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MFPL Fun Fan Fiction winners announced

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From left Joe Solano, Melody Carrier, Arianna Galarneau, and Friend of the Milton Free Public Library Treasurer and representative Nancy Drew (Betsy Baker photos)

MILTON - The Friends of the Milton Free Public Library today announced the winners of the 10th annual Fun Fan Fiction Contest.
Melody Carrier won first place in the high school contest. Melody added an additional element to the death scene in Looking for Alaska by John Green. The writing "gripped the attention" of the judges. Melody wins $100 for her efforts.
Arianna Galarneau captivated the judges to earn a second place showing. Ms Galarneu changed It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vinzzini by changing the setting and the characters, providing a mature commentary on institutions. Arianna won $75 for her satirical take.
Third place consideration went to Joe Solano, who rewrote the epilogue to Mockingjay, the third book of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy. Joe won $50 by putting relationships under study: different relationships create a different-and often subtle- outcome.
It is worth noting that all three of the high school winners are freshmen. The Friends also noted that all of the entries were uniformly well done pieces.

7th Grader Abigail Hampton

Meanwhile, at Nute Middle School, the award went to Abigail Hampton. Ms Hampton created a new story for the book series The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson. The judges noted the Abigail put forth a marvelous effort: Her writing was remarkably clear and the dialog was well done-not an easy skill to master! The judges feel that her effort is worthy of a special mention.

Betsy Baker is the librarian at MFPL in Milton Mills.

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