Archive by 09/2014



Review: The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill September 23, 2014 | Middle School, Mini Reviews
thewitchsboy-kbPublisher: Algonquin Young Readers Published: ARC Expected Publish Date September 16, 2014 Copyright: 2014 Pages: 372 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived.  But when a Bandit King comes

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Mini-Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry September 19, 2014 | Middle School, Mini Reviews
thegiver-llPublisher: Dell Laurel-Leaf Published: January 24, 2006 Copyright: 1993 Pages: 179 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled

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Mini-Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins September 15, 2014 | Mini Reviews, Romance, Young Adult
lolaandtheboynextdoor-spPublisher: Dutton Books Published: September 29, 2011 Copyright: 2011 Pages: 338 Form: Hardback Series: Beloved Series (2) Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted

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Mini-Review: Remembered Death by Agatha Christie September 2, 2014 | Mini Reviews, Mystery, Uncategorized
remembereddeath-acPublisher: Pocket Books Published: November 2, 1984 Copyright: 1943 Pages: 194 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter When lively, lovely Rosemary Barton died of cyanide-laced champagne at an elegant London nightclub, the coroner ruled it a suicide.  But the anonymous letters put it quite differently–“She was killed”–and suddenly a shocking array of motives

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