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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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This book, the first in the trilogy, is very popular dystopian fiction with young readers (Upper grade, middle, and early high school). The story was riveting but I found the premise distasteful.
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The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
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I really enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down after the half way point. Review will follow later.
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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WONDER by R.J. Palacio
This is a beautiful book about a ten-year-old boy who was born with a terrible facial deformity.
“I know I’m not an ordinary kid. I mean, sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice cream. I ride my bike…But I know ordinary kids don’
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Pint-Sized Ireland by Evan McHugh
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The book opens with the author and his eventually-to-become-his-wife travel partner taking the ferry from Wales to Ireland.
“Choosing a ferry for our first taste of Guinness was a classic right time, wrong place situation. I know this now. Wrong. V
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Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
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DREAMERS OF THE DAY by Mary Doria Russell.
The book takes place primarily in post WWI (The War To End All Wars. HA). It begins with 40 year old Agnes Shanklin who survives the great influenza epidemic of 1918 thus becoming an heiress. With the help o
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“A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”
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