Pax – Sara Pennypacker – Friendship (FollettShelf)
Pax, a young fox, was adopted by Peter, a boy whose mother has died. When Peter’s father volunteers for the military because a war is coming, Peter must go live with his grandfather. He cannot take Pax, so Peter must set Pax free in the woods on the way to his grandfather’s. Pax is confused and must learn to live on his own in the wild. Peter, 300 miles away, is angry that he was forced to give up Pax and sets out on his own to find his friend. An injury hinders Peter. Pax eventually makes friends with the local foxes. Life is full of struggles and adventures as both slowly make their way toward a reunion.
This tender story of loyalty is available as an ebook on the library’s FollettShelf.
Genuine Fraud – e. lockhart – Mystery, Suspense
Are you looking for a page turner? This is it! The story opens with 18-year-old Jule West Williams living a life of luxury at a resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Jule is athletic, friendly, smart. On the outside, she’s a wealthy heiress with time and money to burn, or so it would seem. On the inside, she’s a well-trained fighter with a shady past, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run and change her looks at a moment’s notice. Jule spends time with her charismatic friend, Imogen Sokoloff, who loves Victorian novels and running from her problems by traveling the world. Both are orphans. One was adopted into money, the other was not. However, their lives have become intertwined. One survives, the other does not.
Told in reverse chronological order, this novel will keep you guessing until the end, or should I say the beginning, for the story begins at the end and ends at the beginning. I had to keep checking back on chapters I’d read to get the story straight. Is Jule the heroine of the villain? You will need to decide for yourself.