Reviews and Blog Posts: divorce

Briony Hatch : a graphic novel

by Ginny Skinner

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she completes the very last...

What happened to goodbye

by Sarah Dessen

DPL Rating:
2

What started out strong as an interesting story about identity turned into a rather boring chick lit tale with lots of happy resolutions that I didn't quite buy. McLean reinvents herself every time she moves to a new town. But during this new move she unexpectedly puts down roots. The...

The divorce papers : a novel

by Susan Rieger

DPL Rating:
2

Blech. To be fair, this was a good idea for a book, and it was certainly a well-written one. But it wasn't humorous, as it claimed to be, nor interesting, as one would assume it should be. Oh well.

Calling Dr. Laura : a graphic memoir

by Nicole J Georges

DPL Rating:
5

Grab a binky and set aside uninterrupted time to read (and re-read) Nicole George's vulnerable and witty memoir. The basic storyline of dead dad-crazy mom-coming out-love-dogs and sundry surprises would just be too overwhelming if it weren't for Nicole's understated sharing. Her honesty and introspection affords the reader the position of...

The statistical probability of love at first sight

by Jennifer E Smith

DPL Rating:
4

Does anything good ever happen in an airport while you are waiting after a missed flight? For seventeen-year-old Hadley it does. Young love is born on an international flight between two strangers. Will they ever see each other again? This moving and romantic novel has charming and memorable characters with...

Celeste and Jesse forever

DPL Rating:
4

Original, charming and unexpected, Celeste & Jesse Forever manages to be smart and silly at the same time, largely due to the excellent writing by Rashida Jones. The heartfelt performances of Jones and Andy Samberg were both moving and hilarious. Unlike other romantic comedies, this film starts well after the two main characters...

Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

DPL Rating:
5

One of the best kids books of 2013! Many of you may know author, Kate DiCamillo from some of her earlier (and still popular) books like Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux. You're sure to love this book as well. Poor Flora. Her mom and dad...

The sweet revenge of Celia Door

by Karen Finneyfrock

DPL Rating:
3

Is revenge really that sweet? Join poet Celia Door during her freshman year at Hershey High. She was bullied in middle school, by one girl in particular, and she's changed her whole persona over the summer and is determined to get public, humiliating revenge on her tormentors. But then she...

Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac

by Gabrielle Zevin

DPL Rating:
5

If life had gone differently, Naomi may never had been adopted and grown up on the streets of Russia. If life had gone differently, Naomi may never have tripped, hit her head, and woken up with amnesia. Now she can’t remember a single thing about the last four years of...

How Do Our Courts Work?

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You've seen many trials play out on television and in the movies, but how does the court system really work? Join us for the Fresh City Life My Branch Our Courts series and find out!

This 6-week series is presented by Our Courts Colorado, a joint activity of the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Colorado Bar Association, to help educate the public about state and federal courts in Colorado in a nonpartisan way. Learn about how judges are selected, how courts are kept impartial, the processes of both a civil and criminal case, and how bankruptcy and divorce proceedings go through the courts.

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