Category Archives: Joanne

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Joanne T    February 16, 2014

Hayley Kincain is a high school senior who has never been to high school. Her dad, Andy, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, keeps moving them.  He is trying to outrun his memories of these wars.  Andy Kincain has PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.The reader can feel Hayley’s fear and panic whenever she does not know where… Read more »

Zombie Time

Joanne T    January 14, 2013

Get your zombie fix, here is a list of the top 10 zombie books as chosen by a reviewer at Teen Librarian’s Toolbox.  Stop by the Vault to check one out! 1. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry Here we are people. Perhaps the greatest manifestation of the infestation. Rot & Ruin. It’s most certainly a must read. The undead. Zombie killers. A teenage-point-of-view… Read more »

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Joanne T    August 29, 2012

           Fans of  horror stories may want to give This Dark Endeavor a try.  The action is almost nonstop.  There are plenty of gruesome details describing a sixteen year old Victor’s studies in alchemy.  This is a YALSA 2012 Top Ten nominated title.  For a list of 2012 nominated titles Click  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/sites/ala.org.yalsa/files/content/teenreading/teenstopten/2012TeensTopTenNominations.pdf  To vote, click http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qFTC266FltB4Kl1VjsbPeeuIZn7VLXi7Li7helyC3qs%3d     Vote now through September… Read more »