BY SHARON STURGIS
There are new books at the Ellinwood Community/School Library.
"Reckless" by Cornelia Funke. For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld’s secrets and treasures. Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves and destroy everything he holds most dear...Unless he can find a way to stop it.
"Ghost of Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen. Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaska island has a way of changing your perspective. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends. But now they are both heading back to high school, the one place they’re not sure they can handle.
"Around the World in 100 Days" by Gary Blackwood. It’s the year 1891, the wager is 6,000 pounds, and the bet? Teams with the new-fangled motorcars have 100 days in which to circle the entire globe in an automobile. Boats are permissible over bodies of water, but the car must otherwise travel of its own power. A novel inspired by an actual motorcar race that took place in 1908.
"A Season of Gifts" by Richard Peck. Grandma Dowdel is back, and it turns out that her story isn’t over, not even close. It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel, and family in desperate need of her help. As Christmas rolls around, the whole family will realize that they’ve found a true home and a neighbor with remarkable gifts to share.
"Matched" by Ally Condie. Cassia has always trusted "their" choices. So when her best friend appears on the "Matching" screen, she knows with complete certainty that he is the one ... until she sees another face flash for an instant. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between the only life she’s known and a path no on else has ever dared follow.
"Trash" by Andy Mulligan. In a third world country, in the not-so-distant future, three "dumpsite boys" make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. Then one unlucky day, one boy finds something very special and very mysterious, and decides to keep it. This decision has terrifying consequences and soon the boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers.
"Fixing Delilah" by Sarah Ockler. Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart. Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past.