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Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Title: The Yearling Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 513 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. Buy from the Book Depository! Overall Rating:…

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Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title: Yes Please Author: Amy Poehler Publisher: Dey Street Books Hardcover: 329 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book…

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Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Title: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It Author: Jess Kimball Leslie Publisher: Running Press Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie’s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a…

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Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Title: Masque of the Red Death Author: Bethany Griffin Series: Masque of the Red Death, Book 1 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Hardcover: 319 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to…

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Book Review: The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen

Book Review: The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Title: The Princess of Trelian Author: Michelle Knudsen Series: Trelian, Book 2 Publisher: Candlewick Hardcover: 448 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The hundred-year war with Kragnir is over, and Meg will soon be named the princess-heir of Trelian. But her connection to her dragon, Jakl, is making her parents’ subjects uneasy. Will they ever accept this dragon princess as their future queen? It doesn’t help that Meg is suffering horrible nightmares and sudden, uncontrollable rages—and…

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Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Series: The Maze Runner, Book 1 Publisher: Delacorte Press Hardcover: 384 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a…

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Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Wither Author: Lauren DeStefano Series: The Chemical Garden, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 358 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are…

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Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Title: Ithaca: A Novel of Homer’s Odyssey Author: Patrick Dillon Publisher: Pegasus Books Hardcover: 352 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born … and never came back. Aged sixteen, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father’s house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth. What really happened to his father? Was Odysseus killed on his journey home…

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Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day Author: David Sedaris Publisher: LittleBrown and Company Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) David Sedaris’ move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that “every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section”. His family is another inspiration. You Can’t Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his…

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Book Review: Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens

Book Review: Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens

  Title: Summer of Lost and Found Author: Rebecca Behrens Publisher: Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 288 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Nell Dare expected to spend her summer vacation hanging out with her friends in New York City. That is, until her botanist mom dragged her all the way to Roanoke Island for a research trip. To make matters worse, her father suddenly and mysteriously leaves town, leaving no explanation or clues as to where he went—or why. While Nell misses the city—and…

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