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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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I could not put this book down! I often found myself horrified and maddened by the content, but it is a page turner. I really enjoyed following the paralleled stories of Werner, the German boy, and the story of the French girl, Marie-Laur during the ...more
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
read in December, 2015
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I assigned this book for my 9th graders since it's Christmas time, and I had no idea how many references to Christianity it has! It's wonderful. I think I'll start the tradition of reading this every Christmas. As we finished it today, I felt the dri ...more
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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells
read in October, 2015
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I have respect for this book, since its creation was the birth of Science Fiction, but I found myself a little bored by it. I read it for the first time with my 9th grade class, and as we dissected it, I did find many nuggets of wisdom hidden in the ...more
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
read in October, 2015
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I recently re-read and taught this book to my 9th grade class, and I stand by my original 3 stars I gave it a few years ago. The only reason I would give it more is because my students were so engaged with the story and loved it so much!

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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
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Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
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I didn't expect much from this book. I saw it had good reviews, saw it was available at the library, and so I picked it up for a quick read. Wow. Like its title, this book is a beautiful thing.

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
read in July, 2015
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There were so many moments I literally LOLed in this book, which was unfortunate because I was on the plane; I had multiple people glancing at me, wondering who this crazy person was they were forced to sit by. Luckily I was traveling with people I k ...more
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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich
read in June, 2015
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For those who love a linear storyline and despise plots deviating from that traditional setup, this book will definitely throw you for a loop. Louise Erdrich uses each chapter to flow in and out of characters lives and in and out of time periods. Thi ...more
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