Monthly Archives: February 2012

“The Help” – Ebonics Set The Tone And Rhythm

Book Review : The Help by Kathryn Stockett Spoiler Alert! It is 1962 and Aibileen is a black maid, and raising her seventeenth white child. She has loved everyone of the children she has raised. She is trying to find … Continue reading

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“Midnight in Austenland” – A Light Modern Gothic Mystery, Does Shannon Hale Pull It All Together?

Book Review : Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Charlotte Kinder is nice. She always has been nice, it’s just what she does. Charlotte’s husband has not been so nice, having had an affair and left his wife … Continue reading

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“The Maze Runner” – Are There Moral Consequences Similar To “Ender’s Game”?

Book Review : The Maze Runner by James Dashner Spoilers Alert! Thomas wakes up in a box knowing nothing more than his first name. When the box opens he meets the Gladers, a bunch of boys living on their own … Continue reading

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“Fire and Hemlock” – Diana Wynne Jones’ Style of a Gothic Romance

Book Review : Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones Spoiler Alert! Polly Whittacker is back at her granny’s house and while looking at the picture ‘Fire and Hemlock’ realizes that she seems to have two conflicting sets of memories. … Continue reading

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“The Predicteds” – When A Good Premise Just Doesn’t Make The Grade

Book Review : The Predicteds by Christine Seifert Spoiler Alert! Daphne Wright has just moved and attends Quiet High. Daphne never has a good first day at school and Quiet High is not an exception. First she starts choking on … Continue reading

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