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Teardrop by Lauren Kate - Review

Trigger Warning: Suicide Attempt, Talk of Suicide, Violence against Children

“You could find your way out of a foxhole in Siberia, girl. ” – Diana…

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Book Review

Accidents of Nature

Johnson, H. M. (2006). Accidents of Nature. New York: Holt.


The first book I want to highlight is Accidents of Nature by Harriett McBryde Johnson. Set in North Carolina in the 1970’s, the novel follows Jean, a 17 year old girl with cerebral palsy. 266 more words

[X] X-men: Misfits #1 by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

I’m shaky on X-men canon*, so I can’t speak for how closely this version follows it, but what was surprising for me was how well it adapted into a manga. 553 more words


[S] Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard

(This was first written for my Materials for Tweens class.)

Jack is a Spacer who has lived on Freedom Station his whole life. Kit is a Rat, a transplant from Earth who lands on Freedom Station. 144 more words


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

APA Citation: Ness, P. (2011). A monster calls. (J. Kay, Illus.) London, UK: Walker Books.

Plot summary: Conor O’Malley has the most awful recurring nightmare: every night, a monster visits him. 249 more words


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

APA Citation: Zusak, M. (2006). The book thief. New York, NY: Knopf Books.

Plot summary: Liesel Meminger is a young girl living just outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. 243 more words