Tomorrow and Wednesday the library will be closed for all day staff training. We’ll be open our normal hours on today and beginning again on Thursday.
Some authors write books wildly different in setting, tone, character, and plot development. Other authors seem to excel at publishing successful books that repeat themes of plot or character development, while not seeming to write in the same setting or in a series. V. C. Andrews is one of the latter. Perhaps her most famous work was Flowers in the Attic, published over 20 years ago. While in a different setting altogether, Sage’s Eyes by V. C. Andrews still touches on the themes of coming of age, secrets kept and revealed, and the main character finally taking charge of their own life. And unlike most of the rest of her books, this one stands alone. If you’ve never tried reading V. C. Andrews and would like to, this book would be a great place to start.
Sage has always felt a little different. It’s not just that she’s adopted – her adoptive parents have always been up front about that fact. And it’s not that she minds living under her parents’ strict rules. From a young age Sage has seen waking dreams and heard voices. Not scary voices; her ghosts always brought her comfort. But when she mentions her visions to her parents she is immediately shushed or punished. Her parents send her to a psychologist at age 12, but nothing changes except as she gets older Sage learns when to speak and when to remain silent. It makes her a bit of an outcast. That’s why at 16 when she meets a boy who seems to understand all the weird things in Sage’s life she quickly befriends him, and possibly, dangerously, more.
You can get the book reviewed here, which was Sage by V. C. Andrews, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”