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Malinda Lo at Lake City Branch!

Please join us at the Lake City Branch on Wednesday, October 15th at 6 pm to hear critically acclaimed young adult author Malinda Lo speak!

 

Loflyer1Lo is the well-regarded and nationally-known author of four thrilling fantasy and sci-fi novels for teens featuring GLBTQ characters and themes (including Adaptation and her latest, Inheritance). In her first book, Ash, she offers a twist in her modern retelling of the traditional fairy tale: “In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash…must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King’s Huntress whom she loves.”   Along with Cindy Pon she is the co-founder of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books.

 

Light refreshments will be served, and the University Bookstore will provide the author’s books for purchase and signing.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the author speak at her only public appearance during this visit to Seattle!

Malinda Lo at Lake City Branch!

Please join us at the Lake City Branch on Wednesday, October 15th at 6 pm to hear critically acclaimed young adult author Malinda Lo speak!

Loflyer2

Lo is the well-regarded and nationally-known author of four thrilling fantasy and sci-fi novels for teens featuring GLBTQ characters and themes (including Adaptation and her latest, Inheritance). In her first book, Ash, she offers a twist in her modern retelling of the traditional fairy tale: “In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash…must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King’s Huntress whom she loves.”   Along with Cindy Pon she is the co-founder of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books.

 

Light refreshments will be served, and the University Bookstore will provide the author’s books for purchase and signing.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the author speak at her only public appearance during this visit to Seattle!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson: John Green can do no wrong.

WillGraysonTitle: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green and David Levithan

Summary: As the title suggests, this story contains two characters that are both named Will Grayson. One Will Grayson, distinguished by always having his name capitalized, is friends with Tiny Cooper, a very gay and very large football player who lives his life in the spotlight.  Just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, Tiny’s noticeability is equally as strong as Will’s opposite desire to go unnoticed.  The other will grayson, distinguished by always having his name in lowercase, is gay and disappointed when he discovers that the guy he met online has a crush on his friend Maura, who’s a girl and obviously not his type.  The two Wills meet through an interesting series of events and an equally interesting string of events happens afterwards.

Six Word Review: John Green can do no wrong.

I started reading because: I like all of John Green’s other books so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed by this one.

I would give this book 10/10 stars because it normalizes gay romantic relationships.  There’s still a tangible prejudice against gay people so I think this book contains a great message for people of all ages.  Plus this book is hilarious as per usual when it comes to John Green.

I loved the character Tiny Cooper.  He’s so unapologetically himself you can’t help but love him.  I hated will’s negative attitude.

If Tiny Cooper was in a high school yearbook, he would be voted Most Likely To: Change The World.

Anything else we should know?  Neutral Milk Hotel, a band mentioned in the book, is a real band and their music is good, I recommend listening to them.

— Regina, 17, West Seattle

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Hero – Fluffy, fun, action. Unusual queer literature.

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Title: Hero
Author: Perry Moore

Summary:  In a world full of superheroes, Thom appears as any average teenager—busy playing basketball, going to school, volunteering, and working.  But as much as Thom appears normal, he’s started to develop powers.  While most people would take this as a blessing, Thom considers it a curse, as his former-superhero father was ostracized due to a botched mission that killed hundreds of bystanders.

Soon, though, Thom is using his powers as part of a team of other superheroes, each with their own secrets and problems.  Unfortunately, being a hero isn’t the only thing he’s hiding from his father — Thom is gay, a fact that threatens to rip his whole life apart.

Six Word Review: Fluffy, fun, action. Unusual queer literature.

How Many Stars Would You Give This Book:  6.5/10 stars.  I liked this book.  It was a fun, light read.  Thom was a great narrator and the story written in a way that not only got readers interested but kept them engaged in the story.  However, it wasn’t a book with a ton of substance, so while it was good for what it was, don’t expect anything else. Continue reading