This month the Adult Book Club is reading… Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
“Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government, a situation that is compromised when she falls in love with him.” – publisher’s summary
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The winners of Marlborough Public Library’s 4th Annual Teen Writing Competition were announced on Thursday night. Lending their expertise to the selection process were two panels of judges in various writing and literature-related fields. With the volume of fantastic submissions, the judges found choosing winners difficult, but were ultimately pleased with the ones recognized at the Teen Writing Competition Spotlight.
“How Photography Changed My Life” by Karsyn Canale took third place in the 6th-8th grade fiction/memoir category for her “heartfelt, clear writing [that] reveals character of both the writer and parent.” The judges also liked the quote by a famous photographer she used as an epigraph. In second place was Jaelyn Kassoy’s “Angel in the Sky,” about a loyal daughter who accepts magical beans as payment in lieu of $100 to help her struggling family. The judges loved Kassoy’s “reworking of classic tropes, unexpected twists, and original idea.” Taking home first prize was Chloe Wing’s “The Writing’s on the Wall.” Wing’s piece is about a history enthusiast’s lucky brush with a rare piece of Holocaust history written underneath her house’s wallpaper. Judges called the story “intriguing,” and lauded its “dimensional character” and “great details” that “make you want to find out what happened.”
Oh, I am so excited!! This year’s summer reading theme is SUPERHEROES!
I’m a big fan. Can you guess who my favorite hero is? I’ll give you a hint. She saves the world by night, but by day, she’s a mild-mannered librarian. Any ideas?