Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Crossed” – A Dystopian Novel Which Introduces Poetry To Young Adults

Book Review : Crossed by Ally Condie Spoiler Alert! Cassia is at a work camp hoping to find her way to Ky. Simultaneously Ky is in the Outer Provinces wanting to find his way back to Cassia. Xander is able … Continue reading

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“Austenland” – Could “Pride and Prejudice” Become A Nightmare Rather Than A Dream?

Book Review : Austenland by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Jane Hayes has a career in New York, is single and secretly obsessed with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (especially Collin Firth from the BBC production). All of the past … Continue reading

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“Heist Society” – A Fantastical, Improbable Story In The Style of “Ocean’s Eleven”

Book Review : Heist Society by Ally Carter Katarina Bishop has left the family business to attend an all girls school in America, which she conned her way into because they would never let her in if they knew the … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” – Dystopian Societies and Situational Ethics

Book Review : The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Spoiler Alert! Katniss Everdeen helps care for her mother and sister in the twelfth district, one of the poorest districts, by illegally hunting with her friend, Gale. The Capitol holds a … Continue reading

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“The Spiderwick Chronicles” – Illustrates the New Trend in Children’s Fantasy Literature

Book Review : The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black Spoiler Alert! The Grace children, Mallory, Jared and Simon have moved into an old Victorian home owned by their Aunt Lucinda following the divorce of their parents. Immediately … Continue reading

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“Pumpkin Roll” – Another Cozy Mystery

Book Review : Pumpkin Roll by Josi S. Kilpack Sadie Hoffmiller is expecting to have a lovely time with Pete Cunningham as they babysit his grandsons in Boston, Massachusetts. The boys believe that the old woman, Mrs. Wapple, who lives … Continue reading

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