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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
" Yeah, it's pretty intense. Enjoy! "
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The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
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Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat
by Graham Salisbury (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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There are several excellent books about the experiences of Japanese American internment camps, but much fewer that describe other experiences, especially those of soldiers who fought for their country in spite of the injustices their families were t ...more
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Black Dove, White Raven
by Elizabeth Wein (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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With this book, Wein has officially become one of my favorite authors. She is adept at creating heart-stopping tension and sympathetic, multifaceted characters. Her latest story is told through the collected themes and flight logs of the two main cha ...more
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Ms. Rapscott's Girls by Elise Primavera
Ms. Rapscott's Girls
by Elise Primavera
read in February, 2015
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Five daughters of "very busy parents" are shown to take care of themselves by a head mistress reminiscent of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Mary Poppins, and Nanny McPhee. The tone of the writing feels a bit overdone, as if the writer is working especially hard ...more
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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With all the allusions to classic children's books and the Dewey Decimal System, it's easy to see why this has been a hit with librarians and teachers. I also understand the comparisons to Willy Wonka, although in my opinion, Mr. Lemoncello lacks the ...more
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
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The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Doubt Factory
by Paolo Bacigalupi
read in February, 2015
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This is a fun, conspiracy theory suspense novel that doesn't quite live up to the depth of Bacigalupi's other works. I found the "fall in love with your stalker" aspect disturbing, and not quite believable. It has the feel of a big screen action/thri ...more
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Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Madeleine L'Engle
“A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

Katherine Mansfield
“This is not a letter but my arms about you for a brief moment.”
Katherine Mansfield

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.”
Larry Clemmons

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