Category Archive: Reviews

Book Review: Abandon

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Abandon by Meg Cabot. 2011. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated with Greek mythology. I remember pouring over stories of Hermes and Perseus, but the one story I kept… Continue reading

Book Review: Forgotten

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Forgotten by Cat Patrick. 2011. London has a unique problem. Every morning at precisely 4:33 a.m., her past is wiped from her memory, and she wakes up with only memories of the future.… Continue reading

Book Review : Horton Halfpott and the Extremely Long Title

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Horton Halfpott : or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugtick Manor; or, The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset by Tom Angleberger. 2011. (ARC) I must admit—I love long titles.  So when we received an… Continue reading

Book Review: Sparrow Road

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Sparrow Road by Shelia O’Connor.  Release Date: May 12th, 2011.  (ARC Copy) Raine O’Rourke’s life is turned upside down when her mother suddenly takes a job at a dilapidated mansion in the middle… Continue reading

Book Review: Entwined

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Like most girls, I grew up on fairy tales. I watched all the Disney movies and read as many fairy tale books as I could get my hands on. Whether it was Ariel… Continue reading

Book Review: To Timbuktu

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To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story. Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg (illustrator). 2011. Casey and Steven have three plans for their post-college life: Be together. Be creative. Be somewhere else.… Continue reading

Book Review: Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

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Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke. Boyds Mills Press. 2011. Fender probably isn’t a household name for most people, but if you happen to be… Continue reading

Book Review: Okay For Now

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Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt. 2011. Gary Schmidt’s newest stand-alone novel, Okay For Now, is a companion to his Newbery Honor winner, The Wednesday Wars, and the protagonist in the new… Continue reading

Book Review: Digging for Troy

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Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline, Digging for Troy:  From Homer to Hisarlik. 2011 For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by mythology. Whether reading about Orpheus journeying to… Continue reading

Angels in Teen Fiction

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Feeling drained by vampire fiction? Lucky for you the new trend in paranormal fiction centers on angelic creatures. Series such as Hush, Hush and Fallen started this new craze and now angels are… Continue reading