Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Rock & Roll Fiction

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It’s come up a few times on this blog—in my reviews of Ten Miles Past Normal and Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ and in my Top 10 of 2011 post—that I’m a music person.  I’m… Continue reading

Book Review: POD

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POD by Stephen Wallenfels. 2012. 9781937007430. Gr 7-12. An alien invasion story that doesn’t focus on the aliens?  You might say that would be a bland idea for a book, but in Stephen… Continue reading

Series Review: Chet and Bernie Mystery series

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I’m not necessarily a fan of mystery series, but Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie Mystery series is one of my favorites. Though written for adults, it would be an excellent addition to high school… Continue reading

Road Trip Fiction

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Right now I’m on vacation in Utah and will be driving back to Minnesota tomorrow.  In honor of that cross country trip, I thought I would do a post all about road tripping… Continue reading

What’s your point of view?

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The Publisher’s Weekly review of Kelly Milner Halls’ short story collection Girl Meets Boy: Because There are Two Sides to Every Story says “. . . it’s impossible to know everything someone is… Continue reading

Book Review: I Hunt Killers

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. April 2012. 9780316125840. Gr 9-12. Many kids look up to their fathers and want to grow up to be just like them.  Others want to blaze their… Continue reading

Rescue Me! : Shelter Dogs

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We are definitely dog people and have almost always had two of them at a time.  Though we have had purebreds (got them free from a friend), most of our dogs (and other… Continue reading

Book Review : Legacy of Tril: Soulbound

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Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1) by Heather Brewer.  9780803737235.  2012.  Gr. 7-12. Do you ever go through a lull where the books you read are good but not great? Or you finish a… Continue reading

Finding Family

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What does it mean to be family?  Do you like your family?  What would you do for them if you had to?  If you pose these questions to teens, I think you’d get… Continue reading