Monday, September 11, 2006

Brandi's Basement

Every once in a while a book comes a long that you just love. All you want to do is climb up to the tallest building and scream how great this book really is. Every time you finish a heart-stopping passage, you grab the person next to you and read it over to them out loud so that others can enjoy too.

Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Shusterman takes to popular kid's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and mixes it with the myth of Medusa, a woman with snakes for hair. In this story, Parker Baer's life is turned upside down when a mysterious girl named Tara moves in next door. Tara has long golden spirals of hair that almost look alive and she always wears sunglasses, even inside. Shortly after she arrives, weird things start to happen. For example, students become very tired all the time and begin to do some bizarre things like eating dirt. Coincidence?

If you're interested, see if this book is available or place a request!

Brandi Smits

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