Category Archives: Magical realistic fiction

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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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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Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perera

Publisher:  Albert Whitman & Company Pages:  352 Source:  I received a copy from Net Galley Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic fiction, Survival, This is a powerful story.  The author has taken the events of 9/11 and shown us how  the events … Continue reading

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Miles From Ordinary – Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin Pages:  208 Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction Source: Early Reviewers copy from LibraryThing Growing up is tough.  Your teen years are years of change.  Most teens welcome change.  Thirteen-year-old Lacy doesn’t want any more change, she … Continue reading

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Hidden – Helen Frost

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Pages:  160 Genre:  Realistic Fiction Source:  I received a copy from the publisher for review Description from Amazon When Wren Abbot and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra’s father steals a minivan.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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Anessia’s Quest – Karen Arnpriester

Publisher:  Create Space Pages:  300 Source:  Purchased a copy Genre:  Young Adult/Adult Christian Realistic Fiction Get your box of tissues ready, sit in your favorite chair, swing, etc. and begin a journey that will stay with you long after you’ve … Continue reading

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People of the Book – Kathi Macias

Publisher:  New Hope Publishers Pages:  320 Source:  Received a review copy from the author Genre:  Christian Realistic Fiction, Adult and Young Adult Kathi Macias has created a book that reaches into us and speaks to our heart.  My favorite quote from … Continue reading

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Where She Went – Gayle Foreman

Publisher:  Dutton Books, April 5, 2011Pages:  258Source:  Received an ARC from LibraryThingGenre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction My Review: In the sequel to If I Stay, we find that Mia and Adam have gone their separate ways.  Adam has his own … Continue reading

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Sweetie – Kathryn Magendie

Publisher:  Bell Bridge Books Pages:  216 Source:  Netgalley Summary from Goodreads: Over-weight, bespectacled twelve-year-old Melissa is captivated by wild-mountain-girl Sweetie. As the two friends explore the Western North Carolina mountains where Sweetie lives, they learn about friendship and family, loss … Continue reading

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