Behind the Books

Ireland Reads: Author visit with Adiba Jaigirdar

Friday, 26th February, 3pm To continue our Ireland Reads celebration Kildare County Libraries have organised a fantastic event with author Adiba Jaigirdar. Adiba will talk about her acclaimed novel Henna Wars, which is like When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses. Synopsis… Continue reading Ireland Reads: Author visit with Adiba Jaigirdar

Uncategorized, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: YA Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Sixteen-year-old and not so openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed:… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

I’ll Give You the Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson Genre: Young Adult Fiction (16+) Review by: Ciara, Maynooth LibrarySynopsis: At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later,… Continue reading I’ll Give You the Sun