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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover:336 pages Publisher:Dutton Juvenile (January 10, 2012) Language:English ISBN-10:0525478817 ISBN-13: 978-0525478812 ABOUT THE BOOK Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold,…

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All That’s True by Jackie Lee Miles

All That’s True by Jackie Lee Miles

Title: All That’s True Author: Jackie Lee Miles Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (January 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1402240856 ISBN-13: 978-1402240850 ABOUT THE BOOK Editor’s Synopsis: Andréa (Andi for short) St. James’s privileged life is interrupted in the summer of 1991 when she discovers her father is having an affair with her best friend Bridget’s sexy new step-mom, her mother is having one with alcohol, her sister Elizabeth is ditched at the alter while exchanging vows with Mr….

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Book Review & Giveaway: North or Be Eaten! by Andrew Peterson

Book Review & Giveaway: North or Be Eaten! by Andrew Peterson

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner is… Comment number 5 is from Linda from One Desert Rose’s Blog. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and left comments. Stay tuned for more giveaways! *********************************************************************** Book: North Or Be Eaten Author: Andrew Peterson Summary: Readers thrilled to the phantasmagorical adventures in On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One of the Wingfeather Saga. Now in Book Two, Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby, mom Nia,…

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Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” Newbery Medal Winner

Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” Newbery Medal Winner

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was declared the Newbery Award Winner for 2009. The Newbery Award is an annual award given by the American Library Association to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The Graveyard Book, in true Neil Gaiman fashion, the first chapter is titled How Nobody Came to the Graveyard. You see, the book is about a kid named Nobody who was raised in the graveyard by ghosts. The tale starts…

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Untamed (House of Night book 4)

Untamed (House of Night book 4)

At the end of book 3 in the House of Night Series, Zoey Redbird has totally messed up and pissed off all her friends and all her boyfriends. Yes, you heard right, all her boyfriends. She had three. Except that one died so really, only two boyfriends are mad at her. That’s still way too many boyfriends mad at you if you ask me. But, that’s how Zoey’s life is. Like it’s not complicated enough being a fledgling vampire who…

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Reading on a Jet Plane

Reading on a Jet Plane

I’m getting ready to leave for trip. I leave in a few hours to be with my family in the next week to celebrate my lola (grandmother) who left us earlier this month. I’m not packing much but one of the necessities is of course something to read. I’m bringing a couple of books, both of them teen fiction borrowed from my daughter Asi. The first one is Untamed (House of Night, Book 4) by the mother and daughter team…

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