Monthly Archives: February 2011

“The Lighthouse Land” – Do Pop Cultural References Cheapen a Book?

Review : The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty Jamie O’Neill has gone through a battle with cancer which resulted in the loss of his arm. Because of this tragedy in his life he has chosen to no longer speak. His … Continue reading

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“The Summoning” – Paranormal Teen Books Continue to Abound Since “Twilight”

Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong Spoiler Alert! Chloe saw ghosts as a child, so her mom gave her a necklace to chase them away. Now Chloe is a teenager and past believing in ghosts. She has moved around a … Continue reading

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“The Demon King” – Current Trends Feature Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Book Review: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima Spoiler Alert! Han Allister and Dancer from the Clan confront three underage¬† wizards setting fire to the mountain which results in Hans gaining possession of a powerful amulet. Han spends time … Continue reading

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“A Great and Terrible Beauty” – Does a lesbian agenda belong in Young Adult Literature?

Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray Spoiler Alert! A Great and Terrible Beauty begins in India with Gemma bickering with her mother. While Gemma takes off on her own in the market place, being a petulant teenager, … Continue reading

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Review “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld

Should the world really have to be pretty? Spoiler Alert! Tally lives in a post-apocalypse society where everyone has plastic surgery to make them pretty and homogeneous within their city. Tally comes to a point of personal crisis when her … Continue reading

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Stepping into the New World of Blogging with my Daughter

Sometimes I read a book and remember it fondly, and sometimes I read a book that changes how I see the world, and sometimes I read a book that changes how I see myself. I wonder how my children see … Continue reading

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