Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Own the Night, Own an iPod Book Review

This summer, your reading can earn you an iPod Touch. After you finish a book, fill out an Own the Night, Own an iPod book review to receive entries into the end-of-summer drawing. Throughout the summer, we will post reviews to help you find a great book for your next checkout.

Katherine recommends The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. She describes the writing as "descriptive and realistic." Sutcliff’s historical fiction novel follows the journey of a young Roman officer named Marcus Flavius Aquila as he attempts to discover the whereabouts of his father and the other 4,000 members of the Ninth Legion after they disappeared after passing Hadrian’s Wall in northern Great Britain. Katherine also praises the novel for being "well-researched." In 2011, a movie adaption titled The Eagle starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell was released.