House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

I, personally, was not fond of the author’s rhythm of telling this story. However, the use of symbolism and overall meaning of the story was intriguing. A group of adults were trapped in a house wrestling with their demons while a serial killer waited for them to obey his rules. With murder, suspense and supernatural chaos, this book might have you ponder about your own identity and life struggles. Think you can handle reading this book and venture into this house with these characters and make it out? Come give it a try.

Bullets ‘N’ Barbecue : A murder-mystery at GVPL

Join us for a “mysteriously fun” afternoon

The Friends of the GVPL present

Bullets ‘N’ Barbecue: Mystery, Murder, Food, and Fun

When: April 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Valley Public Library

Menu: Barbecued Beef Sandwich, Salad, Baked Beans, Dessert and a Beverage.

Cost: $10 per person. All proceeds go to the Friends of the GVPL.

Tickets are “first come, first serve” and are available at the front-desk. For more information call David Strong at 437-8536 (leave a message) or the the library at 437-6545.

Book Review by Holly Petrich: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Miles is a kid who lived a quiet, uneventful life in Florida but all of that is about change as he ventures to a new boarding school, Culver Creek, in search of a “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet ). A “Great Perhaps” was surely introduced to him in the form of teenage deviance, friends, and religion class. Miles meets a brilliant student, and prankster, named Alaska Young at Culver Creek. Miles is immediately captivated by her beauty and humor, but what Miles doesn’t realize is that he is about to be plunged into an emotional roller-coaster and spit back out through the other side due to Alaska’s unpredictable and self destructive behaviors. With fun pranking and teenage love affairs, no one had ever suspected something to go so horribly wrong. Miles and his friends are hit with a terrible event which causes them to feel intense regret, but regardless of their hurting hearts and self blame, they strive to piece together what really happened the night that everyone wish had never had happened. Fortunately enough, Miles and his friends find content, forgiveness and acceptance with the final connections they have concurred upon about what really occurred that fateful night.

This book is so grasping, mysterious and philosophical that it’s an absolute page turner. The characters are well diverse even though the author doesn’t go too into depth with them. It is completely evident that each one has their own problems and emotional deepness about them and they understand that about each other. With interesting characters and so many events unfolding, it was impossible to not be curious about what would happen next or what would be found on each page. The ending was pleasantly relieving and satisfying after such tense moments. If you like reading about teenage difficulties and a bit of mystery then this book may be waiting for you to read its own “Great Perhaps”.

-By Holly Petrich

Fine Free Fall

Picture of Fall leavesDuring this Fall we will be having “Fine Free Fall.”

If you have any outstanding overdue items or late fines then bring in a non-perishable food item and we will reduce your fine by $1.00 per food item. All of the food we collect will be donated to Country Neighbor.