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THE TRUTH ABOUT MELODY BROWN BY LISA JEWELL


I have to say this is a brilliant book and I enjoyed every minute of it and did not want to put it down until I had finished it. 249 more words

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B.J. Novak's "The Book with No Pictures" | Read This With Your Kids

He’s an actor, author, stand-up comedian, and screenwriter. Really, what can’t B.J. Novak do? Now add a children’s book to his dossier. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures comes by its title honestly; the book is one filled with only words, in different fonts and colors and sizes. 204 more words

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Mindy Kaling: My Spirit Animal

Oh hello, 2011. I’m finally here.

About a month ago I finally read Mindy Kaling’s unbelievably hilarious autobiography Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).  450 more words

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Ghastly good read

Gaiman, N. (2008). The graveyard book. New York: HarperCollins.

Genre: Thriller, fantasy

Intended audience: Mid-teens and up.

Personal reaction to the book: Neal Gaiman is a genius (I keep writing that in reviewing his work). 204 more words

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Game, set and match

Card, O.S. (1985). Ender’s game. New York: Tor.

Genre: Science fiction

Intended audience: Mid-teens and older

Personal reaction to the book: Overall, I was pretty blown away by this one. 181 more words

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Hit me, hit me, hit me

Burgess, M. (2013). The hit. Frome, England: Somerset.

Genre: Dystopian near-future

Intended audience: Older teens

Personal reaction to the book: A challenging and sometimes disturbing book. 129 more words

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No graphic violence

Backderf, D. (2012). My friend Dahmer. New York: Abrams ComicArts.

Genre: Graphic nonfiction

Intended audience:

Personal reaction to the book: A detailed examination of the banality of evil (like The complete maus in… 155 more words

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