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review of YA fantasy Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2) by Tamora Pierce Random House Books for Young Readers (April 2009) ISBN-10: 0375814698, ISBN-13: 978-0375814693 My rating: 4/5 stars Thursday, September 6, 247 H.E. I should have known tonight’s watch would kiss … Continue reading

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middle grade book review – Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story About Sexual Abuse

Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse by Ellery Akers, illustrated by Angelique Benicio Safer Society Press (March 2009) ISBN-10: 1884444792, ISBN-13: 978-1884444791 Ages 9-12 and up. My rating: 4/5 Monday, August 23 My Journal It’s a little weird … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is one of those books that is so powerful and moving, it feels like a treasure, a reminder of the reason we read. It is near perfect–and I don’t say that about many books. You won’t want … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam Delacorte/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0385733731 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The rodent is staring at my sister Lucy. In the rodent’s defense, it’s hard not to stare at lucy. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

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review of YA fiction Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly

Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly Laurel Leaf/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0-440-24069-3 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars “It’s just not good enough, Sadie; you need to apply yourself more.” Mum frowned as she worked our industrial iron, … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Angel by Cliff McNish

Angel by Cliff McNish Carolrhoda Books/Lerner (February 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0822589006 My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Freya had been fast asleep in her open-windowed bedroom when the curtains slowly swirled and there he was, like the perfection of a … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Juno Books (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0809572567, ISBN-13: 978-0809572564 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The metal beneath her feet jolted and shuddered. Taya grabbed the strut next to her with one heavily gloved hand. … Continue reading

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Review of In Search of Mockingbird now on my site

I just finished writing a review of a teen fiction book I really enjoyed–In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth (Henry Holt, April 2007, ISBN-10: 0805072365). Sixteen-year-old Erin’s mother is dead, and one of her only connections to her mother … Continue reading

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