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Library Hosts Book Buzz

Two books are passed out to a student.

Two books are passed out to a student.

Photo by Donatella Voss

Photo by Donatella Voss

Two books are passed out to a student.

Elizabeth Deal, A&E Editor

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Book lovers convened in the Library Great Room on Thursday April 28 for Book Buzz. The event was hosted by publishing company Penguin Random House to get students excited about both newly published and upcoming young adult novels and comics. Not only did students leave the event with knowledge of new books, but the first 20 to RSVP to the event received a tote bag and every attending student was entered in a raffle for newly published or advanced reader’s copies of novels.

Photo by Donatella Voss
Two books are selected from the shelf.

“I think it’s important that schools have events like these because kids want to know what new books are coming out,” Penguin Random House representative Robert Haddock said. “I think reading and literacy is very important for all kids, teens, and everyone, and talking about new books gets kids excited about reading.”

Throughout the event, students learned about a variety of new books ranging from new DC Rebirth comics to new books by bestselling authors, including E. Lockhart’s latest novel, Genuine Fraud. The presentation covered books from multiple genres, from fiction and fantasy to psychological thrillers.

“I came because I was interested in reading some books and I wanted to see what kind of books there are,” Tara Ahuja ‘18 said. “I want to read [The Girl in Between]. It’s about a girl who is staying in a mill with her mother. It looks interesting.”

Photo by Donatella Voss
Two books are discussed and presented to the students.

Aside from learning about upcoming novels, students were also able to win copies of books during the presentation. Mr. Haddock had brought copies of the books he was talking about, and if a student could correctly answer his trivia question, they would win the prize. There was also a drawing for for novels and bags filled with book themed goodies.

“I’m a really big fan of young adult novels and I’ve been reading them since I was in elementary school, so I wanted to get a chance to pick up some new ones and try some new genres,” Sindhura Sridhar ‘17 said. “I enjoyed getting to share this experience with a lot of people people who have the same interests with me, which I don’t always get to do in my day to day life.”

About the Photographer
Donatella Voss, Photo Editor
Hello, my name is Donatella and I am a photographer for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be my second year of being in yearbook and third year of being in journalism. I’m also in ROTC, robotics, and theatre. My interests outside of school include cooking, reading, solving lambda calculus, and hiking.
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