humor, sadness, rawness, humbleness, faith, religion and a sense of the One.
Reviewed by: Miriam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Tamworth as We See It- Various
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - New Hampshire
- An interesting collection of history and reminisces of life in our neighboring town.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Art of the Deal- Donald Trump
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Since it was written before 1990 it gives a great insight on Trump before he became a political candidate. I think he believes everything he does is great. However, based off many of his business deals in comparison to competitors (which the book analyzes) he rarely makes a bad deal. Funny note - any press is good press - (his attitude then) hasn't changed.
Reviewed by: Jesse from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts- Joshua Hammer
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- The true story of how archivist Abdel Kader Haidara tracked down and salvaged thousands of ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu, Mali. He managed to secure multiple grants to have buildings constructed to not only house these documents, but also preserve them. When Al Qaeda invaded the country in 2012, he and other librarians managed to smuggle over 350,000 volumes out of the area before they were demolished. An amazing story. For more information, "Google" National Geographic Society and Timbuktu to read an article and see pictures of some artifacts (January, 2011).
Reviewed by: Ellen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey- Linda Greenlaw
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- First Autobiography about the woman seen in the film The Perfect Storm when she lived and fished in Gloucester
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town- John Grishman
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A nonfiction account of a murder trial and its aftermath. Two men endure a mockery of a trial and then spend 12 years on death row. They are eventually exonerated but not until suffering extraordinary abuses. As many reports of true-life crime, the story becomes repetitive, the reason for three stars.
Reviewed by: Elaine from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Last of the Doughboys- Richard Rubin
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Good book about World War I veterans. The author interviewed veterans, all of which are over 100 years of age. Found out about different things about the war. Very historical reading.
Reviewed by: Jack from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Lobster Chronicles- Linda Greenlaw
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Second autobiography written by the woman who was the female swordfisherman from the movie A Perfect Storm. This book discusses when she left swordfishing in Gloucester to move back home to Isle de Haut Maine to become a lobsterman. Fun read
Reviewed by: Karen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The M Train- Patti Smith
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Patti Smith's Just Kids, was a book I absolutely loved so I was excited to pick up her memoir. I have to admit that this renaissance woman was a bit hard to follow initially as she moved from past to present to dreams. I actually found a you tube interview with the author to get a better feel for her. That helped and I grew accustomed to her voice and prose. Ultimately and with some additional commitment I grew to enjoy this book. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Presidents Club- Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - History
- An insightful history of the club of ex-presidents from Hoover to Obama. The book describes how helpful ex-presidents can be to the incumbent regardless of party.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Rainbow Comes and Goes- Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Three Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is a book of correspondence, mostly via email between Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. The genesis for the idea of the book came as a result of a sudden and serious illness 91 year old Vanderbilt suffered. Cooper's father died when he was ten and he realized he wanted to get to know his mother better while he had the opportunity. This is a pretty quick read and I did find it interesting. I chose this book because it was on the shelf; I very rarely watch Anderson Cooper. Vanderbilt lived a very interesting and challenging life and I enjoyed the historical part of the book. For those who are fans of Cooper, you will likely find this more interesting than I did. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Rainbow Comes and Goes- Andreson Cooper
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Gloria Vanderbilt's fascinating story told as an interview with her son Anderson Cooper. What a life! What good plastic surgery!
Reviewed by: Peg from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Santa Claus Man- Alex Palmer
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Written by the main character's grandnephew, this is the true story of John Gluck. Gluck started the Santa Claus Association in 1913 when New York City Postal System allowed him to answer the Santa letters that otherwise would have ended up in the dead letter room. What appeared to have started out with the best of intentions, turns into a tale of greed and deceit. Gluck ends up with his fingers in many different charitable pots and made some good money doing it. This was all at a time when charities were not regulated as they are today. Parallel to this story is also some history around how our Christmas traditions developed in the United States. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Shift: One Nurses Twelve Hours, Four Patients Lives- Theresa Brown
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Personal Narrative
- Based on my nursing experience, I felt the book presented a pretty realistic portrait of what one day (12 hour work shift) in the life of a nurse who works on a oncology unit at a teaching hospital might be.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Sound of Gravel- Ruth Wariner
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- A memoir of polygamy; poverty and utter sadness. Well written with a happy ending.
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The True Tails of Baker and Taylor- Jan Louch
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Just an excellent and fun read. Loved all the photos and article about "our" Louie who we all enjoy seeing so much. Book is even greater as we have family in Genoa and Gardnerville. Our grandson works at the Pink House. We are very familiar with these places mentioned by Jan.
Reviewed by: Gwen from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Woman Who Wouldn't- Gene Wilder
Three Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- Listened to book on CD as read by author. Nicely read of course as he is an actor. Couldn't help but think this was a story told with a happy romantic ending where cancer was involved based on his past experience in his marriage to Gilda Radner that ended tragically. Cute story premise but not a lot of character development; having Anton Checkov as one of the characters was a bit far fetched.
Reviewed by: Lauren from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


They Sawed Up a Storm- Sarah Shea Smith
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - New Hampshire History
- An interesting story about a sawmill at Turkey Pond, New Hampshire which a crew of women operated to recover lumber from pine trees blown down in the 1938 hurricane.
Reviewed by: Richard from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates- Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- If you enjoy non-fiction and history that reads like a novel, you will enjoy this book! I knew little of this conflict and it has inspired me to read more about this time in our nation's history. A relatively good read and easy to follow, a good book for young adult readers as well. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Thucydides (The Reinventing of History)- Donald Kagan
Four Star Rating       NonFiction -
- Kagan makes one look at all the historical analysis that comes out on our own wars and asked how a writer can connect honestly with his/her own historical time. It really speaks to how we manage our own politics today. Different from then? It's an illuminating read if it's your interest.
Reviewed by: Patti from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Thunderstruck- Erik Larsen
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This non fiction book has it all - invention, murder, romance and travel. Like many of Larsen's books he always manages to connect two unlikely worlds in the greatest of detail to rad like a novel. This one is Marconi's wireless and how it ultimately captured a murderer. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Treacherous Beauty- Mark Jacob and Stephen Case
Four Star Rating       NonFiction - Biography
- The biography of Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold. She was a very important narative of the American Revolution and key support of B. Arnold, but managed to not be charged as a traitor.
Reviewed by: Tom from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Two Old Women- Velma Wallace
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This is a wonderful read. A story of two elder tribe members. The tribe makes a decision to leave the two women behind on their own because they are all starving and the consensus is that they will not last the winter. The two women each have skills to offset the other and through terrible hardships they are triumphant and survive. Later on they actually reunite with their tribe.
Reviewed by: Sherry from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood - Lisa Damour
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- One chapter into this book, I had already recommended it to 6 or 7 moms that I am friendly with. By the third chapter, I had bought my own copy! The author, who works with this population, talks about the 7 transitions that teenage girls (and to some extent boys) pass through as they become adults. The book provides helpful advice to parents trying to navigate this normal and healthy behavior. At the end of each chapter, there are sections called "when to worry" that describe a situation when a child may be experiencing or engaging in problematic behavior. A practical and optimistic read; I was implementing the techniques on my first carpool before the book was finished. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Walking Home- Sonia Choquette
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- I loved this book! It reminded me of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and I enjoyed it just as much. The author embarks on a pilgrimage "The Camino" across Spain after a series of personal losses and challenges. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Wave- Sonali Deraniyagala
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- This book will stay with you. The author lost her parents, husband and young sons in an instant during the 2004 Tsunami. The moving memoir chronicles the immediate aftermath and her journey in the seven years following. There are really no words to describe her experience. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


When Breath Becomes Air- Paul Kalanithi
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- The back of this book tells the reader to recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I wholeheartedly agree. This is a memoir about a young neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer and how he lived with his diagnosis. This little book will really impact you. Enjoy!
Reviewed by: Lisa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Wolf Called Romeo- Nick Jans
Five Star Rating       NonFiction -
- A true story about a beautiful loving spirit. The author enlightens and educates the reader to the ways of the wolf. You will love, you will laugh and you will cry over the injustice done to these beautiful creatures.
Reviewed by: Betsy from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Worth it? Not worth it? Simple answers to tough financial questions- Jack Otter
Five Star Rating       NonFiction - Financial
- Extremely easy to read. Gets right to the point on many tough financial questions. If you have any questions about Life Insurance, Funding for college, Long Term Care, Disability Insurance, etc. It will take you 3 min. to get a top notch answer.
Reviewed by: Jesse from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Teen Reviews - Sorted by Title

Crown of Midnight - by Sarah J Maas
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was excellent, it was just as good as the first book, throne of glass. It was really hard to put down.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



Curtsies and Conspiracies - by Gail Carriger
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- I have completely fallen in love with this series. The mix of steampack and fantasy are truly amazing! The characters are fun and adventurous in their own way which makes for interesting dialogue. I would definitely recommend.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Deep Blue - by Jennifer Donnelly
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Loved this book! The author created a beautiful underwater world in this book. The way she wrote it, it almost seems as if it was truly real. The story is very captivating and will certainly keep you reading until the very end! Can't wait to read the next book in the series! This is perfect for anyone who loves mermaids and drama filled fantasy books!
Reviewed by: Julia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ettiquette and Espionage - by Gail Carriger
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I absolutely loved this book! Set in a steampunk Victorian England, Sophronia is sent away to finishing school. Though her parents are unaware of what kind of "finishing" she is receiving. Filled with unique characters and situations. The book was a charming read. I definitely recommend it!
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Girl with a Pearl Earring - by Tracy Chevalier
Three Star Rating       Teens -
- The book was very good, and it was fun reading about the progress of each painting. I am giving it 3 out of 5 stars because the ending seemed rushed, and came up short. but maybe it's because I didn't want it to end.
Reviewed by: Kellie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Glass Castle - by Jeanette Walls
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I am giving this book 5 stars because it was so good I could not put it down. The dysfunctional family kept you on your toes but the smart, brave main character is what kept you turning the pages.
Reviewed by: Kellie from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hard Love (The Hacker Series, book 5) - by Meredith Wild
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I love this book series. I was a little sad how it ended...I liked how it had a bonus scene, at the end.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Heir of Fire - by Sarah J Maas
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was really hard to put down. This book was just as good as the first two books, it wasn't a series that deteriorated as it continued.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story - by David Levithan
One Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was nothing compare to "Will Grayson, Will Grayson." I was expecting a lot more, especially from David Levithan. John Green really made a big contribution to "Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and this companion was a big let down. Most of the book is knowledge learned from the previous book, and it was a big waste of time to read.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Independent Study - by Joelle Charboneau
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- Second book in "the Testing" trilogy. Slow to start but I'm compelled to see what happens in this dystopian futuristic America.
Reviewed by: Sasha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Jackaby - by William Ritter
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I absolutely loved this book. It was a perfect mix of detective/mystery, fantasy and a little bit of sci-fi. The book was set in New England and centered around the tale of Miss Rook and her new, bizarre job as Mr. Jackaby's assistant.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Lady Midnight - by Cassandra Clare
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- This book had a slower start than other Cassandra Clare novel but once the plot started unfolding it was hard to put down. I can't wait to read the second book.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - by Gabrielle Zevin
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- While reading this book I came to enjoy Zevin's unique style of writing. She managed to capture all the character's thoughts and opinions in a way that made them both believable and relatable. The book demonstrated very nicely the journey of finding oneself and the struggle of letting things go After enjoying this story I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to be completely absorbed in a good book.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


My Mother the Cheerleader - by Robert Sharenow
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- "My Mother the Cheerleader" focused on extreme racism that was happening in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans. It followed the thoughts & actions of one of the daughters of the cheerleaders, Louise Collins. As she watches her mother taunt & yell at the little African American girl she becomes unsettled but doesn't really think about it because at the time racism was the norm. It goes on in this way until a man named Morgan stays at her mother's inn. As he unpacks his suitcase he also unpacks & brings out progressive thoughts & opinions. Though in the end the negative world took him though his ideas stayed with Louise & her mother & did make a small difference. As the book says, "Acts of courage come in all shapes and sizes!"
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pretties (Uglies Trilogy) - by Scott Westerfeld
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- To take the cure or not? I liked this book, it continued well with the first book but was not to happy at the end. Must read book.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Serafina and the Black Cloak - by Robert Beaty
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- this was a wonderful read. I liked the plot. I totally recommend this book and can't wait to read more.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sold - by Patricia McCormick
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book gave an honest insight into the world of Lakshmi, a girl from Nepal who represents thousands of poor girls thrown into very unfortunate situations. Our heroine starts her story by describing her family's situation up in the town on the mountain. It's a result of their financial state there are many things Lakshmi's family desperately needs, such as new seed for their crops & a new tin roof, which is why Lakshmi is sold off into a terrible kind of slavery, prostitution. As I read about the nightmare she experiences my eyes were opened and my heart wrenched.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Specials (Book 3 of Uglies) - by Scott Westerfeld
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Wow! This book was full of craziness. I was sad on a few parts, but it had the perfect ending.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Berlin Boxing Club - by Robert Sharenow
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This book was set right before WWII & written inthe perspective of an unpracticing, Aryan looking Jewish boy, who wishes to be a boxer & and an artist. The boy, Karl, was often bullied because of his weight, skinny arms & legs and that's before Hitler rose to power. After that he was relentlessly bullied. So when he was offered boxing lessons from the famous boxer Max Schneling, he quickly accepted. As he became stronger in the ring his outside life became weaker & more & more difficult. After Kristallnacht & the events because of it, Karl & his sister were able to leave Germany before the real tragedy happened, though they left their family behind. An insightful read about the struggles & hardships that Jewish Germans had to endure.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Bitter Kingdom - by Rae Carson
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This is Book 3 of the Girl of Fire and Thorns. Action until the very end. Love how this trilogy played out.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Crown - by Kiera Cass
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Well she didn't pick the guy I wanted, I was still happy about who she picked and can't wait to read the next book and how their love story comes out.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Crown of Embers - by Rae Carson
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- This is the second book to "The Girl of Fire and Thorns." Elisa found new love. Ximena has been like a mother to her but she has made me so mad throughout this book.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Girl of Fire and Thorns - by Rae Carson
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I could not put this book down. It had me crying at parts, mad at others, but I just loved it. I can't wait to read the next book to this trilogy.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Program - by Suzanne Young
Four Star Rating       Teens - Young Adult
- "The Program" by Suzanne Young was completely captivating! I sped right through it. Dystopian and fictiony, this book portrays suicide as an epidemic. It was really interesting and there were so many internal and external conflicts going on at once, I absolutely NEEDED to keep reading. Nearing the end, after Sloane (the heroine) had been "cured" of depression and it was certain she would not commit suicide, I was able to predict what would happen (ie. She ends up with the boy...) and so it does not get a 5* rating. I like to be surprised! But because of the way the (3) different plots intertwined with each other I loved this book and totally, 100% recommend it to anyone, of any age, no matter what type of book they like to read!
Reviewed by: Talia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- Great continuation of Veronica Mars series.
Reviewed by: Sarah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Wordy Shipmates - by Sarah Vowell
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- This was a very informative book about the Puritans and their quarrels in the mid-1600's. Though it was pretty dry sometimes, Vowell added in a lot of personal experience stories to bring life to the book. Overall a good book, but could hold the reader's attention a little more.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Throne of Glass - by Sarah J Maas
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- I really liked this book. It was a great start to the series. It made me want to read the rest of the series.
Reviewed by: Ashley from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Truth Witch - by Susan Dennard
Five Star Rating       Teens - Fantasy
- I immensely enjoyed this book: with its intense battles, rich landscapes, deeply thought out cultures, and vibrant characters it made the book a truly incredible mental journey. My favorite thing about the book was that it focused on the friendship of the two girls, Safi and Iseult. As they struggle across new terrain they make sacrifices for each other that only make their bond stronger. They met new people along the way some of them out to kill them and others with more of a romantic purpose, which as a teen novel is inevitable. Five out of five- would definitely recommend!
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Uglies - by Scott Westerfeld
Three Star Rating       Teens -
- Ok this book took a little to get into, but then it started to get really good. I think a bungee jacket is a smart idea... Can't wait to read the next book.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Unthinkable - by Nancy Werlin
Four Star Rating       Teens -
- Unthinkable, companion to Impossible, was overall a very good book. It had its reader attached to all the feelings of its characters, and it was an emotional roller coaster. The only reason it is marked as 4 stars is because it was a partial letdown. I was expecting to see more of the previous characters instead of following a distant relative's destructive life/death path. Overall, a very good read!
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Winter - by Marissa Meyer
Five Star Rating       Teens -
- A stunning finale to the Lunar Chronicles; it perfectly concluded the series. Practically everyone got their happy ending, except the bad guys, of course. I would definitely recommend the entire series.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Witch Child - by Celia Rees
Three Star Rating       Teens -
- In this book we become acquainted with Mary Newbury, a girl with a mysterious past. She moves to the "New Land" as a way of running from the people that were trying to end her life because of their suspicions that she is a witch. As she tries to move on her past keeps catching up and endangering her and her new friends. An intriguing part of the book is that the reader is the one who has to decide if Mary is a witch.
Reviewed by: Cora from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Children's Reviews - Sorted by Title

A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L Engle
One Star Rating       Children -
- Charles gets hypnotized by IT. Charles brings Meg to see her Father. Meg frees him and breaks the spell on Charles and returns to Earth.
Reviewed by: Declan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



Artemis Fowl - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- It was a new experience to be reading a book from a criminal's point of view. The book had so many plot twists I could never tell who was going to come out victor. It also had many amazing characters such as Butler and Holly who you couldn't help but feel attached to.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl The Atlantis Complex - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Once again, a five star book. The world created is very vivid and makes you feel as if you are there. The Atlantis complex once again grabs your interest and puts you in a whole new world.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl the Lost Colony - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- The book is truly magical. No matter how much of Artemis Fowl you read there are just some twists you can't see coming. I just could not put the book down.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl the Opal Deception - by Eion Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- The book is a great paced read full of character. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Grabs your attention, and you can't put it down.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl the Time Paradox - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- This book is a roller-coaster through fantastic worlds. Fast-paced adventure keeps you reading. The funny, rapid-fire dialogue keeps you on your toes.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- People who like science fiction/fantasy will love this book. Artemis Fowl never ceases to surprise, with a plot that changes more than a mood ring. Will leave you tolling on the floor in laugter.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code - by Eoin Colfer
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- This book will be a great read no matter your age. The action is non-stop, and the outcome unpredictable. I couldn't put the book down.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bear Says Thanks - by Karma Wilson
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The bear says "thanks"! Bear was sad that he didn't have any food. The bear had a plan. He looked in his cabinet. Mouse brought bear a pie. All of his friends brought him some food. Then they all ate together.
Reviewed by: Molly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Blizzard of the Blue Moon - by Mary Pope Osborne
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The magic tree house took Jack and Annie to New York City. Jack and Annie tried to find a unicorn in a blizzard. They find the unicorn and Merlin gives them a magic want. Teddy and Kathleen rode the unicorn to Camelot.
Reviewed by: Anna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Bridge to Tarabithia - by Katherine Patterson
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Bridge to Tarabithia is a very good story. I really recommend this book. It is about friendship and using your imagination.
Reviewed by: Juliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Cam Jansen and the Valentine Lady Mystery - by David Adler
Four Star Rating       Children - Mystery
- It was a fun mystery book. There were some surprising parts. That is why I like it.
Reviewed by: Brynn from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Dear Dumb Diary, Never Do Anything Ever - by Jim Benton
Five Star Rating       Children - Funny
- One thing that happened in this book is Jamie was trying to find a good way for her barrette to be. In a different part Jamie and Isabella were raising money for charity. At the end of the book, Jamie realizes maybe everyone has inner beauty, but remember she said maybe.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Evil Spy School - by Stuart Gibbs
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The fourth book of this series. One of the best ones so far, as it shows the evil side of the characters. It was very funny and exciting. Great book just like the rest of the series.
Reviewed by: Anya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Extras (Book 4 of Uglies) - by Scott Westerfeld
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Three years later Aya-chan wants to be a famous kicker. I could not put this book down. I was so happy to finally hear what happened to Tolly Young Blood.
Reviewed by: Samantha from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Faceless Ones - by Derek Landy
Five Star Rating       Children - fantasy
- Full of spectacular magic battles. Skullduggery and Valkene are once again out to save the war ID. Only this time, it may bot be so straight forward.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Fancy Nancy - by Jane OConnor
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It was funny. I liked the hairdo. I liked the recipes.
Reviewed by: Adah from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Five Little Skunks - by Gloria Adams
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked Five Little Skunks because the skunks hold up numbers. I liked the singing a little bit. My favorite part is when everybody runs away.
Reviewed by: Landon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Frogs and French Kisses - by Sarah Mlynowski
Four Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- Illustrates the hard side of having powers like other books don't. The plot twists continue to surprise and delight. Plenty of mischief and mayhem to keep you reading more.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Gilbert the Surfer Dude - by Diane de Groat
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Gilbert was going to the beach and forgot his bathing suit. He bought one that was too big. I liked when he went surfing and his bathing suit fell off. Everyone thought his bathing suit was a shark.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Go to Sleep Groundhog! - by Judy Cox
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Groundhog has trouble going to sleep. He goes out for a little walk. Groundhog sees Halloween costumes and a witch. Then the witch read him a story and gave him some cider. When he couldn't go to sleep he went for a walk again. He saw a turkey. He reads him a Thanksgiving Story and he gives him pumpkin pie. He couldn't fall asleep again so he went for a walk. He saw Santa. Santa gave him a cookie and read him a story. When he woke up he saw his shadow so he went back to his bed.
Reviewed by: Molly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Green Eggs and Ham - by Dr Suess
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite. Sam I Am is funny. Try it and you may.
Reviewed by: Quixote from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows - by J K Rowling
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The thrilling farewell to the series. It definitely just as good as the other six. An exhilarating novel. An instant classic, very touching and a very very good read.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - by J K Rowling
Five Star Rating       Children -
- As Harry gets older, the books just get better. Clever wordplay and surprises on every page. The characters are greatly developed and aged well.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


How to Speak Dolphin - by Ginny Rorby
Three Star Rating       Children - Family
- I give How to Speak Dolphin 3 stars because it was a good book but it was not my favorite but it was still a great book.
Reviewed by: Madison from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


I Am Invited to a Party - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children - Picture Book
- Piggie told Gerald she got invited to a party. Piggie invited Gerald to come. Gerald helps them get ready and they go.
Reviewed by: Ally from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


If I Ran the Circus - by Dr Suess
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I want to have a circus someday, too.
Reviewed by: Quixote from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


In the Hand of the Goddess - by Tamora Pierce
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I really liked the next book in this series. I like watching Alona and her friends grow up and get stronger. Over all, a great series to read.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Little Bee - by Chris Cheave
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This emotional book has an astounding story about a girl from Nigeria who ends up in a detention center in England for illegal immigrants. The family she meets with after her release has a very interesting background, and she has to fight to survive in the harsh culture of England. An excellent, touching book that hits the truth of immigration.
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Magnus Chase - by Rick Riordan
Four Star Rating       Children - Adventure
- The book had many great characters, and kept me on my toes. I really enjoyed the unfamiliarity of the whole thing to the main character. I also liked how Magnus was related to Annabeth from Percy Jackson, and it's strange that both sets of gods exist in the book.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


No More Training Wheels! - by Kathryn Cristaldie
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I like the part about where he tried his bike with no training wheels.
Reviewed by: Lorelai from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Outlaws of Time - by ND Wilson
Four Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- I loved the many plot twists in the book. You could never predict the ending and it kept me thinking! It was a very surprising book and I would not mind reading this book over and over again.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Parties and Potions - by Sara Mlynowski
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- Extremely funny. The drama is a constant, and never too much. It makes you upset that this is the last one.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Mythology
- Always the adventures, Percy Jackson and his friends make a can't-put-down type of story. Weaving magic and myth with modern seamlessly. I absolutely adore this book.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Percy Jackson The Titans Curse - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Many electrifying moments that make your heart beat a little faster. It is a funny tale of heroes and monsters. A must read for any mythology fans.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Pokemon - by Scholastic
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked reading about Pokemon! All the pictures were cute and goofy. My favorite Pokemon is Pikachu.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Princess! Fairy! Ballerina! - by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Three Star Rating       Children - Picture Book
- I like this book. I don't want to kiss a frog. I like to play in puddles.
Reviewed by: Kiaya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Return to the Isle of the Lost - by De La Cruz
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- The book had many surprising twists and elements that kept you guessing. I loved how the book went into the personalities and fears of all the different characters. The best words to describe it are" home sweet home".
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Revenge of the Sith - by Ace Landers
Four Star Rating       Children -
- It is about Anakin turning to the dark side. He has to destroy Obi-Won and he gets burnt.
Reviewed by: Dean from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Runaway Racehorse A-Z Mysteries - by Ron Roy
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Thee kids on a train named Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go to see 2 men. They are going to see Forest Evans and Dink's Uncle Warren and Forest's horse Whirlaway. When they got there Forest said "Why it's Wink, Gosh, and Tooth Toes." They all hopped into Forest's truck to go see Whirlaway. When they got there Whirlaway was gone. The next morning Whirlaway showed up but it wasn't actually Whirlaway. So they all went to the big race in Saratoga, but they lost and a man named Mr. Bunks switched the horses! So Mr. Bunks went to jail and everybody was happy except for him.
Reviewed by: Moira from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


See and Slide - by Books Are Fun Series
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I like the zebra and the elephants. I like the doors that slide.
Reviewed by: Quixote from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Ships of the Galaxy - by Benjamin Harper
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It is about ships of the galaxy, like the naboo star fighter. The naboo star fighter has an R2 Astromech Droid.
Reviewed by: Dean from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Skulduggery Pleasant - by Derek Landy
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book is a hilarious blend of magic and adventure. Nonstop thrills keep me wanting to read more. I am doing my best to get a hold of the second book!
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Skulduggery Pleasant Dark Days - by Derek Landy
Five Star Rating       Children -
- With new adventures, new bad guys and a new plot twist that will change the world, this book has to be one of my favorites. Many heart racing moments that will have you hooked. Skulduggery is back and he's better than ever.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Skulduggery Pleasant Playing With Fire - by Derek Landy
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- The witty remarks are one of my favorite parts of this book. The perfect mix of magic and action. I love the over the top names and cool outfits.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Son of Neptune - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Mythology
- The book is filled with plenty of live or die moments that keep you hooked. Not a single page can be described as "boring." Increases your attention span by at least two hours.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Stick Dog - by Tom Watson
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I like the book because they look for water! The dogs find a sprinkler in a yard! The dogs think it's a water attacking machine!
Reviewed by: Moira from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Stick Dog Chases a Pizza - by Tom Watson
Five Star Rating       Children -
- Stick Dog is a book fro the perspective of 5 dogs: Stick Dog, Karen, Mutt, Stripes, and Spots. The dogs are looking for a frisbee, and they find an interesting cardboard circle which takes them on a journey to find a pizza.
Reviewed by: Jason from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Story Thieves - by James Riley
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- Story Thieves is crazy and hillarious, with fictional worlds and non-fictional world, wizards and robots. Story Thieves is one of the best books I have ever read. I would read it. It is very good.
Reviewed by: Denise from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Sugar - by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Five Star Rating       Children - Historical
- I gave Sugar 5 stars because it is a great story that tells that just because you look different doesn't mean you can't make friends that don't look like you. That is why I gave it 5 stars.
Reviewed by: Madison from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


That was Then This is Now - by S E Hinton
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I loved this book because Bryon and Mark are like brothers and they always stick up for each other. I was so surprised when Bryan called the cops on Mark. Overall I loved this book.
Reviewed by: Liam from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Baby-Sitters Club - by Raina Telgemeier
Five Star Rating       Children - Graphic Novel
- The Baby-Sitters Club was a good book, nothing special, but a good book. I mean it was a nice book, but kind of the same old same old. I liked it but nothing that interesting.
Reviewed by: Anya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Baby-Sitters Club - by Raina Telgemeier
Five Star Rating       Children - Graphic Novel
- The first book of a series. The book is about girls who start a club for babysitting. Really great book can't wait to read the rest of the series. I recommend it, great book.
Reviewed by: Anya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Battle of the Labyrinth - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This adventure brings surprises at every turn. Full of quick laughs and crazy action. A thrilling adventure.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Bear Stays Up Late for Christmas - by Karma Wilson
Five Star Rating       Children -
- I liked the book, The Bear Stays Up Late for Christmas. I liked the whole story. It was about a bear that stays up late. His fiends put the big Christmas tree on his back. He stayed up and made his friends stuff. And, Santa came. And the they opened their presents. Bear got a present.
Reviewed by: Molly from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Blood of Olympus - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children -
- This book shows friendship and sacrifice. Kids almost die trying to save the world. They defeat giants by helping the gods.
Reviewed by: Jeb from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Blood of Olympus - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Mythology
- There's action on every page. You will never be bored while reading this book. Hard-won victories make the book extremely entertaining.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Boxer Children - by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Four Star Rating       Children -
- The Boxcar Children is about four kids who lost their parents. They went to a bakery to get some bread. They only have four dollars left. They could have gone to their grandfathers house but they think he doesn't like them.
Reviewed by: Alexa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The House of Hades - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Adventure
- The aspects of humor and terror make the book so much better. The way the characters have to struggle with their own self-doubts and problems makes them so much more real. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Isle of the Lost - by Melissa De La Cruz
Five Star Rating       Children -
- A heart-warming book of self discovery. You come to love the villains-in-training with all your heart. It leaves me with just one question; evil tree, bad apple?
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The last present - by Wendy Mass
Five Star Rating       Children - Fantasy
- The last book of the Willow Falls series. I enjoyed this book and the rest of the series because of the unexpected plot twists and funny dialogue, with time traveling and famous movie stars. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Denise from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Lion King - by Golden Books
Four Star Rating       Children -
- I like the silly part when Simba meets the other two and they play games so Simba isn't sad.
Reviewed by: Quixote from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Lost Hero - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Mythology
- A perfect hodgepodge of mythology and the struggles of the real world. Once again, Rick Riordan creates an action-packed page turner. I recommend this book to kids of all ages.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Man in the Moon - by William Joyce
Five Star Rating       Children - Picture Book
- The Man in the Moon is really cute and I like to read it with Mm. I really like it and I want to buy it. My favorite person in the book is Nightmare.
Reviewed by: Landon from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Mask of Athena - by Rick Riordan
Five Star Rating       Children - Adventure
- It was great how the book weaves mythology into the real world. The book is fast paced and always keeps you guessing. The ending, as usual made me want to read the rest of the books ASAP.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The One and Only Ivan - by Katherine Applegate
Four Star Rating       Children -
- Ivan is a lonely gorilla living in a small cage in a mall. He has a best friend that passed on. Everything gets better in the end.
Reviewed by: Brogan from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Pigeon - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The pigeon wanted a dog right now! He promised to give the puppy plenty of sunshine and water! The pigeon screamed when he saw the big dog and changed his mind!
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Pigeon Needs a Bath - by Mo Willems
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The pigeon smelled, but did not want to take a bath. The pigeon had lots of excuses for not taking a bath. The pigeon took a bath and liked it.
Reviewed by: Cameron from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Red Kayak - by Priscilla Cummings
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The book Red Kayak is a very good book. It is a very touching story that you want to read about more and more. There are twists and turns that hit you like "bam". All in all its a wonderful book that I would recommend.
Reviewed by: Jaliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Red Pyramid - by Rick Riordan
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This book has nonstop action on every page. It is full of humor and suspense. A good book I recommend for all Percy Jackson fans.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Secret Garden - by Frances Hodgeon Burnett
Five Star Rating       Children -
- The Secret Garden, a classic. One of my favorite books, with all of the great characters and great dialogue. Wonderful book. I really recommend it.
Reviewed by: Anya from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Swift Boys and Me - by Kody Keplinger
Five Star Rating       Children -
- It is a very interesting story. Nola is the best person to have as a friend. She really wants the best for her friends.
Reviewed by: Jaliana from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Tail of Emily Windsnap - by Liz Kessler
Four Star Rating       Children -
- A satisfying tail that places you in a whole new world of mermaids and sunken cities. A light read that gets your imagination going. A great read for girls from elementary to high school.
Reviewed by: Emily from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other - by Geoff Rodkey
Five Star Rating       Children -
- In the first part Claudia is claiming she won the war. In the middle of the book Reese (her brother)humiliates Claudia in front of the whole school. In the end of the book Claudia does something mean to Reese. Want to know what it is? Read the book to find out!
Reviewed by: Brianna from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Trumpet of the Swan - by EB White
Five Star Rating       Children -
- A mother swan laid five eggs. This boy named Sam wanted to see the eggs hatch. So he got to see them hatch. He was so proud that he got to see five trumpeter swans hatch.
Reviewed by: Alexa from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


The Woman Who Rides Like A Man - by Tamora Pierce
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This was a great continuation of the first two books. I enjoyed how it was different, because they were out alone in a desert instead if in a stuffy castle. I really recommend this series for young readers.
Reviewed by: Rachel from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


True Legend - by Mike Lupica
Four Star Rating       Children -
- This book shows what a very good athlete has to go through. This book also shows to always stay focused on your schoolwork. This book shows to never give up on your dream.
Reviewed by: Jack from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)


Whatever After Fairest of All - by Sarah Mlynowski
Four Star Rating       Children -
- My favorite part was when the witch dressed up like a little girl selling cookies. Also when Snow White makes stew sandwiches, only her brother and dwarfs like it.
Reviewed by: Olivia from Freedom Public Library (New Hampshire)



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The Tail of Emily Windsnap - by Liz Kessler - See Children tab...
The Taming of the Queen - by Philippa Gregory - See Fiction tab...
The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other - by Geoff Rodkey - See Children tab...
The Theory of Opposites - by Allison Winn Scotch - See Fiction tab...
The Thirteenth Tale - by Diane Setterfield - See Fiction tab...
The Thirteenth Tale - by Diane Setterfield - See Fiction tab...
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham - See Teens tab...
The True Tails of Baker and Taylor - by Jan Louch - See NonFiction tab...
The Trumpet of the Swan - by EB White - See Children tab...
The Two-Family House - by Lynda Cohen Loigan - See Fiction tab...
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - by Maggie O Farrell - See Fiction tab...
The View from Penhouse B - by Elinor Lipman - See Fiction tab...
The Waiting - by Cathy LaGrow with Cindy Coloma - See Fiction tab...
The Wanderer - by Robyn Carr - See Fiction tab...
The Weekenders - by Mary Kay Andrews - See Fiction tab...
The Widow - by Fiona Barton - See Fiction tab...
The Winter Rose - by Jennifer Donnelly - See Fiction tab...
The Woman Who Rides Like A Man - by Tamora Pierce - See Children tab...
The Woman Who Wouldn't - by Gene Wilder - See NonFiction tab...
The Wordy Shipmates - by Sarah Vowell - See Teens tab...
The Year of the Frog - by Michelle Richmond - See Fiction tab...
They Sawed Up a Storm - by Sarah Shea Smith - See NonFiction tab...
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates - by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger - See NonFiction tab...
Throne of Glass - by Sarah J Maas - See Teens tab...
Thucydides (The Reinventing of History) - by Donald Kagan - See NonFiction tab...
Thunderstruck - by Erik Larsen - See NonFiction tab...
Torn - by Cynthia Eden - See Fiction tab...
Trail of Broken Wings - by Sejal Badani - See Fiction tab...
Traveling Alone - by Samuel Bjork - See Fiction tab...
Treacherous Beauty - by Mark Jacob and Stephen Case - See NonFiction tab...
Tricky-Twenty-Two - by Janet Evanovich - See Fiction tab...
True Legend - by Mike Lupica - See Children tab...
Truth Witch - by Susan Dennard - See Teens tab...
Twelve Time's Blessed - by Jacquelyn Mitchard - See Fiction tab...
Two Old Women - by Velma Wallace - See NonFiction tab...
Uglies - by Scott Westerfeld - See Teens tab...
Under the Never Sky - by Veronica Rossi - See Fiction tab...
Unleashed - by Eileen Brady - See Fiction tab...
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood - by Lisa Damour - See NonFiction tab...
Unthinkable - by Nancy Werlin - See Teens tab...
Walk on Earth a Stranger - by Rae Carson - See Fiction tab...
Walking Home - by Sonia Choquette - See NonFiction tab...
Wave - by Sonali Deraniyagala - See NonFiction tab...
We Never Asked For Wings - by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - See Fiction tab...
What We Become - by Arturo Perez Reverte - See Fiction tab...
Whatever After Fairest of All - by Sarah Mlynowski - See Children tab...
When Breath Becomes Air - by Paul Kalanithi - See NonFiction tab...
Why I Wake Early - by Mary Oliver - See Fiction tab...
Winter - by Marissa Meyer - See Teens tab...
Winter Stroll - by Elian Hilderbrand - See Fiction tab...
Winter Stroll - by Elin Hilderbrand - See Fiction tab...
Witch Child - by Celia Rees - See Teens tab...
Wolf Called Romeo - by Nick Jans - See NonFiction tab...
Worth it? Not worth it? Simple answers to tough financial questions - by Jack Otter - See NonFiction tab...
You - by Caroline Kepnes - See Fiction tab...