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Ofa Fotu rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
read in October, 2014
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It was an immigration story...bicultural story...and The Grapes of Wrath all in one. It...soft pitches a bit at the end, but I appreciate the hopeful happy ending.
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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker
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Beautifully written. Main themes of...people searching repair, Mother Earth, human conscience, addictions, and love. Didn't know Alice Walker wrote about Hawaiin colonization. It was really interesting. Watch out for the f-bombs.
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Everyone should read this. Everyone. Aaaaand we need to reorganize congress. That is all; no spoilers.
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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It's ok. It's a book to get to the last book because I was dumb enough to start a series.
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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I...liked it.
Somewhat reluctantly. It was...engaging.
Anyone else getting tired of the main character girl being wanted by two really great guys? I keep running into this tired formula. Honestly, though, ignoring that part of the book, I like it. I'm
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Ofa Fotu rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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Loved it. I taught it to my 11th grade class and the non-fiction story really hit a couple of the children. Students love this book. In the demographic that I teach, Utah, parents hate this book. It is raw and very real.
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Waiting by Ha Jin
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Christy by Catherine Marshall
Christy
by Catherine Marshall
read in September, 2014
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It's like...reading someone's mission journal...but that someone is very dry and not that insightful spiritually...a little spoiled and way too pretty. Yeah, I'm not into the narrator. It is laborious. It has beauty in characterization and nature des ...more
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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
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I really enjoyed this. There are lots of jokes that the author makes; sometimes that gets heavy, but it's just his writing style and ultimately...I like it. This is ...almost a twisted fairytale on The Pied Piper...except it is in Discworld and so th ...more
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