by Christine, Chapman Branch
One day a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and leaves behind some clues that Louisa follows and discovers the Enigma machine he left behind. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie have to work together to try and crack intercepted German codes and stay one step ahead of the German attacks near Windyedge.
The Enigma Game was really interesting because it provides a snapshot of what it was like to live during the war and fly planes for the RAF (actually a bit terrifying), and the bravery of everyone who lived through that time. It was an exciting book and I would definitely recommend it if you are interested in WWII or enjoy a good historical fiction novel.
And if you need some book ideas check out the Teen section of the Library’s webpage for booklists and a best of 2020 booklist. Or visit our Teen Reads page for some book reviews and recommendations from some of our Teen Librarians.
If I am reading a book on a cold winter day I definitely need some hot cocoa and some cookies to go with it. This recipe for Polka Dot cookies from Guittard is one of my favorites to make this time of year:
POLKA DOT COOKIES--makes 4-5 dozen 2-inch cookies
2 cups (12 oz) Semisweet Chocolate Chips ⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) of butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (12 oz) (Guittard) Green Mint chips
Note: I think these would taste great with other kinds of chips besides the mint so feel free to experiment! I have only made these with Guittard chocolate and mint chips but I think your favorite brand would work too.
I am also looking forward to leaving behind this crazy year and starting what I hope will be a better new year. 2020 has been difficult, but I wanted to sit down and think about some of the positives of 2020, because it hasn’t all been bad and I wanted to think about the good that came out of it. For example:
What is on your list of good things about 2020? What are your plans for this winter break? Leave us a comment if you feel like sharing!
Have a great Winter Break!
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