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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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