At a preview for a Hollywood Legend's estate sale, Emi (a set design intern on a big budget film) and her friend Charlotte each pick out one small thing to purchase for themselves outside of the many pieces picked up for the movie they're working on. Emi picks out a belt buckle to gift to her brother, a huge fan of the legend, and Charlotte picks out an old Patsy Cline album. The girls never would have guessed those two items would lead them on a Hollywood film-worthy hunt for answers, but when they discover an aged letter tucked inside the Patsy Cline album, that's exactly what happens.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is the tale of a teenager, Mara, whose world seems to be slipping through her fingers. After surviving a horrific accident that kills her best friend, boyfriend, and her boyfriend's sister, Mara's family uproots to give her a reset on life. Against the backdrop of Miami, Florida, Mara grapples with her lack of memories from the night of the accident and the mysterious circumstances that start to plague what was supposed to be her new life. She makes friends, meets a boy, and all the while tries to come to grips with the possibility that she may be losing her mind. A thrilling tale that makes it impossible to decide if the mysteries are insanity or supernatural, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer will keep you curious and enthralled.
Throughout the summer, teens from Broken Arrow and the rest of Tulsa County were given an opportunity to submit artwork and writing to the Broken Arrow Library Teen Zine. On July 30, a group of BA teens met under the supervision of Miss Hannah and Mrs. Rachel to put together a work of genius. The 2015 Broken Arrow Teen Zine stems from the combined efforts of 15 teens who submitted and/or edited the Zine into existence. They used the library Convenience Center to make copies & shrink things down to size, decorated with washi tape and markers, and paired artwork with writing. They picked an order for the submissions that made the Zine flow as you read and worked together in editorial bliss to make their creation one of the most exciting publications to come out of Broken Arrow all summer. Visit the Broken Arrow library in downtown BA to see the Zine in person, or check out the attached digital version below.
Most likely you remember Lane's illustrations in the classic book, The True story of the 3 Little PIgs by A.Wolf. With over 14 books to his credit, both picture books and non-fiction he brings to teens a book about Augie Hobble. A paranormal event, an amusement park and more intertwine in this story. A great summer read, 4 stars for sure ****