With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.
This is a fantastic read. Following Shane through his day to day life and the complications he encounters leaves one wondering just how he does it. Shane is a great role model for all, young and old. If you read this book you will be hooked on him. If you google him you will find links for his non-profit organization, his twitter account, his blog, his facebook account, numerous videos on youtube, etc. Follow him and see what is happening in his life.
in a left-handed, wrong or contrary direction; counterclockwise
a showy object of little use or value
The Learning Commons has more new books for your enjoyment. Head to the Learning Commons and sign-out one of these new acquisitions:
Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls – Lynn Weingarten
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
The Metis – George & Terry Goulet
The Accident Season – Moira Fowley-Doyle
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J. K. Rowling
Little Prisoners – Casey Watson
Away Running – David Wright & Luc Bouchard
After the Woods – Kim Savage
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me – Julie Anne Peters
the phobia or abnormal fear of being buried alive in a grave
Raven is cunning, aggressive and whip-smart—she’s had to be to survive. She was taken in at a young age by the boss of a car-theft ring, who rescued her from a life of hell. For too long she’s believed she owes him everything and used her uncanny urban climbing skills to train young recruits for what she believes are victimless crimes. Until Raven discovers that his compassion for the kids he wrangles into the ring is just a front, and they are all merely tools of his trade, nothing more. When he’s responsible for the death of Raven’s young “apprentice,” she finally sees him for what he really is—and sets out to bring him down.
Check out this great trailer for this book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy7q7UIdpCY This was a good, action packed, easy to read book which I think everyone can enjoy. Plus it is a Canadian book featuring a Canadian city.
the uncontrollable urge to buy things
the act of stretching and yawning upon waking
Eagle Butte High School is please to showcase the “Celebrating the Journey” art exhibition which features the detailed and whimsical prints of Carole Bondaroff. These prints are based on travel and performance and showcase different provinces, seasons, concerts, operas, dances, etc. The prints in this exhibit were created by the process of intaglio – a technique where the image is incised into the surface of a plate and the incised line holds the ink that will create the print. This exhibit will be on display in the Learning Commons until April 3 so head on in and take a look. TREX