Top 3 Right Now: Lindsey’s Top 3 Recent Reads

This week we’re featuring a top 3 list by Lindsey, the teen services guru at our Coupeville community library.

Take it away, Lindsey!

“Hello, hello! I’m back again to tell you about a few great books I’ve read recently.

Scream All Night by Derek Milman is a blend of horror comedy and family drama starring Dario Heyward, the son of an infamous B-movie director. Dario returns to his estranged family’s castle and finds himself appointed as the new CEO of Moldavia Studios. Dario must deal with his brother Oren’s poor attempts at film-making (it involves killer vegetables), lingering feelings for an old flame, and the trauma of a complex and abusive childhood, all while struggling to find his place in this found family of outcasts. It’s a unique read. I haven’t seen anything like it!

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough is a powerful novel written in verse about trailblazing Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Artemisia was one of the rare female artists of the early modern era, a teenager whose talent surpassed her father’s at a time when women’s lives were controlled by men (early 1600s). When she is raped by another artist, Artemisia must make the choice to stay silent or fight for justice. Woven throughout are tales of women from the Bible that are surprisingly feminist in nature, and mirror the events in Artemisia’s life.

Finally, I want to share Fence by C.S. Pacat. It’s the first volume in a graphic novel series about Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, who dreams of following in his father’s footsteps. He also dreams of beating his rival, Seiji, who publicly humiliated him in a match. When Nicholas enrolls at a prestigious private school, he doesn’t expect to find Seiji as his roommate! Despite his frustration he is determined to make the school’s fencing team, but he has a lot to learn. This book is great fun with a diverse cast and gorgeous, manga-inspired art.”

Excellent suggestions – thanks, Lindsey!

Come back next week when Emily – our new business librarian and former teen services librarian from our Monroe community library – gives us a list of her top 3 books to inspire your student business ventures.

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