by Ally Condie. Futuristic fiction is all the rage with young readers these days, and this is the beginning of another very well-written series. Cassia Reyes has just turned 17 and is now ready to be Matched. Scientific methods will pair her with the perfect boy with whom she will start a new family. Everything in Cassia's Society is controlled-the work that she will do, the food that she eats, and of course, the man she will marry. As she proceeds through the much anticipated Matching procedure, however, things begin to happen that don't seem right, and soon she finds herself, for the first time in her life, making choices which she knows the Society would not sanction if they knew. This is a great book for teens, but I also enjoyed it as an adult. Condie's next in the series, Crossed
, comes out in November, 2011.
If you're still a Harry Potter fan like me, you're anxiously awaiting the arrival of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. It's already on order and should arrive right around the time of the release. This 6th film in the series was one of the best in my opinion. A bit of artistic license was taken by the director, but a lot of the book was included. If you haven't seen it, or just want to see it again, it will be on loan soon!
The game of chess has a long history which dates back to the 7th century. It is a game of skill which has even produced professional competitors. The Chess Club for teens at the library will begin meeting again on Thursday, September 4 at 4:30PM. Not only do members get to learn how to play, but they can hone their skills with the help of a real championship chess master! For more information, call 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com