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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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Summerlost -Does It Have A Broad Appeal?

Book Review : Summerlost By Ally Condie Spoiler Alert! Summary It’s the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar’s father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town … Continue reading

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“Shadows of Self” – A New Wax and Wayne Novel From The Mistborn World

Book Review: Shadows of Self By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert!    Summary      Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths … Continue reading

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“Michael Vey, Battle of the Ampere” – Do the Cliff Hangers Ever End?

 Michael Vey, Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans Spoiler Alert! Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re on the run. The Elgen have teamed … Continue reading

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“Across the Universe” – Does Space Offer a New Frontier For the YA Dystopian Novel?

Book Review : Across the Universe by Beth Revis Spoiler Alert! Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could … Continue reading

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“Grave Mercy” – Job Title: Handmaiden of Death or Angel of Mercy? Such a Hard Choice!

Book Review : Grave Mercy, His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf? Spoiler Alert! Ismae was marked with a scar running across her back that claimed her as being different than … 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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