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    Saturday, May 21, 2005

    Looking for Alaska by John Green
    "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?" There were so many positive reviews about this book, but I was nevertheless hesitant to pick it up, mostly because it sounded like another angst book, and I wasn't sure I really wanted to get into more of that right now. However, this first novel is an amazing piece of work. Start with Miles "Pudge" Halter and his new school year at a new boarding school -- he is out to seek the Great Perhaps. Pudge's fascination: famous last words. Join in the "Colonel," Pudge's roommate, who has a penchant for playing pranks, smoking, mixing vodka in milk, and getting a high GPA. Enter Alaska, boarding school femme fatale, master prank player, and the girl who pulls Pudge into the Great Perhaps. Mix them all together, add a philosophy class, the Weekend Warriors, the Eagle, a few more friends, a touch of tragedy, and you have a book worthy of reading. I didn't want to put it down. Oh -- and it's full of great quotations and thought-provoking ideas.
    Y FICTION Green
    btw -- the author is also on NPR

    We had a wonderful donation of the whole series of Mysterious Play (Fushigi Yugi) on VHS. I'm putting them through processing and they will soon be available for checkout. Keep your eyes open for them!

    Tomorrow is the last Sunday that the library will be open until fall, so take advantage while you can! Also, the library will be closed all next weekend (Sat, Sun, & Mon) for Memorial Day. And then it's almost June!

    The New England Board of Higher Education has a list of colleges that are still accepting applications for Fall 2005. Take a look at their website for more information.

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