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The “Tween" Year Between High School and College

I sat in the rigid, worn-out desk in my older son’s senior English class.  How many years had it been since I was a senior, ‘tween high school and college? 580 more words

Developmental Stages

Review: Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

I really enjoyed this first book from Kate Bassett. The story centers on Anna, a teenager who is having trouble getting over the death of her beloved uncle a year earlier. 181 more words


Review: Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school.

Inside, she’s a freak. A mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA.

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One Boy's Unusual Search for Himself: 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith - Review

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
Genre: Young adult contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 2 2014
Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss… 1,064 more words


Here are my thoughts… it is best that kids learn punishment-reward system. If you give them things then ask them to do something in return, they will perceive it as punishment for asking favors. 394 more words

Review: Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo

So many reasons to love this book! The main character, Leigh, sells graves in the family-owned cemetery which earns points for plot originality. Leigh is a sympathetic teenager struggling through somewhat normal teen angst. 139 more words


Thank You, Boston: We Collected Memories

Dear Boston,

My older son, John, and I returned from you late Saturday night.

We made memories on our journey.  We: