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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
I was fortunate enough to have an Advanced Reader Copy of this book, so when it was officially released I was able to reread this book.

The Physick Boo
May 2009
Jun 14, 2009
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
"I used to be someone."

Page 1, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

I found this book both intriguing and disturbing at the same time. While the writing of Jenna
May 30, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
Defending Jacob
In its simplest form, this book is about a murder, but than again, it's not about just a murder.

But isn't that what murder is all about? I mean, when
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Nation is a good book, that while marketed to Young Adult readers, it would do well with those of us who are a "wee" bit older then the targeted age g ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
Orange Is the New Black
Orange is the New Black was a bit of a surprise for me. I've not watched the TV show. I tend to stay away from movies or TV drama based on books, I fi ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
**spoiler alert** In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie tells us of the story of Junior. (AKA Arnold Spirit)

Junior was b
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Bog Child
I read this book at the suggestion of a colleague. Bog Child is a fascinating look at the life of Fergus, who along with his uncle, discover a body in ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
A Cold Case
At the age of 15, Frankie Koehler killed two men in cold blood. This young mobster later killed one of Andy Rosenzweig's best friends. Thirty years la ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
The Moon and More
I have always been a great fan of Sarah Dessen. Her books are multi layered and well thought out. Moon and Moore didn't disappoint.

Emmaline is your ty
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda
To say this account of the events in Rwanda in 1994 is shocking, is to understate what happened there. We Wish To Inform You is a chilling reminder th ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Ten Cents a Dance
I am not normally drawn to war-time novels, but Ten Cents was well worth the excursion into a new genre.

This coming of age story allows us to the see
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
The Curious Garden
This book is one shining example of why I adore using Pete Brown's picture books in my classroom.

Liam stumbles upon an old neglected garden. He care
Aug 15, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
The Sense of an Ending
I wonder how well I remember the events from my youth?

This Booker Prize Winner allows the reader to look deep into the life of the narrator and reali
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Edge of Dark Water
**spoiler alert** I looked forward to this book from the moment I heard about it. The descriptions of this book were spot on. This book is very much a ...more
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
Reynie Muldoon is an 11-year-old orphan who attends a school for gifted children. He and his friends complete a series of tasks to form the Mysterious ...more
May 29, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
The Promise
**spoiler alert** The Promise is a great book about relationships, second marriages, Galveston and the Storm of 1900. I was especially intrigued by th ...more
Jun 05, 2015
May 19, 2015
Moonstone (Unbidden Magic, #1)
Moonstone is well worth the time spent reading it.

Welcome to the life of Allie Emerson. High School bullies, drama queens, jocks, mean people, this b
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution
I sat down to read this book thinking it might be a nice book to add to my class library. The book itself is engaging as Crisp looks at the myth versu ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
We all learn differently. It's doesn't take a PhD in education to figure this out. Christensen's book helps educators and non-educators understand the ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results
I have so many friends who are following the cavewoman diet that I wanted to learn more about it. Blum's book is filled with common sense tips on how ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 15, 2013
Stupid Fast (Stupid Fast, #1)
Wish I'd have had this book the year I taught a class of all boys. Fun book for all kids, does a great job dealing with the awkwardness of change whil ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 01, 2012
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson has penned a fascinating look of three Southern blacks during The Great Migration. This account allows t ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
Told from the point of view of the bully, this wonderful tween novel really strikes home with anyone who has felt the pain of family upheavel.

A good n
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Freaky Green Eyes
This coming of age story focuses on a main character whose life is rocked when his mother and her mail friend disappear. Franky, the main character, t ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 30, 2009
The Lost Sister (Sisters of Misery, #2)
Maddie is trying to escape the terror that has been thrust upon her. The Sisters of Misery, a group of horrific girls from Hawthorne, have tormented t ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2009
Rats Saw God
Another book being considered for our summer reading program. This isn't my favorite of all of the books being considered, but it's an interesting rea ...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 30, 2009
Fallen Embers
This is a wonderful debut novel by Lauri Owen. Characters are so richly written that this book would be a great study in characterization for any clas ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1)
Another great upcoming series from Patterson. Good addition for Young Adults who love the mystery thriller novels. I didn't feel that it was as well d ...more
Jan 09, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
Go Set a Watchman
I was so excited to finally be able to read Harper Lee's follow up of my all time favorite book. I read the book quickly, and will go back and reread ...more
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
Waiting for Winter
This sweet book is an excellent book for young readers. I looked at the book as a way to help teach personification and peer pressure in an Intermedia ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
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