Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Playaways & Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard


Playaways are the newest technology product available at the South Central Regional Library. A Playaway is a pre-loaded device that plays books and is powered by a replaceable AA battery. It allows you to set bookmarks and control the speed. It can be plugged into any external speaker unit (eg car stereo) for family listening it can be plugged into a headset for private listening. One title on a Playaway is Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard.
Twins have always held a special fascination for people. In Midnight Twins, Merry and Mally Brynn share a secret language and telepathy. However, after a fire on their 13th birthday, in which they are almost killed, their connection begins to unravel. Suddenly they begin to see things. Mally can see things before they happen and Merry can see them after they have ended. When Mally begins to have visions of the older brother of a friend hurting animals and attacking women, they decide they must do something about it.
At the moment, Playaways are all housed at the Winkler branch and they are mainly juvenile titles. The selection includes titles that will be popular with both boys and girls. These are a good way to keep kids interested in reading during the summer. Coming soon to Altona and Morden are adult titles.

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