Wonderful New Book Arrivals


Elena Saorrono, Contributor

It’s the end of second block, and you’re sitting in class, not really feeling the need to take a nap. Maybe you want something to do after your precious Airpods died. Consider giving the library books a try, but you have already seen the same books over and over again. Fear not, for I have some good news for you!

I got to interview our beloved media center specialist, Mrs. Huskey, about any new book arrivals recently. She exclaimed, “Oh, I do! I always have new books on display. Always! I’m constantly trying to buy the latest and greatest, and when a student requests, ‘Hey! Do you have this book? Aww, I really wanted to read that.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, well let me go buy that.’ Because the whole purpose of the library is not for me to hoard them, I want them to go out and, hopefully, be brought back.”

There’s no doubt that Mrs. Huskey is very passionate about her job, and you can tell how much she loves it. I admire our media center specialists and the lengths they go to make us students happy. I think it makes them joyful when we take time out of our day to have a simple chat with them. It shows that our library staff truly cares about the students, and it makes the school feel more at home.

And now, for a few of the recent book arrivals! Sitting on display, the first book that caught my eye was Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard. This is a thriller book about a girl who decides to fake her own death, but it seems as though someone has figured out her plan and is trying to get in the way. It’s definitely a good book to read to get in the mood for the spooky season!

Next up, we have House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig. It appears as though this is a mystery-type book, and the story follows Annaleigh, who lives with her sisters, father, and stepmother. Her life is surrounded by death, plagues, and a mysterious figure. The synopsis alone sends shivers up my spine!

And last but not least, one of my all-time favorite books, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Now, I don’t know if some of you had to read this in middle school, but if you didn’t, or if you’d like to reread it, the 50th Anniversary edition is on display! I won’t give a synopsis of this book, rather I want you to read it for yourself and experience the roller coaster of emotions I felt while reading it. It really was a golden experience.

There are tons of new books for you to read, and I wish I could name them all. If you ever have time, it wouldn’t hurt to talk with our amazing librarian and ask for some book suggestions. Or if you see one of your fellow bookworms, ask them for some of their favorite reads. It’s never too late to go on a new adventure!