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The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk. March 6, 2018. Delacorte Press, 336 p. ISBN: 9781524715892.  Int Lvl: YA; Rdg Lvl: YA; Lexile: 810.

Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give , calls a “stunning, heart-wrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down.”  724 more words


Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali. Salaam Reads, 2017.
Meet Janna, a teen girl trying to figure out her increasingly complicated life.  She’s  committed to wearing hijab as part of her mostly artsy, layered outfits (swim suits are a notable and awkward exception.) Her divorced parents observe their faith very differently – her now-remarried father mostly doesn’t, and gives her a hard time for her conservative clothing. 247 more words


Things I have done this days!

Gopu Rig (not completed yet)
Explosion test

Dreaming Amongst Reality

I’ve always called myself a dreamer.

That’s what I’ve always felt, and believed myself, to be. Yet I’ve hit a couple of occurrences lately where I’ve found that to be less true and that I am, in fact, can be more of a realist. 758 more words

Random Musings

Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher

Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher
Greenwillow, April 2018.

High school senior Annie Boots knows that her biological family is not good for her and that she should follow her long-term foster father’s instructions to stay away from them. 279 more words