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Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Listen, Slowly
by Thanhha Lai
read in February, 2015
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Mai was planning on spending her summer at the beach with her best friend. At the last moment, her parents tell her she is going to Vietnam with her grandmother. Mai's grandfather has been missing since the Vietnam war, and her grandmother has yet to ...more
Toni rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
Nest
by Esther Ehrlich (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Chirp loves to bird watch. Living on Cape Cod next to a Marsh, she gets to do lots of it. Her family is faced with some huge challenged and a tragedy. How each member of Chirp's family deals with these events is very interesting to read about. Set in ...more
Toni rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler
read in February, 2015
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Fascinating time travel book where a modern African American woman is transported back the antebellum South where she has no power and no freedom. Her life seems to be tied to one of her ancestors, who she repeatedly saves from death.
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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
by Erika Johansen (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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A great adult fantasty with a strong female protagonist who learns a lot about herself in the first book in this series. The Tearling was set up as a post-American Utopia, leaving behind all technology as has evolved into a medieval quagmire. The new ...more
Toni rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Egg & Spoon
by Gregory Maguire
read in February, 2015
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A strange book. Maybe a really quirky middle school student might enjoy this. It takes a while to get into this very complex story with strong Russian folkloric elements. Two girls accidentally exchange places and one gets to meet a prince at a ball. ...more
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Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Say What You Will
by Cammie McGovern (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Amy and Matthew are about to start their senior year of high school. Both have some issues to make life difficult. Amy has pretty serious CP, so that she needs aides to help her get around school. She gets the idea to hire fellow students as her aide ...more
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China Dolls by Lisa See
China Dolls
by Lisa See (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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While this was an interesting view into what it was like to be Chinese or Japanese at the beginning of WWII, it was difficult for me to relate to the three main characters. There were secrets upon secrets and no one was really who they pretended to b ...more
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Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Everybody Sees the Ants
by A.S. King (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Lucky Linderman feels anything but lucky. His parents have stood by for years as he is tormented by a bully. Finally an incident causes his mother to rethink things and she and Lucky go to Arizona for a break.

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
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An group of nuns who work for death? Yep. Ismae is an initiate who is sent to court to see who is working against the duchess. She finds herself is a position of not knowing who to trust, including directives from the convent. Does she trust her hear ...more
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Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho
Althea & Oliver
by Cristina Moracho
read in January, 2015
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Althea and Oliver have been best friends since they were six years old. Now it is the end of their junior year and Oliver keeps falling asleep for weeks at a time. He is dealing with his condition while Althea misses him dearly and makes some bad dec ...more
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