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About thesuperlibrarian

High School Librarian and obsessive reader! On a mission to read as many SUPER YA books as possible!

The Martian by Andy Weir

 What if you, an astronaut, were stranded on Mars by your crew, and left for dead with minimal supplies and life support? Would you have what it takes to survive?  Why it’s super:  “Stayin’ Alive!”  The Martian has a great, … Continue reading

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LAPL Teen Author Reading Night~July 2013

LAPL’s Teen Author Reading Series hit the road on Thursday, July 29th, and came to The Los Feliz Branch Library! Five wonderful authors read from their latest books, discussed their inspirations, romance, sharks, and science! Moderated by the fantastic Cecil … Continue reading

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Twelve Dancing Princesses. Barrager, Brigette. (2011). Chronicle Books. Ages 4-8. ISBN-10: 9780811876964

I don’t normally review children’s books here, but I just had to write about my absolutely favorite new find! Have you been aching for a traditional fairy tale told in just the right way to delight the truest princess fans? … Continue reading

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Across the Universe. By Beth Revis. (2011). Razorbill (Penguin). ISBN-10: 1595143971.

Amy has a choice: To be cryogenically frozen for 300 years so that she can be with her family when they wake up, or to go back to her life on Earth. She chooses the stars, but her fate now … Continue reading

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The Hound of the Baskervilles. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (2000). Alladin. # ISBN-10: 068983571X.

Plot Summary Sherlock Holmes and Watson are called to investigate the mysterious death of Charles Baskerville, at his estate on the dark and frightening moors. A curse has been blamed for his death, the curse which calls hounds to kill … Continue reading

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Return to Labyrinth, Volume 2. By Jake T. Forbes. Illustrated by Chris Lie. Cover by Kouyu Shurei. Los Angeles, CA. Tokyopop, 2007. ISBN: 9781598167269 and 159816726X.

Plot Summary Jareth, The Goblin King, is slowly losing his powers. He makes a deal with his nemesis, who begins teaching Toby how to use magic. Instead of wondering about her motives, Toby gobbles up the magic lessons. Slowly, he … Continue reading

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Return to Labyrinth, Volume 1. By Jake T. Forbes. (2006). Illustrated by Chris Lie. Cover by Kouyu Shurei. Los Angeles: Tokyopop. ISBN: 1598167251 or 9781598167252.

Plot Summary Toby, kidnapped as a baby and held captive by the The Goblin King, is now a teenager. Throughout his life, things have always gone his way. All he had to do was make a wish. But the help … Continue reading

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Thwonk. By Joan Bauer. (2005). Speak. ISBN-10: 0142404292.

Plot Summary Your typical senior in high school, A.J. McCready wants nothing more than the perfect boyfriend, or even just the right boy to notice her, and for her photography to be recognized. When a real-life cupid comes to help … Continue reading

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Catcher in the Rye. By J.D. Salinger. (2001). Back Bay Books. ISBN-10: 0316769177.

Plot Summary A few days after being expelled from his private school, Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield nears the brink of a mental breakdown, but ends up experiencing a lot of life; from prostitutes, to crazy roommates, to a simple day … Continue reading

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Siddhartha. By Herman Hesse. (2010). Tribeca Books. ISBN-10: 1936594366.

Plot Summary Siddhartha was sheltered his whole life until the day he went outside and for the first time saw sickness and old age. He wanted to try to find an escape from suffering, and so his religious journey began, … Continue reading

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