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Pantomine – a tale of deceit, mystery & magic

PantomimeTitle: Pantomine

Author: Laura Lam

Summary: Micah Grey wants to get away from his life—and the circus seems to be just the right place to do that. He delves into the world of circus arts as a new trapeze artist, but soon learns that the circus may not be quite what it seems. As the story unfolds, more of just who Micah is gets revealed, and between Micah’s past, and Micah’s present, a tale of deceit, mystery, and magic is unveiled.

Quick review: Do you like magic, circuses, and stories where the main character isn’t who they say they are? Then you’ll probably like this book. Told in a flip-flopping style of one chapter in the past, and one in the present, Micah’s story quickly begins to unfold. As the reader, you get caught up immediately, because you can tell that there’s something about Micah that he’s not telling you yet.

I started reading because… I was told that it had good representation of characters who were learning more about their gender and their sexual identity, as well as having an engaging fantasy setting.

I would give this book8/10 stars. It’s engaging and exciting, although the language felt a bit simplistic at times. I found the flip-flopping story technique frustrating at times, when I just wanted to get back to the storyline I had been on, but ultimately it was, in my opinion, the best way to tell this story.

-Sofia, 16, Greenwood Teen Advisory Board

GWD

What's Going On @ Your Library!

Hello SummerTuesday, July 30

  • Denim Madness @ Northgate 2 – 4 p.m. Something old, something new. Bring in old jeans to craft decorative pillows and bags. We’ll provide the bling and supplies; you bring the denim and creativity!” For tweens and teens.
  • Recycled Tees @ High Point 2 – 4 p.m. Have a t-shirt that needs a makeover? Create a unique piece of art that you can wear! Bring in your shirt and make it over with supplies provided by the Library. For tweens and teens. Registration is required.
  • Ukalaliens!Greenlake 11 a.m – 12 p.m. Learn to play familiar folk song on the ukelele in one hour. Absolute beginners welcome! Ukes available to share or bring your own. For tweens, teens, and adults.
  • Henna ArtBroadview 1 – 3 p.m. Create and wear great looking art! Get a henna design while you explore traditional and modern henna with artist Anjali Remme. For tweens and teens. Continue reading

What's Going On @ Your Library!

Hello SummerMonday, July 15, 2013

  • Henna Art @ James W. Ray Orion Center 4 – 5 pm.  Create and wear great-looking art!  Get a henna design while you explore traditional and modern henna with artist Anjali Remme.  For tweens and teens.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Duct Tape and Bling @ Madrona/Sally Goldmark 2 – 4 pm.  Explore duct tape creations and create your own bling out of things you can buy at a hardware store.  Materials and snacks provided, plus the chance to win new books!  For tweens and teens.
  • Summer Teen Space @ Douglass-Truth 4 – 5:30 pm Need a space to be creative & have fun?  Come to Teen Space!  It’s a time set aside just for teens to meet up and hang out.  Join us this summer for weekly fun with books, games, snacks, and prizes.  For ages 12-18.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

  • Teen Space presents: Game On! @ Beacon Hill 3 – 5 pm.  Come to the Library for Xbox Kinect, Wii and snacks!  For ages 12-18.
  • Teen Space presents: MarkerSpace @ Northeast 3 – 5 pm.  Need  space to be creative and have fun?  Come to Teen Space at the Northeast Branch!  This month, make duct tape creations, felt creatures, buttons and more.  For ages 12-18.
  • Game On! @ High Point 3:15 – 5:15 pm.  Come to the Library for board games, and open Kinect and Wii play.  For tweens and teens.
  • Books on Bikes @ Cyclefest 5 – 10:45 pm.  The Seattle Public Library’s Books on Bikes will be at Cyclefest.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Teen Space presents: Miniature Art @ Southwest 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  Need a space to be creative and have fun?  Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch, it’s a place to meet up and hang out!  This month we’ll be making miniature art with buttons and magnets.  For ages 12-18.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

  • Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club @ Rainier Beach 12 – 2 pm.  Children and teens, ages 5-18, are invited to join the group.  Family and community members are also welcome.  Drop by to lean and play chess!
  • Game On! @ NewHolly 1 – 3 pm.  Come to the Library for board games, Kinect, Wii play and Mario Kart!  For tweens and teens.
  • Ukalaliens! @ Fremont 1 – 2:30 pm.  Learn to play familiar folk songs on the ukulele in one hour.  Absolute beginners welcome!  Ukes available to share or bring your own.  For tweens, teens and adults.
  • Shop the Pop-up! @ Greenwood 1 – 5 pm.  The FriendShop is coming to the Greenwood Branch!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

  • Teen Space presents: Circus 101 by Teatro ZinZanni @ Ballard 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  Need a space to be creative and have fun?  Come to Teen Space at the Ballard Branch — it’s a place to meet up and hang out!  Teatro ZinZanni Circus Arts will teach juggling and balance.  For ages 12-18. 

 

This Week @ Your Library

 

Check out the awesome events we have planned for teens all around the city this week.  You can always look at the calendar on our website for more details and click any pictures for awesome reading materials on topic. Continue reading