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What Kid-Lit Classics Taught Me About The Perils & Pleasures of Making Art

As a kid, I read obsessively and exclusively in two distinct genres: 1) books about magic (e.g. The Phantom Tollbooth, The Neverending Story) and 2) books about surviving in the wilderness (Lord of the Flies, Hatchet, Julie of the Wolves). 1,530 more words

Book Review: Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters

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Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . 404 more words

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Look What Just Arrived! (#3)

I know, I’m late posting.  Yesterday I was travelling and attended an opera.  The hotel, which was rather nice, had very sketchy internet access.  But now I have proper internet access and bought 7 new books from the Chapters branch.  243 more words

John Hughes: A YA Classic of a Different Sort

I wouldn’t have nearly as much interest in the lives of teens or reading and writing about them if it weren’t for John Hughes. His death… 122 more words

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