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Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. A Confession… So, I watched the movie adaptation of Speak first. I know, I know, that’s kind of blasphemy. I do usually try to read books before seeing their adaptations, but I honestly don’t even know why I  ...

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Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer was a selection for my book club, and there was a bit of time between when I read it and writing this review. Sometimes, a bit of time causes me to think more fondly of a book, and rate it slightly higher than I might have when I first finished it, perhaps because it has been on my mind a lot during that time, or for  ...

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Short and Tweet Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle Series: Time Quintet #1 Publisher: Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: 1962 Pages: 202 Format/Source: Paperback/Gifted   Age Group/Genre: Children, Middle Grade/Science Fiction It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother  ...

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Mini Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Title: Winter Author: Marissa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: November 10, 2015 Pages: 823 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Retelling Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and  ...

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Mini Review: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer

Title: Fairest Author: Marissa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Pages: 220 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Retelling In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar  ...

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Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Title: This Song Will Save Your Life Author: Leila Sales Series: None Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: 2013 Pages: 274 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her  ...

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Author: V.E. Schwab Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #1 Publisher: Tor, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Pages: 398 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction, Fantasy Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.  ...

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Mini Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Title: In Real Life Author: Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang Series: None Publisher: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: 2014 Pages: 175 Format/Source: Graphic Novel Paperback/Purchased   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Gaming Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where  ...

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Mini Review: Rebellion (Extraction #2) by Stephanie Diaz

Title: Rebellion Author: Stephanie Diaz Series: Extraction #2 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Pages: 324 Format/Source: Hardback/From Publisher  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Dystopian The uprising has begun. It’s been seven days since Clementine and  ...

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Review: Extraction (Extraction #1) by Stephanie Diaz

Title:  Extraction Author:  Stephanie Diaz Series:  Extraction #1 Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date:  July 22, 2014 Pages:  403 Format/Source:  Hardback/From Publisher   Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Science Fiction, Dystopian “Welcome to Extraction testing.” Clementine has spent her  ...

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