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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
by Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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In futuristic Chicago, Beatrice and her family live in the Abnegation faction. They believe in selflessness above all else. There were also four other factions Dauntless (courage), Amity (peace), Erudite (knowledge), and Candor (honesty). When a kid ...more
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The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
by Jeff Kinney (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Barbara by: Tyler Smellie
recommended for: Boys in 4-6th grade
read in December, 2012
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This was a funny book about a middle school boy named Greg who tries his best to make his way through the awkward early teen years. Greg wants what all people wants and that is for others to like him. He wants to be cool and he wants to fit in. The p ...more
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The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw
The Hunt for the Seventh
by Christine Morton-Shaw (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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Jim and Sally had been through a lot this year. They lost their mom and had to move to Minerva Mansion because of their dad's new job as the head gardener. Right from the start, Jim felt uneasy about their new home. The owner Lord Minerva was a mean ...more
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The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1)
by Pseudonymous Bosch (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2012
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The Name of This Book Is Secret and Max-Ernest are an unlikely pair who set out to discover what happened to a local magician who mysteriously vanishes. Each of them has skills that help them through their adventure. Cass has survival instincts and M ...more
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The President's Daughter by Barbara Chase-Riboud
The President's Daughter
by Barbara Chase-Riboud
recommended for: older high school and college
read in November, 2012
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During the time of slavery in the U.S., many slave owners had slaves as mistresses. The men who had such arrangements were men of wealth and power. Former President Thomas Jefferson was one of those men. Harriet Hemings was one of the bastard childre ...more
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Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Almost Perfect
by Brian Katcher (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: High school students
read in November, 2012
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Logan Witherspoon is a hardworking high school senior who is trying to get over his ex-girlfriend. He is a typical student. He is on the track team has some good friends and is college bound. What makes him extraordinary is his capacity to love. Sage ...more
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Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
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This story is unlike anything I have read before. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It begins with a man and a woman who are in a park in 1912 London having a conversation about something they have just done in another time. Then it jumps to 19 ...more
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The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: grades 5-8
read in October, 2012
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This was the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson is the half blood son of the Greek God Poseidon and a mortal. Percy spends the school year in New York with his mortal mother and he spends the summer ...more
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