Hi! I’m Henry – one of the 2021 summer interns for the Park City Library. These books are a mixture of dystopia and classic dark time novels. I chose some of my favorite reads because of their vivid detail, amazing plots, and the pace of the stories. I hope you enjoy reading these books.
I loved Lord of the Flies for many reasons, maybe it was the symbols presented throughout the book. Maybe it was how the truth about human nature was reviled. Or, how boys really act and the way they act is like the adults that are supposed to know everything and should never be doubted. The 1954 Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic and a must-read for everyone.
I could not put this book down. It is sad but not without light. It restores your faith in humanity only to snatch it away. You get attached to the characters in an instant and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Markus Zusak keeps you feeling what the characters are feeling throughout, for better or worse. The Book Thief is one of my favorite reads.
This is an amazing adventure that keeps on going and going. Told by the famous storyteller, Roald Dahl, about his time as a pilot in World War II before he even considered being a writer. This autobiography gives you insight into another side of his life and what led to his whimsical world-renowned children’s stories.
Our differences are what define us and make our world so interesting. Author, Ransom Riggs, brings this concept to life with a vivid imagination in his colorful story, Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Another amazing, unique quality of this book is how the story is shaped around quirky mysteries photographs. Mrs. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is unique and a true treasure.
Dunkirk is a stunning film based on true events is one of my favorites. Its subtle lack of the main character shows the many faces lost in World War II. Also, the soundtrack is interesting in its own way. If you listen closely, you will find not the normal type of music you would find in a high scale adventure but instead a steady tempo which can be interpreted as a ticking clock and high pitch notes to keep you on the edge of your seat subconsciously. This is a certain type of movie but checks all the boxes for a World War II thriller.
Scythe is gripping, to say the least. The way it presents the future is original and brilliant. The attempt of a utopian world turned dark makes you want to never stop reading. This tale of masters, apprentices, and death is really amazing and the style of writing is something special that fits right into a dystopian novel. Scythe is the first of the Scythe trilogy and is an amazing vivid read.
2021 Teen Internship
This internship, during the summer of 2021, was a great experience for me. I learned how the Library is essential to our community. I also found this was a really great first job. It was great working with the other interns and volunteers. During my internship, my leadership skills were improved. The Park City Library is a great place to work. I learned a lot and had a fun time being there.Henry
Park City Library teen interns are selected from a pool of applicants. The summer 2021 internship was a pilot program. Any future internships and volunteer opportunities will be posted on the employment and volunteer positions webpage.
Teen interns completed a minimum of 50 hours in the Library over 8-10 weeks. They participated in library events, shelving, collection maintenance, and assisting in the Friends of the Library book sales, etc.
This program was supported by the Friends of the Library. Teen interns earned a stipended a $500 award upon the completion of their program. Park City Library thanks the Friends of the Library for their dedication to providing supplemental educational assistance to Park City teens.