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Readers Advisory: How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Merit Press, $17.99 hardbound, ISBN-10 1440581797, October 2014

Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting way too much–and with her own cousin, Marcus. 823 more words

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Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him, by David and Joe Henry

Our regular contributor, Benjamin, a connoisseur of pop culture, is blogging all this week. Today, he revivews an appreciative biography of Richard Pryor:

I was born too late to experience Richard Pryor in his prime. 434 more words


The light, by D.J. MacHale

Chris shares this review:

The light by D.J. MacHale is the first young adult book that I have read where I became so immersed in the storyline that I could not put it down. 100 more words

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Readers Advisory: Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

HarperTeen, $17.99 hardbound, ISBN-10 0062241524, October 2014

It’s an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp — the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. 277 more words

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Books I couldn't finish, part 2

In my last post about unfinished novels, I discussed books that I just couldn’t quite get in to. Last time, I wrote about books that I started but just didn’t enjoy. 1,075 more words

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Seconds, by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Rachael shares this review:

Seconds is written by the author/artist of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, and seems to be a foray into the New Adult genre.  219 more words

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick

Leonard Peacock, age 18 today, doesn’t connect with anyone at school except for Herr Silverman, his social studies teacher. He spends his free time with a chain-smoking elderly neighbor watching Bogart films, and surfing the subway dressed in a suit, observing the workaday adults, and looking for any sign that “it’s possible to be an adult and also be happy.” He sometimes writes letters to himself from imagined loved ones from his future, as suggested by Herr Silverman to get through the daily life of his teenage experience. 320 more words