New Fiction and Nonfiction February 2023

New Nonfiction

8 rules of love : how to find it, keep it, and let it go 152.4 SHETTY, JAY
What color is your parachute? 331.12 BOLLES, RICHARD
Career planning in the gig economy YNF 331.7 KALLEN, STUART
Walk the blue line 363.2 PATTERSON, JAMES
The everything DASH diet meal prep cookbook 616.1 MEYER, KARMAN
A stone is most precious where it belongs 92 HOJA, GULCHEHRA
The Nazi conspiracy: the secret plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill 940.53 MELTZER, BRAD


New Adult Fiction

The heretic royal F AIKEN, G.A.
Better the blood F BENNETT, MICHAEL
Karma of the sun F BOEY, BRANDON
Forbidden F BUNN, DAVIS
The motion picture teller F COTTERILL, COLIN
I keep my exoskeletons to myself F CRANE, MARISA
Stone cold fox F CROFT, RACHEL
Episode thirteen F DILOUIE, CRAIG
All the lost places F DYKES, AMANDA
Sleeping Soldiers F GARLAND, JACK
Everybody knows F HARPER, JORDAN
Really good, actually F HEISEY, MONICA
More than meets the eye F JOHANSEN, IRIS
Unnatural history F KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
The children of gods and fighting men F LAWLESS, SHAUNA
The three lives of Alix St. Pierre F LESTER, NATASHA
Of Mushrooms and Matrimony F MEADE, AMY
Moonrise over New Jessup F MINNICKS, JAMILA
The terraformers F NEWITZ, ANNALEE
3 days to live F PATTERSON, JAMES
The end of drum-time F PYLVAINEN, HANNA
The devil stone F RAMSAY, CARO
Encore in death F ROBB, J.D.
The cradle of ice F ROLLINS, JAMES
Things we never got over F SCORE, LUCY
Secrets typed in blood F SPOTSWOOD, STEPHEN
The second you’re single F TANAMACHI, CARA
All the dangerous things F WILLINGHAM, STACY
Decent people F WINSLOW, DE’SHAWN


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Teen Book Review: No Matter How Loud I Shout by Edward Humes

No Matter How Loud I Shout – Edward Humes

A Book Review by Katelyn Aune


No Matter How Loud I Shout is a compelling and captivating nonfiction book containing a plethora of first-hand accounts of events taking place in Juvenile Courts and Detention Centers in Los Angeles, California. The opening chapter starts by describing the Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall in all its poor quality and unmet standards. Then it begins to tear at the morality of the juvenile justice system: how unfair and fickle it truly is. It supports these theories with real stories of children and how they ended up working within the gangs roaming the streets of L.A.

Very rarely am I interested in the non-fiction genre, but this book did an amazing job of getting and keeping my attention. The way the book is written builds a suspense like no other, making even seemingly mundane details of the story jump out at you. He also does a good job of keeping his message and tone fluent. It’s difficult to create a steady flow in your story when all it is is a collection of eye-witness accounts, but Humes does it wonderfully. For example, in the first chapter we see the numbed mind of an intake officer shuffling through profiles second guessing whether certain inmates belong there or not, and then we flow into the next chapter where a HRO (high-risk offender) awaiting trial reads off a poem to his peers wondering why he was doomed to be held there, and not allowed to be a father. The connection in this example being both people wondering where a person belongs. This way of storytelling rids the story of any choppiness that could possibly make the book difficult to read and draw conclusions.

Each story exposes or informs the reader of a certain flaw of the juvenile judicial system. Each character has a very big part to play in each story too, which makes them very memorable as you begin to associate them with how the judicial system treated them or vice versa (their behavior inside the court system.) Carla, a young straight A student, represents the breaking of the juvenile criminal stereotype, Enias, a HRO in the center, reveals the humanity so many of the inmates still have. These are just a few of the many characters that make this book so emotional and drive readers to want to keep reading.

I picked up this book because I had a momentary interest in law, and even as that interest has faded I remained occupied in the pages of this book. I recommend this story to anyone interested in law or true crime. I would also suggest it to anyone with an interest in books centered around suspense and action. This story will certainly not fail to keep you intrigued with endless surprising true stories of juvenile criminals as they navigate through L.A.’s corrupt and broken bureaucracy.

Although, not the whole story will leave you hopeless and doubting the stability of America’s government. He reminds us through the story with various success stories too that good is out there, and that occasionally the system prevails and can change children’s lives for the better.

Reading this book has opened my mind to the intricacies of juvenile court. It has aided in the formation and extension of my own opinions and has also instilled a great sense of sympathy for the children entering these centers. This book was super interesting to read and analyze and I look forward to reading more of Humes’s works as the year progresses.

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Books to Movies February and March

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Knock at the Cabin

While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.

Feb 3rd / Theatres / Put on hold

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward

Follows Edward, a 12-year-old boy who survives but lost his family in a devastating commercial plane crash, as he tries to make sense of life along with a group of others affected, and new friendships, romances and communities are formed.

Feb 3rd / Apple TV / Put on hold

True Spirit by Jessica Watson

 True Spirit

The story of Australian teenager, Jessica Watson, the youngest person ever to sail solo, non-stop around the world.

Feb 3rd / Netflix / Put on hold

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (TV Series 2023– ) - IMDb

After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

Feb 10th/ Disney Channel & Disney +/ Put on hold

Marlowe, based on the character created by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe (2022 film) - Wikipedia
In late 1930’s Bay City, a brooding, down on his luck detective is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress.

Feb 15th/ Theatres/ Put on hold

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Emily (2022) - IMDb

Emily imagines the transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers who died too soon at the age of 30.

Feb 17th/ Theatres/ Put on hold

Jesus Revolution by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn

Jesus Revolution (2023) - IMDb

The true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970’s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California.

Feb 24th/ Theatres/ Put on hold

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®Daisy Jones & The Six

Following the rise of Daisy Jones and The Six’ rock band through the ’70s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.

March 3rd/Amazon / Put on hold

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

(Shadow and Bone season 2)

Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – Book ScentsShadow and Bone

Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

March 16th/Netflix / Put on hold

 The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

The Magician's Elephant

An orphaned boy is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will help him find his lost sister.

March 16th/Netflix / Put on hold

Straight Man by Richard Russo

(Show is titled Lucky Hank)

Lucky Hank (TV Series 2023– ) - IMDb
Follows William Henry Devereaux, Jr. A born anarchist and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans.

March 19th/AMC / Put on hold


 Wellmania by Brigid Delaney


Follows Liv, who has a major health crisis, she is forced to rethink her ‘live fast die young’ attitude.

March 29th/Netflix 

The Big Door Prize by M. O. Walsh

Amazon cover imageThe Big Door Prize TV Poster - IMP Awards

About the residents of a small town called Deerfield, who one day discover a magical, destiny-predicting machine in their grocery store.

March 29th/Apple TV/ Put on hold


Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You by Karuho Shiina

From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke

Put off by her gloomy demeanor, Sawako has a hard time fitting in but when an outgoing classmate approaches her, life takes a turn for the better.

March 30th/Netflix 

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power (TV Series 2023– ) - IMDb
A group of teenage girls mysteriously develop a special power that allows them to electrocute people at will.

March 31st/Amazon / Put on hold

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliot

Cover imageTrailer: Apple TV+'s 'Eva the Owlet' Is Ready to Leave the Nest | Animation  Magazine

Follows Eva, a creative, cheeky owlet who lives next door to her best friend ‘Lucy’ in the woodland world of Treetopington

March 31st/Apple TV/ Put on hold


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Comic Club Spotlight #2

January 31st was another meeting for Comic Club! We hope everyone had lots of fun creating comics (we even had someone bring their own board game that they made). We have plenty of comics to share from the meeting!

*Click on the titles below the photos to read the full comics or to get a closer look! *


Adrian’s Comic


james catinamerica

Catin America by James

cece space kitty


Space Kitty: Explorers of Space Chapter 1 by Cece





Ethan’s comic



james food fighs

Food Fights by James (coming soon!)




Luke’s Comic


nolan the shoe

The Shoe by Nolan


The next meeting will be February 28th @ 4:30! We welcome new member so feel free to just stop by!

And check out our page here for comic club updates and a backlog of comics from the previous meetings.


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