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Laura and 87 other people liked Rick Riordan's review of Loot:
Loot by Jude Watson
"Looking for a good middle-grade adventure this summer for you and your kids? LOOT by Jude Watson should be at the top of your list. Jude knows this territory well. Not only does she write beautiful prose worthy of the National Book Award (which sh..." Read more of this review »
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Saints by Gene Luen Yang
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Loved it, and its strength made Boxers even stronger (and vice versa). Now I want to go reread Boxers, which may create a circular problem.
Laura is reading Eleanor & Park: Ok, reading friends: am I going to be able to handle this book? I'm not very far in (Eleanor has just listened to the mix tape), but the threat of whatever Ritchie is going to do is scaring the bejeezus out of me. I don't do well with child abuse. Should I wait to read this until I'm not in such mama-bear mode? (Does that ever happen?)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
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I'm convinced that Sara Zarr has the best ear for dialog of any writer I've read.
Laura rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2013
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Meh. Started out kind of fluffy-fun, but then I remembered my low tolerance for the "rich people behaving badly" genre. I liked the cultural element -- I know next to zero about Singapore -- but the dialog was painful and the story was a little too " ...more
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Heaven Is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Disappointing, but not really the book's fault. I picked this up because I really liked Dairy Queen by the same author. This one stars two of the secondary characters from the Dairy Queen trilogy, but is aimed at a younger audience than I realized .. ...more
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P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Benediction by Kent Haruf
"Beautiful and heart-wrenching. I love the simplicity in Haruf's style. Somehow this book is a major moment in my life."
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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
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