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Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
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I haven't seen the movie, but all the people I spoke to were disappointed. There was too much Nicolas Cage. I'm not sure how that could be if it was based on the book. What an amazing look at the Navajo culture. Very enlightening. Chester Nex is a tr ...more
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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
by Nancy Farmer (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Wow. I have had this on my shelf to read forever. I had not enjoyed Nancy Farmer's The Ear, the Eye and the Arm so I kept putting The House of Scorpion back on the shelf. I'm so glad I plunged into it over Thanksgiving. I couldn't put it down. A dyst ...more
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Doll Bones by Holly Black
Doll Bones
by Holly Black (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Very suspenseful. Middle schoolers will love this.
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While the World Watched by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
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Amazing story to the Birmingham Bombing. Adult content but would be ok for a higher level reader in high school.
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The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
The Shawl
by Cynthia Ozick
read in September, 2014
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The lost of a child is horrible, but during the Holocaust it was traumatic because of the violence in the lost. This is an amazing story of how a mother deals with her loss.
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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
read in September, 2014
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A realistic look at how war is. This is no Call of Duty.
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Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy
Divided We Fall (Divided We Fall, #1)
by Trent Reedy (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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The end of America happens with a gun shot by a young soldier. That is the basis for Divided We Fall. Action packed but a little far-fetched.
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The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
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Interesting story wrapped around the history of Florence Nightingale. Well-written but sometimes hard to follow. For higher level readers.
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
read in November, 2014
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Excellent story, writing style and appeal. Quick read. Perfect for middle schoolers.
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