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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:


Hope for Teens with Depression

Boston Public Garden Bench from 1997 Film “Good Will Hunting

Robin Williams Memorial

I’m not much of a television viewer, but I imagine that this week the air waves have been inundated with news of the recent suicide of the genius comic and actor, Robin Williams. 266 more words


Module 10: Ttyl

Book Summary:

Composed entirely of three girls’ Instant Messages (IM) to one another, this frequently challenged book gives a look into the private, and often scandalous lives of the American teen. 562 more words

Book Review

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

This novel addresses the issue of autism, which is a concern and problem for many teens. Marcelo in the Real World gives readers insights into the feelings and thought processes of someone who has Asperger’s syndrome and may help readers understand others who face this challenge or similar ones. 239 more words

Young Adult