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Student Saturday: Positively – Courtney Sheinmel

The opinions expressed here are those of my student Samantha. This book was very good!  It was like a T.V. show in your head.  I loved it!  Every student who loves sad stories, love, and friendship books should read it … Continue reading

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Book Review, Author Interview and Book Giveaway

GIVEAWAYTo enter the giveaway for a print copy of the book Most Likely please leave a comment  and an email address below by midnight August 29th.  A winner will be chosen Saturday August 30th at 8:00 AM,  EST.  I will announce … Continue reading

Posted in July 2011, New Author Interview | 1 Comment

The Adventures of Benjamin Skyhammer – Nicole Sheldrake

Publisher:  Smashwords Source:  I received a review copy from the author Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure From Smashwords: On Pingala, magic is king.  Literally.  King, or Queen, depending on which of the six species you belong to. But magic … Continue reading

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In Leah’s Wake – Terri Giugliano Long

Publisher:  CreateSpace Pages:  368 Source:  Review copy from author Genre:  Young Adult/Adult, realistic fiction Warning :  This book is for the more mature reader 16 and above. Blurb: The Tyler family had the perfect life – until sixteen-year-old Leah decided … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: Bone – Jeff Smith

The opinions expressed in this review are those of my student Rodshon Bone was set in a dessert in ancient times.  Bartleby is the main character of Bone.  He’s a very large bone with a long neck and nose.  Bartleby … Continue reading

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Unthinkable – Shirley Duke

Publisher:  Darby Creek Pages:  106 Source:  Purchase Genre:  Young Adult, Horror If you like horror, then this is the book for you.  Imagine being popular in high school for the horror stories you write.  This may not seem like much … Continue reading

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The Fires Beneath the Sea – Lydia Millet

Publisher: Big Mouth House; 1st edition (July 26, 2011) Pages:  256 Source:  This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Genre:  Middle Grade/ Young Adult Fantasy Product Description Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her father isn’t talking about it. Her big … Continue reading

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Cascade – Lisa Bergren

Publisher:  David C. Cook Pages:  416 Source:  I purchased a copy Genre:  Young Adult, Medieval, Romance Here are the books in the River of Time Series. Blurb from Amazon: Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her … Continue reading

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Addie on the Inside – James Howe

Publisher:  Atheneum (July 26, 2011) Pages:  224 Source:  I received a review copy from Simon and Schuster’s Galley Grab Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction From Amazon: The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie … Continue reading

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Called Home: Two Hearts Answer – Gloria Schumann

Publisher:   Savant Pages:  342 Source:  Review copy from author Genre:  Adult, Romantic Mystery Synopsis: Emma Benson’s view of life was crafted as a child by the death of her brother, the abandonment by her father and later, the man she … Continue reading

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