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Katie Huneycutt | Robeson County Public Library

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You’re fidgeting and checking the calendar more often. Your excitement and anticipation build a little each day. You worry that things will not turn out the way you want them to, and what if someone important dies? Finally, it is time. For better or worse, the journey is about to begin.

The final book in one of your favorite series is released.

For book lovers everywhere, the last installment of a series is bittersweet. You’ve grown to know the characters and accompanied them on adventures through hundreds, possibly thousands, of pages.

When the time comes to say goodbye, I, for one, open the book with reverence — which is exactly what I did this week when I read “The One” by Kiera Cass.

Cass penned a young adult trilogy of books set in a dysytopian future that began with “The Selection” in 2012; continued with “The Elite” in 2013; and concluded with “The One,” which was released in May.

The series chronicles heroine America Singer’s participation in the Selection, a competition that offers 35 young women the opportunity to escape the grim realities of their caste system and vie for the crown as the next princess of Illéa. Only one lady can win the heart of Prince Maxon and the competition is cutthroat.

For Singer, being one of the Selected means leaving behind her family and a secret love to move to the palace. Throughout the series, she shines as an independent, bold candidate who stands against rebels and inequities in her country.

If you are interested in finding out what happens to Singer, Prince Maxon, and the other Selected, please check out this series from the library. This story will keep you turning pages past your bedtime from start to finish.

The board of trustees will hold a budget hearing on June 18 at 4 p.m. in the McLean Room at the Robeson County Public Library in downtown Lumberton. The proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year will be presented. The budget hearing is open for the public to attend.

Katie Huneycutt is the director of the Robeson County Public Library. She can be reached at 910-738-4859 or by email at khuneycutt@robesoncountylibrary.org. She is currently reading “Sea of Shadows” by Kelley Armstrong.

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