Sarah B. enjoyed the young adult novel “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green. It featured a character with obsessive-compulsive disorder and she learned a lot from reading it.
Amy H. recommends the book “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland” by Jim DeFede. The musical Come From Away is based on this book. On 9/11/20001, many jets were forced to land in a small town in Newfoundland. The people of the area came together to help during this tragic time. Amy found it hope-filled and uplifting despite the heavy topic.
Robin B. loved the picture book “The Basement Book” by Rachel Berkowitz. It is the story of children who enjoyed playing in a basement filled with neat old things, who grow up and show the next generation of children the treasures to be found there. Robin appreciated that the adult-child relationships weren’t spelled out—could be parents, foster parents, etc.
Amanda B. recommends the nonfiction book “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. Van der Kolk. This is a heavy but worthwhile read about how trauma affects the body—but the second half is full of methods that have been shown to help people recovering from childhood abuse or suffering from PTSD. There is a big hold list on this book, so we have added two copies to our Lucky Day collection – be sure to look for it there if you’re interested.
Kristyn S. recommends the graphic novel series “Paper Girls.” It’s a coming-of-age story about twelve-year-old girls, recommended for fans of Stranger Things. It’s being made into a series on Amazon Prime.
- Compiled by Adult Services Librarian Amanda Bosky