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"I can't believe you haven't read this yet. Get on that. The second in the trilogy is the best. I've read it WAY too many times, but the first one is a...more "
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"Autumn, the Love and Logic books are okay, but you should read "A Joyful Mother of Children" by Linda Eyre. That's my favorite parenting book. "
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"True, true--about the failed love, selfishness and adultery part. Must say though, I love Fitzgerald's writing and while usually I avoid all three of...more "
Andrea Young rated a book 2 of 5 stars
More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan
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I should probably have given this a three, because just like in Sarah, Plain and Tall, the writing is fantastic--poetic and pretty. But it is about an 8 year old whose mom has an unexpected baby that the 8 year old doesn't want. Wah wah. So the writi...more
Andrea Young rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg
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Another one that has been sitting on my shelf. Not as good as Frankweiler, but one of Konigsburg's better ones. I really liked Jennifer, and how the author did things to make her more witch-like. Fun. Another one I'll be keeping.
Andrea Young rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes
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This book is ancient. I bought it from a library sale and, of course, never read it. I quite liked it, though. The main character, an 11 year old girl, was different from most young heroines--very believable, very stubborn, very mulish. I didn't like...more
Andrea Young rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Gypsy from Nowhere by Sharon Wagner
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Another one I read because I owned it and hadn't read it. I feel bad giving it three stars because that makes it seem like I didn't like it. I really did, but it is definitely a horse book for a fifth grader. It doesn't translate quite as well for an...more
Andrea Young rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
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This one was great, but not quite as stellar as A Year Down Yonder. Still--very, very good. You should all read it.
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A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
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I've been downsizing my books and getting rid of anything that isn't stellar, or at least really good. Timothy and I own a LOT of books. And many of them I haven't read, so I am reading everything I haven't read to make sure they are worth owning.

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