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Rereading Tuck Everlasting As An Adult (A Review)

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. Ignorance is Bliss… I think the charm of Tuck Everlasting comes from not knowing about the plot before you read it. And when the synopsis tells you all about it, it kind of ruins the whole thing for you. Especially if you’re  ...

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Review: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Title: Alanna: The First Adventure Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness #1 Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 1983 Pages: 249 Format/Source: Paperback/Gifted from a friend  Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Fantasy From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin.  ...

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Review: My Life With the Liars by Caela Carter

Title: My Life With the Liars Author: Caela Carter Series: None Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: March 8, 2016 Pages: 288 Format/Source: eARC/From publisher via Edelweiss   Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Contemporary, Religion Perfect for fans of Mockingbird and Counting by 7s, Caela Carter’s middle grade debut is a story of one  ...

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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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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Series: Wonder #1 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 310 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Contemporary You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. My name is August. I won’t describe  ...

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Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Title: The Thief Author: Megan Whalen Turner Series: The Queen’s Thief #1 Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publication Date: 1996 Pages: 280 Format/Source: Paperback/Purchased   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade/Fantasy The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient  ...

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Mini Review: The Girl Who Owned a City Graphic Novel by O.T. Nelson

Title: The Girl Who Owned a City Author: O.T. Nelson, Dan Jolley, Joelle Jones, Jenn Manley Lee Series: None Publisher: Graphic Universe, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 126 Format/Source: Graphic Novel Paperback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic A DEADLY VIRUS  ...

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