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July 07, 2008
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Soak It Up

Poison Ink is a killer thriller, certain to please fans of the suspense genre. This novel offers twists and turns at every corner, piercing as deep as the spoke-like tattoo which changes the lives of five girls forever. When Sammi balks at getting the tattoo the...

July 05, 2008
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4.0
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4.0
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Curiosity and Worry

All summer, almost-fifth-grader Julia Gillian tries her hardest to avoid reading a book about a boy and his dog because she assumes it will have a unhappy ending. After all, it seems as though dogs don't often survive those stories - Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, etc. She...

May 29, 2008
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
Greek Time

Fresh out of the box comes a fun new series of books by Carolyn Hennesy called Mythic Miss-Adventures. Aimed at tween readers, the books retell the Greek myth of Pandora's Box in a humorous way, utilizing fairly contemporary language while retaining the original setting of Ancient Greece and populating the...

May 17, 2008
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Highly Recommended Creek

THE CREEK by Jennifer L. Holm encompasses many things. It is a psychological thriller, but it is also a coming of age story. It is the story of a sleepy suburban town, but it is also the story of a young girl named Penny. Most of all, THE CREEK shows...

May 14, 2008
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Safe and Sound

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Lost and Found, April 22, 2008 Ask twenty people to define "family," and you'll get twenty different definitions. Ruby's definition of family is about to change, and she's...

May 11, 2008
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Hilarious and Tasty

BETTER LATTE THAN NEVER (previously published as FROZEN RODEO) is hilarious. Written in first person present tense, it focuses on a teenager named Peggy. Middle name, Fleming. Her father is an amateur figure skater turned real estate agent and her mother is a very pregnant weather forecaster. Due to her...

April 30, 2008
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Welcome to the Hopewell Hotel

Welcome to the Hopewell Hotel. We offer clean suites, delicious food (sometimes burnt), free entertainment (that the owners don't know about), and service with a smile. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson has family values. Rather, it values family: The Hopewell has been passed down through the Martin...

April 30, 2008
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Hope is the thing with feathers

Laura Kasischke's novel Feathered tells the story of two best friends who travel to Cancun for Spring Break. After an auspicious start, the unexpected happens, and their dream vacation turns into a nightmare which they can't simply escape by waking - which, perhaps, they cannot escape at all. ...

April 27, 2008
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Funny Girl

Confessions of a Not It Girl starts off with a quiz, introducing you to Jan Miller. Jan, named after a favorite artist, is supposed to be pronounced "Yahn," but does not correct people when they call her "Jan." In fact, she prefers it. Thankfully, neither she nor...

April 24, 2008
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Young Adult Fiction
Time and Good Fortune

Indigo loves being a waitress. When she watches the customers at Carrera's eat and interact, she feels as though she is the conductor of a orchestra, making sure that every instrument is in tune - that every customer is happy. She knows when her regulars (fondly referred to as "The...

April 21, 2008
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Postcards from the Edge

Before leaving for her summer road trip with her family, there are a few things Ariel has to do: 1) Go to Target (she's been there five times in two days to prepare for her trip) 2) Pack up her Skittles (she has six bags stashed...

April 12, 2008
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Smart Little Doggie

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart begins with a written confession addressed to the administrative powers-that-be at the Alabaster Preparatory Academy. In the letter, Frances Rose Landau-Banks claims "full responsibility for the disruptions caused by the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds . . . [t]hat is,...

April 07, 2008
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5.0
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Kids Fiction
Trilogy Triumph

JESSIE'S MOUNTAIN, the final book in the Maggie Valley trilogy by Kerry Madden, is named after the mother of the family. In a rare act of tenderness, Grandma Horace gives Livy Two the diary her mom wrote when she was about Livy's age. The journal entries and sketches give Livy...

April 04, 2008
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3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
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0.0

The Pirates of Turtle Rock is a humorous story about an eighteen-year-old pirate captain named Coop DeVille who arrives in Florida and sets his sights on a seemingly ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Jenny Snow, bored with her life, her town, and her hair, is anxious for adventure and searching for identity....

March 22, 2008
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Second Chances

LOUISIANA'S SONG, the second book in the Maggie Valley trilogy by Kerry Madden, is just as precious as the first. The narrator is once again the lovable Livy Two, who learns how her quiet sister Louise came to be named after a state. She encourages Louise to share her paintings...

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