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Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Title: Monster Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: Amistad Paperback: 281 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout. Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of “the system,” cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to…

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Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Author: Louise Rennison Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1 Publisher: Harper Teen Hardcover: 247 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed…

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Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Title: Invictus Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 464 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: Warcross By Marie Lu

Book Review: Warcross By Marie Lu

Title: Warcross Author: Marie Lu Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Series: Warcross, Book 1 Hardcover: 416 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the…

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Book Review: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Book Review: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Title: Backfield Boys – A Football Mystery in Black and White Author: John Feinstein Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sportswriting powerhouse John Feinstein’s young adult novel Backfield Boys follows best friends and football stars Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson, a perfect, though unconventional, pair: Jason, the Jewish kid, is lightning fast and a natural wide-receiver, while African-American Tom has an amazing arm and a quarterback’s feel for the game. After summer football camp at an elite…

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Wishlist Wednesday #12: The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Wishlist Wednesday #12: The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’m loving all the diverse voices we’re getting this year, and The Authentics is no different! I’m interested to see how this story plays out and how it explores the concept of identity, which is a super…

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Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Author: Leigh Bardugo Series: DC Icons, Book 1 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 384 pages Source: ALA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and…

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Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Title: When Dimple Met Rishi Author: Sandhya Menon Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 380 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a…

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Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Platinum Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Series: Golden, Book 2 Paperback: 224 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) LILAH KNOWS THE rules better than anyone, but between her newfound visions, an absolutely fatal attraction to a boy who isn’t real, and the threat of a supernatural enemy with a sting deadlier than any Queen Bee, it’s going to take everything she has to stay on top at Emory. And to prove once and for all that – highlights…

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