All Youth Services Librarians and School Librarians from the Southern California are welcome to join us. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Time of meeting: 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Our next meeting is on February 7, 2017 at 9:00 am at
Inglewood Public Library,
101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
Publishers - if you wish to send review copies, please send to the above address. Thank you!
Codes for Reviews
First Initial (Overall Rating):
E = Exceptional
VG = Very Good
G = Good
F = Fair
NR = Not Recommended
Second Initital (Reading Level):
A = Average Reading Level
E = Easy
M = Mature
“The views expressed are of individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of their respective institutions.”
Emmy.Monument 14.Feiwel and Friends.2012.304p.978-0-312-56903-7.16.99
post-apocalyptic near future is the setting for Laybourne’s debut novel.
Fourteen youth ranging from kindergartners to high school seniors find
themselves trapped in a superstore and faced with an uncertain future in the
aftermath of a series of natural and man-made disasters. Though seemingly safe
and with more than adequate provisions, the youth still must deal with internal
power struggles, teen hormones and homesick little children, not to mention the
threat from the adults outside who either covet supplies or who have succumbed
to the dangerous side effects from the ensuing chemical fallout. An exciting
opening and ending sandwich a sometimes repetitive middle. Having said that,
it’s still a quick and easy read that will leave readers wanting to know what
happens next in the planned sequel. Recommended for high school since there is
mention of drug taking, drinking and some sexual situations as well as an
allusion to an attempted rape.
Patsy Pinedo Tuck, Eagle Rock Branch, Los Angeles Public Library