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2009: The Graveyard Book (The Only Living Boy in the Cemetery)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book follows the adventures of a boy who grows up in a graveyard, raised and educated by the supernatural beings that eternally live there. 308 more words

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2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village (A Day in the Life of...)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Readers will meet blacksmiths, pilgrims, knights and varlets in the 2008 Newbery Medal winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village… 218 more words

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2007: The Higher Power of Lucky (A Runaway's Plan Gone Awry)

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 2.5/5

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron was a book that slowly plodded along with irritating characters, awkward plotting and a lack of enthralling adventure. 252 more words

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2006: Criss Cross (fragmented perspectives of a quiet life)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3/5

Criss Cross is a story wherein no big events happen. Instead, Lynne Rae Perkins crafts a book that focuses on the quiet moments that occur in everyday life through the alternating perspectives of a few teenagers in a small town. 244 more words

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2005: Kira-kira (a tale of two sisters)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3/5

Kira-kira was an average story. Cynthia Kadohata’s book focuses on the changing relationship between two sisters when one begins suffering from a fatal disease. 321 more words

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2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village (Everyone Matters)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4/5

Although the title is a bit unwieldy, the 2008 Newbery Medal Winner, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village, is an excellent read. 367 more words

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2007: The Higher Power of Lucky (Still Grey, Even After the Storm)

VERDICT: Treasure?

Laurinda’s Rating: 3/5

In the 2007 Newbery Medal Winner The Higher Power of Lucky, a girl who lost her mother searches for her Higher Power, a term garnered from time eavesdropping on 12 step meetings of various flavors. 364 more words

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