1988 Gaza City is anything but peaceful. Tensions between Israel and Palestine are worsening by the day with fights in the streets and curfewSynopsis:
1988 Gaza City is anything but peaceful. Tensions between Israel and Palestine are worsening by the day with fights in the streets and curfews. One day, eleven year old Malaak's father boards a bus to Israel to look for work. Her father never returns and Malaak befriends a bird on top of her home's rooftop to cope with her loneliness, sadness, chaos, and uncertainty that surrounds her. Malaak's older brother Hamid, is driven by anger, which is fueled by extremists which teach violence is the way to deal with atrocities committed by Israeli troops.
Malaak must make sense of her political and physical surroundings and find her strength to rise above her conditions.
I loved this book! A Stone in my Hand is thought provoking and gives a unique perspective into the tensions and fighting over Gaza. Don't get me wrong, I am very pro-Israel but this story shows how fear, anger, misunderstanding and violence begets more fear, anger, misunderstanding, and violence which ultimately ruins lives, families, and national security. Read more of my reviews at hernosestuckinsomebook.com
Fifteen year old Sarah and her younger sister Lacey have low expectations for their summer when they are sent to spend the summer in Michigan
Fifteen year old Sarah and her younger sister Lacey have low expectations for their summer when they are sent to spend the summer in Michigan with their aunt and uncle. A boring summer turns exciting when Sarah befriends a local girl, Jackie, and while playing an innocent game of "truth or dare" they accidentally stumble upon the dead body of an old recluse nicknamed "the Cat Lady" by local children.
Accused of committing the murder, Sarah, Lacey, and Jackie must prove who really killed the "Cat Lady" before they end up being proven guilty by local cops.
The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is a captivating, suspenseful mystery that kept the reader on ther toes. Easy and quick to read, the Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is a great crime solving novel. Read more of my reviews at hernosestuckinsomebook.blogspot.com...more
I loved this book! The book is set in the 1950s and is about a girl named Lauri whose father is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. He is overly protI loved this book! The book is set in the 1950s and is about a girl named Lauri whose father is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. He is overly protective and doesn't allow her to do anything that would let her contract Polio. When her best friend Dickie contracts polio she secretly goes to the hospital to visit Dickie and begins telling him a fantastical story about a Giant Slayer....more
Teenager Jonah Wish is a brilliant computer hacker that finds himself being broken out of a juvenile detention center by an eclectic and elite group oTeenager Jonah Wish is a brilliant computer hacker that finds himself being broken out of a juvenile detention center by an eclectic and elite group of teenage criminals who each possess a unique talent which helps the team successfully steal invaluable items. Patch can pick any lock, Motti is a brilliant security expert, Con has mesmerizing charm, and Tye is a human lie detector. Led my their mysterious and wealthy benefactor Coldhardt, Jonah and his team will travel to exotic locations, face danger head on and face foes as scrupulous and cunning as themselves.
Thieves like Us, is a thrilling, fast paced mystery and adventure. The descriptions of locations and the process the characters used in heists made the book believable and easy for the reader to imagine himself or herself in the same situation. I loved the story line, characters, etc. I was a little disappointed with the "vulgar" way the characters talked to each other. Nothing compared to some young adult and adult literature but I didn't appreciate the several references of looking down the girls shirt, "pussy", sexual innuendos, etc. ...more