Kept, By D. J. Taylor

I had requested this book through the Public Library. I got halfway through the book and knew I wouldn’t finish before it was time to return it, so I went to Border’s and purchased it. This book is set during the Victorian period. There are several mysteries involved in this book. I was really impressed by the writing, the characters, and the different layers of the stories. The characters stay with you and you wonder how they are doing. This is not only a wonderful book, but a piece of literature.

4 Out of 4 Stars

Reviewed By: Anne Egger, Library Services

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, By J.K. Rowling

It seemed Book 7 would never get here! Would Harry die? Was Snape good or bad? I had to know. I wanted to read it, but I didn’t want to pay for it. The library has two copies. I tried very hard not to bug Martha Taylor. I feel the book is too long. I feel it dragged quite a bit in the beginning. It really does not get off the ground until half way through. I only cried for one character who I felt was a faithful servant. I was quite happy to see one character be vindicated. I really enjoyed the epilogue. I don’t think it is her best. My favorite is Book 1. But I thank J. K. Rowling for creating a world and characters I was truly fond of.

3 Out of 4 Stars

Reviewed By: Anne Egger, Library Services