Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Schooled” – Does It Teach Or Preach?

Book Review : Schooled by Gordon Korman Spoiler Alert! Capricorn Anderson has grown up on Garland Farm, of course now days the only people on the commune are him and his hippie grandma, Rain. When Rain falls out of a … Continue reading

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“Looking for Alaska” – Is this Novel Worthy of the Acclamation of Being a Classic?

Book Review : Looking for Alaska by John Green Spoiler Alert! Miles Halter is tall and skinny, has no friends and loves to memorize people’s famous last words. Miles latches onto Francois Rabelais’ last words, “I go to seek a … Continue reading

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“Pirate King” – Combining a Mystery and a Farce

Book Review : Pirate King by Laurie R. King Spoiler Alert! Mary Russel is induced to investigate the criminal activities that seem to follow in the wake of Fflytte Films, in order to avoid spending time with her brother-in-law, Mycroft, … Continue reading

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“The House of the Scorpion” – An Exploration of Humanity, Ethics and Society

Book Review : The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer Spoiler Alert! One clone has survived. The doctor wonders if he will be thanked or cursed because he has left the clone’s intelligence intact as directed. Matt has lived … Continue reading

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“Bloody Jack” – What Level Of Sexual Content Is Appropriate In A Young Adult Novel?

Book Review : Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer Spoiler Alert! Mary Faber is thrust on the streets as an orphan when her parents and sister die. Her clothes are stolen and then she is taken in by the Charlie the … Continue reading

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“The Host” – Is It Another Book Like “Twilight” For Adults or Something New?

Book Review : The Host by Stephenie Meyers Spoiler Alert! Earth has been taken over by aliens, and it all happened before the humans could do anything to stop it. The aliens, known as Souls, have inserted themselves into humans’ … Continue reading

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“Banana Split” – A Culinary Mystery, You Might Like the Recipies If You Don’t Like the Murder

Book Review : Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack Spoiler Alert! Sadie Hoffman has traveled to Kaua’i hoping to get her panic attacks under control. Sadie’s hoped for peace is pushed aside when she discovers a body. Trying not to … Continue reading

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