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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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REVIEW: #35 Night Runner

Reading time: 3 – 4 minutes Title: Night Runner Author: Max Turner ISBN: 0312592280 Pages: 292 Rating: Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon) For Zack Thomson, living in the Nicholls Ward isn’t so bad. After his parents died, he developed strange and severe allergies, and the mental institution was the only place where he could be properly looked after. As…
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REVIEW: #64 Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Reading time: 3 – 4 minutes Title: Graceling Author: Kristin Cashore ISBN: 0547258305 Pages: 480 Rating: Synopsis: (Taken from Amazon.com) Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life…
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REVIEW: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (107)

Title: Starcrossed Author: Josephine Angelini Pages: 496 ISBN: 978-0062011992 Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis (Taken from Amazon.com) How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate…
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