Reviews written by Laura Amos

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November 10, 2009
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4.0
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4.0
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A Moving Tale of Survival

At the age of 10, Eva Mozes and her twin Miriam were taken away from their home in Romania and sent to Auschwitz. They suffered through a long train journey in which they could not sit or lie down, and there was no food or water given to them....

August 26, 2009
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Kids Fiction
Outstanding mystery set in an engrossing world

Hathin and her entire village have a secret.  Hathins sister Arilou is considered by outsiders to be a Lost, or someone who can disconnect their senses from their body and send those senses all over the island of Gullstruck.  The Lost are...

August 17, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
A 19th Century Mystery

Hattie has been sent to live with her grandmother so Hattie can help her and get a good education.  Her grandparents used to be among the richest families in Kingston.  Since Hatties grandfather wasted away their fortune, however, times have been very hard.  Hatties grandfather was committed to the...

July 08, 2009
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4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
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0.0
Young Adult Fiction
Who do you trust?

You cant trust anything Micah tells you. Shes a compulsive liar, and has tried to convince the kids at her school that shes a boy, that her dad is an arms dealer, and more. When her boyfriend Zach mysteriously dies, of...

June 16, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
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0.0
Young Adult Fiction
A gripping thriller

When Mimi Shapiro has to escape New York and an obsessed professor, she flees to her dads cottage in Canada.  Her dad tells her the cottage is uninhabited, but when Mimi arrives she finds a guy named Jay living there.  Shortly after meeting each other, and after some initial...

June 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
A celebration of geeks and nerds everywhere

This collection of short stories celebrates geeks and nerds everywhere. With offerings from some of the biggest names in YA literature today*, theres something here for every kind of nerd: Trekkers, gamers, Rocky Horror devotees, quiz bowl whizzes, lit geeks, and more. ...

May 25, 2009
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
And now, for the exciting conclusion...

Well&sure good to be together again.  Arguing.  Almost dying.  Abject terror.  Oh, look.  Its our floor. Percy Jackson returns, and this time hes fighting for his life, his friends, and the existence of Olympus and life as we know it.  Lord Kronos has gathered a massive army of Titans, gods,...

May 11, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
A Magical Beginning

Some kids might think its cool to live in a hotel in Las Vegas with a magician father, surrounded by the excitement of casinos and shows. For Nick Rostov, though, the hotel he lives in is run down and...

May 03, 2009
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Kids Fiction
Absolutely Amazing!

Miranda and Sal have been best friends since they were babies, but on the day Sal gets punched in the stomach everything changes. Sal no longer wants to hang out and she cant figure out why. Now Miranda has lost someone who felt like...

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