Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Gentleman In Moscow – How Can One Live In A Hotel And Keep One’s Sanity? or, A View Of A Different Era and Place

Book Review : A Gentleman In Moscow By Amor Towles Spoiler Alert! Summary A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik … Continue reading

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The Tinker’s Daughter – Do You Want Steampunk Elves?

Book Review : The Tinker’s Daughter e-book By Jamie Sedgwick Spoiler Alert! Summary Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by a thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother, and when her human father … Continue reading

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“Outrun The Moon” – The Value Of An Education

Book Review : Outrun The Moon By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. … Continue reading

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I Am The Messenger – Is This A Message For YA Audiences?

Book Review : I Am The Messenger By Markus Zusak Spoiler Alert! Summary protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing … Continue reading

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Black Flowers, White Lies – A YA Thriller

Book Review : Black Flowers, White Lies  By Yvonne Ventresca Spoiler Alert! Summary Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But … Continue reading

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Under A Painted Sky – Should Historical Novels Use Racial Slurs Which Are Accurate For The Time Period?

Book Review : Under A Painted Sky By Stacey Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian : How Does Hope Change Us?

Book Review : The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Spoiler Alert! Summary Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into … Continue reading

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