We have new books! I have chosen to mark this event by making a homemade "new" symbol (pictured left) to accompany this entry. Please note that I am not an artist; I am a librarian.
While on the subject, I want to let you know that if you ever have suggestions for book titles, please jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (let me know) and I'll see what I can do!
Let's get down to business. Here is an overview of our new titles (please note that I have marked line breaks with miniature photos of Barry Manilow, to make this post even more festive):
The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven: A teen unites with two friends to break the spell of a cursed black tattoo that has appeared on his back.
Everlost by Neal Shusterman: Two teens die in a car crash and meet in Everlost, the place between death and the afterlife. The two try to go back home and Everlost proves to be difficult to escape.
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter: A 15-year-old girl in a top-secret boarding school for spies-in-training falls for a local boy, but can't reveal her identity.
Sins of the Fathers by Chris Lynch: Set in a Catholic school in working-class Boston, three boys' friendships are put to the test as disturbing secrets are revealed about the priests who educate them.
This is All by Aidan Chambers: A 19-year-old girl writes a series of pillow books - Japanese diaries written in full disclosure- to her unborn daughter.
Trigger by Susan Vaught: A teenager with severe brain damage, caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, struggles through a series of hazy flashbacks to try to recall why he attempted suicide.
Vanishing Act by John Feinstein: Two 8th-grade sports reporters investigate the disappearance of a Russian tennis star before the U.S. Open.
What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles: The most popular girl in school is kidnapped and buried alive after a boy holds her responsible for his brother's suicide.
These books are all available now in the Teen Section on the library's main floor.