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How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
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This is a very interesting and relevant book for parents and teachers alike, as it outlines, in an accessible, user-friendly way, the research on what makes a child grow up to be successful. We can argue endlessly about what defines success--many of...more
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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
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Wow. This book was published 22 years ago, and its message is even more urgent now. I want to give this book to everyone I know, but I'm aware that some would summarily dismiss it as propaganda, others would criticize its format and/or style, and sti...more
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
" This is the book you're gonna want to give to everyone you know. It's all Socratic dialogue, but it reads like a force of nature. People have complained here that it's simplistic, pretentious, obvious...but the special thing about this book is tha... " Read more of this review »
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
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When I read the first book (which I liked very much), I wasn't aware that any sequels were planned, and that was fine. Yes, there were loose ends, but there almost always are, and I was not left wanting. I was intrigued when I discovered a new instal...more
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Debby rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell, #2)
by Laurie R. King (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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I like the protagonist, Mary Russell, very much, and I enjoy the author's writing style in this Sherlock Holmes-linked series. The plot is fine (and some scenes are stellar), although I found the ending to be somewhat of a letdown. I'll read more in...more
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The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
The Book of Everything
by Guus Kuijer
read in May, 2014
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This is a delightful little book, despite dealing with some tough topics (like spousal abuse), and I know that if I take the time--literally, probably about two hours, if that!--to read it again and pick up on the many nuances that I'm sure are there...more
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Carrie by Stephen King
Carrie
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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It's a totally weird experience to read this for the first time after having seen the movie--the original, of course!--literally eight times over the past two years. (I show it to my juniors during the week before prom. Yeah, I'm awesome like that. L...more
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The Death Cure by James Dashner
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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This book proceeded at a fevered pace to complete the trilogy. I didn't stop to consider whether or not it was written well. I couldn't stop turning the pages long enough to get critical about it! I'm sure there were lapses and twists that were impla...more
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
by James Dashner (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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It's great to see a sequel that doesn't disappoint. I recently reread The Maze Runner--an easy 5 stars if I were inclined to rate books I wasn't reading for the first time---in preparation for reading the rest of the trilogy (which wasn't yet availab...more
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