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Eva Mitnick rated a book 4 of 5 stars
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki
read in August, 2014
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One of the milestones of leaving childhood behind is suddenly understanding that there is a whole world of grown-up mysteries going on all the time, just above your head or beyond your hearing - and these mysteries are both enticing and opaque to you...more
Eva Mitnick rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Longbourn by Jo Baker
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Eva Mitnick rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The Little Friend
by Donna Tartt
read in July, 2014
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A small, sweltering, snake-infested Mississippi town in the 70s - oh yeah, if that's not an exotic, gothic locale, I don't know what is. Tartt loves delving into her characters, the more unsympathetic the better - this is a great book to lose yoursel...more
Eva Mitnick rated a book 3 of 5 stars
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
A Snicker of Magic
by Natalie Lloyd
read in July, 2014
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Lots of whimsy, quirkiness and eccentricity - pleasant enough, though I'm never fond of folksiness (the use of "spindiddly" got to be a bit much.
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in June, 2014
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This book was so damn good that it made me HAPPY I had insomnia. More time to read! Now I'm going back to read all her others.
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West of the Moon by Margi Preus
West of the Moon
by Margi Preus
read in February, 2014
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From my review in the April 2014 issue of SLJ
At its most basic, this is a tale about a girl escaping a poverty-stricken life in mid-19th century Norway. But from the beginning, the mystical and wondrous elements of Norwegian folktales are woven into...more
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Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
Boys of Blur
by N.D. Wilson (Goodreads Author)
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The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
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Quick, harmless read. Sloppily edited - within a space of 3 pages, various characters "snort" about 5 times - but fluffily enjoyable.
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Castle by J. Robert Lennon
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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew  Smith
Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
read in April, 2014
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The only reason this didn't get five stars from me is that the ending felt somewhat flat after all the hormones and confusion and violence and friendship and love and death and man-eating bugs that came before it. Good, crazy, twisted fun!
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