Teen Book Review

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Reviewed by Morena Holland
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

     Huckleberry Finn is a boy who gets tired of the constant rules and regulations he has to follow everyday. He lives with Widow Douglas, a very nice and decent woman, but Miss Watson, the sister of the widow is the one person Huck probably hates the most. Although Miss W's intentions are good, her efforts to make Huck civilized only make him dislike her even more. Despite not being in custody of his father:,Pap, Huck avoids being with Pap. Pap is an alcoholic, resulting in abusive, and disturbing behavior. Being a rebellious teenager, Huck decides to fake his own death, and runs away. During the beginning of his journey, his friend Jim (Miss Watson's slave), looks out to find Huck. After Huck and Jim reunite, they experience many problems during their adventures. Jim being a runaway slave, Huck dealswith many inner conflicts. He decides no matter what, he is going to help Jim to freedom. Together they experience a fascinating journey and their friendship begins to grow stronger. Huck shows maturity at the end of the story.


This book was a great novel. It shows many subliminal messages and the how humankind/society truly needs to change its judgmental ways.
Morena Holland






A new option for digital books

The Google eBookstore opened today. While many of the books on the site are available for purchase,  classics are available absolutely for free. This might be a helpful service when you've procrastinated on a school assignment and you just can't find that book you're supposed to read!

Many websites are debating whether or not Goole joining the world of literature is a good thing. What do you think? Do you like to read e books, or do you prefer paper? Do you own an eReader or an iPad? Do you want one? Share your thoughts!

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Top Ten Holiday Movies

Break out the sparkly holiday lights and hot chocolate! It's the most wonderful time of the year!
In December, I love to watch all of my favorite holiday movies. Luckily, the library owns all of them so if you have a library card you can get all of these movies for free! So here, are my top ten holiday movies!

10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The original cartoon, not the live-action film. That one's just creepy)

8. A Christmas Story ("You'll put our eye out!")

4. Love Actually (Yes, I'm a sap)

3. Elf ("We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.")

I'll always have a soft spot for Gonzo and Kermit the Frog. No doubt I'll watch it a dozen times between not and the end of the month.
What's your favorite holiday movie?