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REVIEW: #24 The Red Album of Asbury Park (Remixed)

Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes Title: The Red Album of Asbury Park: Remixed Author: Alex Austin ISBN: 1602644500 Pages: 260 Rating: Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon.com) It’s the late Sixties, the Beatles intact, Jimi Hendrix exploding and the Doors demanding the world. And on the East Coast, Asbury Park, New Jersey, will become the epicenter of a new…
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REVIEW: #23 Love That Dog

Reading time: 3 – 4 minutes Title: Love That Dog Author: Sharon Creech ISBN: 0060292873 Pages: 86 Rating: Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon) Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog, a funny, sweet, original short novel written in free verse, introduces us to an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and…
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REVIEW: #17 Fruits Basket Vol. 1

Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes Title: Fruits Basket Vol. 1 Author: Natsuki Takaya ISBN: 1591826039 Pages: 216 Synopsis: (Taken from back of book) A family with an ancient curse… and the girl will change their lives forever.  Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her…
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REVIEW: #63 We the Children by Andrew Clements

Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes Title: We the Children (Benjamin Pratt & The Keepers of the School vol. 1) Author: Andrew Clements ISBN: 1416938869 Pages: 160 Rating: Synopsis: (Taken from back of book) Benjamin Pratt’s harbor-side school is going to be bulldozed to make room for an amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true … or is it more…
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REVIEW: #61 Horrid Henry’s Underpants

Title: Horrid Henry’s Underpants Author: Francesca Simon ISBN: 1402238258 Pages: 112Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon.com) Horrid Henry makes a deal with his parents in return for eating his veggies; accidentally wears girls’ underwear to school; tries to prove he is sicker than his brother; and writes the meanest thank-you cards ever (and makes money…
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REVIEW: #66 Emma Vol. 1 by Kaoru Muri

Title: Emma Vol. 1 Author: Kaoru Mori ISBN: 1401211321 Pages: 192 ★★★★★Synopsis: (Taken from back of book) An upstairs gentleman and a downstairs servant share a secret love. The saga begins. In Victorian England, a young girl named Emma is rescued from a life of destitution and raised to become a proper British maid. When she meets William, the…
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REVIEW: #65 Blankets by Craig Thompson

Title: Blankets Author: Craig Thompson ISBN: 1891830430 Pages: 592 ★★★★★Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon.com) At 592 pages, Blankets may well be the single largest graphic novel ever published without being serialized first. Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the…
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