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BOOK REVIEW: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock November 25, 2016

  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Leonard Peacock has a plan to kill himself after he kills his former best friend Asher Beal. He will do it with his grandfather’s souvenir Nazi pistol. There’s a reason he’s chosen Asher as his victim, and not just because Asher has turned into a bully. His…

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BOOK REVIEW: Thanks for the Trouble May 27, 2016

Thanks for the Trouble Thanks for the Trouble, by Tommy Wallach, is more proof of my theory that if you really want something interesting, compelling, thought provoking, and different you should look in the Young Adult section. In this book, the narrator, Parker, is a troubled kid who hasn’t spoken a word in five years.…

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My Love Affair With Piles of Books January 3, 2016

Morguefile.com None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I’ll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books. I have piles of unread books everywhere, though I promise you they are organized in my fashion. The books…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: The Children of Darkness December 11, 2015

The Children of Darkness The Children of Darkness, by David Litwack, is a dystopian young adult novel, of the sort that seems to be very popular these days. This isn’t a Hunger Games clone, though, and has original characters and plot. I was given a copy of this book by the good folks at BookBear…

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BOOK REVIEW: Skink — No Surrender November 27, 2015

Skink–No Surrender Carl Hiaasen is a Florida boy, and he’s written about eighty million books for adults. They are all set in Miami and the Florida Keys, fun, quirky, adventurous, and usually have an environmental theme. His young adult books are equally good, and have won awards, rightfully so. Sink — No Surrender melds a recurring character…

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BOOK REVIEW: Openly Straight November 20, 2015

  Openly Straight In Openly Straight, a young adult book by Bill Konigsberg, Rafe, a Colorado teen, has been out of the closet since eighth grade. He doesn’t get much flak from his schoolmates for it, but he is known as “the gay kid” and this has repercussions socially. He’s athletic and reasonably smart, and…

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BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell October 22, 2015

Fangirl: A Novel This book is well on its way to being a young adult classic. It stars Cather (identical twin to Wren – get it Cather…Wren….?) who is what most young women imagine themselves to be and so is infinitely relatable. Cather is prettier than she thinks she is, funnier than she thinks she is,…

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