Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Palace of Stone” – A Remarkable Book Following a Well Loved Story

Book Review : Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Britta is to marry Prince Steffan and many of the girls from the princess academy are going to the capital to help in the wedding preparations. Many of the … Continue reading

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“Princess Academy” – Perfect for the Tween Audience

Book Review : Princess Academy by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Mount Eskel is home to a small village who quarries the precious linder stone for the lowlands. Miri is small and feels useless since her father won’t even allow her … Continue reading

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“Jelicoe Road” Is It Similar to “Looking For Alaska” and Is It Indicative of a New Trend in Young Adult Literature?

Book Review : Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Spoiler Alert! Taylor Markham is the president in her house at the boarding school, is seventeen, and continuing the tradition of the territory wars against the Townies and Cadets. It should be … Continue reading

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“Seraphina” – What Could Be Added to the Mythology of Dragons?

Book Review : Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Spoiler Alert! I am actually going to avoid spoilers to the best of my ability so you can discover this fun book for yourself. The dragons and the people in the kingdom of … Continue reading

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“The Spellman Files” – Where is the Moral Line?

Book Review : The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz Spoiler Alert! Izzy Spellman is a private detective working in the family business. In fact, Izzy has been working for the family since she was twelve, and now she is twenty-eight. … Continue reading

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“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” – A Glimpse of Women in 19th Century China

Book Review : Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa Lee Spoiler Alert! Lily receives a silk fan from Snow Flower as an inquiry and introduction asking for a friendship that will last through their entire lifetime. Their communication … Continue reading

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“Graceling” – The Epitome of the Romance Trend in Young Adult Literature

Book Review : Graceling by Kristin Cashore Spoiler Alert! Within the seven kingdoms there is a rare kind of person born that is graced with a talent, these rare individuals can be identified easily because their eyes are two different … Continue reading

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