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January 07, 2012
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3.0
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Kids Fiction
Dystopia For Beginners

In Quill, thirteen-year-olds are categorized as Wanted, Necessary, and Unwanted. The Wanteds attend university, the Necessaries do manual labor, and the creative Unwanteds are sent to their death. When Alex Stowe is sorted into the Unwanteds, he must leave behind his Wanted twin brother Aaron. What Alex and the other...

January 02, 2012
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3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Kids Fiction
A Timeless Story of Love and Friendship

Liesl spends her life locked away in an attic, mourning the death of her father. One day, a ghost named Po appears, asking Liesl to draw it a picture and passing along some words from her late father: “I should never have eaten the soup.” The pair escapes and set...

November 20, 2011 (Updated: November 20, 2011)
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4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0
Young Adult Fiction
An Egyptian Treasure

The best historical fiction makes the reader continually ask, “How much of this is real?” Vicky Alvear Shechter’s CLEOPATRA’S MOON does just that, making me wonder about the life of Cleopatra’s only daughter, Cleopatra Selene, and hoping that it was as fascinating as depicted in the novel. ...

November 20, 2011 (Updated: November 20, 2011)
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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Kids Fiction
The Underdogs

In the hipster romance “Garden State”, Natalie Portman talks about original moments in human history, and I’m pretty sure I lived one yesterday. I feel it is safe to say that no one else has ever spent four hours reading Mike Lupica’s THE UNDERDOGS while getting their hair straightened in...

November 13, 2011
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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Return to Willow Falls for More Adventure

Tara Brennan has always been an outsider, moving to different schools, blending into the background. The one time she tries to fit in with the popular crowd, she gets caught stealing a goat and is sent to live with her younger cousin’s family for the summer. For Tara, it’s just...

November 05, 2011 (Updated: November 05, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Stop What You're Doing and Read This

At several points while reading DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, I thought to myself, “I am so grateful that there are people with brains like Laini Taylor. What a gift to have an imagination that can create such amazing characters and worlds.” Make sure you clear some room in your...

October 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Feed Your Brain

Kate Grable is pulling it together. No longer as nerdy as she once was, she gets to play doctor as a trainer for her high school football team, which also gives her plenty of chances to ogle her crush, Aaron. When the secret medicine that the coach injects into the...

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