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by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Goodreads Author)
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" Cassie wrote: ""...flesh eating zombies" and eating up brains?
Sounds like a pretty gruesome book...."


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The Other by David Guterson
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Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
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The first of the Alvin Maker books. Card is a great storyteller and I certainly enjoy his stories. This alternate history/fantasy was based somewhat on Joseph Smith's life. There are six books current books in the series, with the seventh and last on ...more
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Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton
Hawkes Harbor
by S.E. Hinton (Goodreads Author)
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I read this because I liked the YA novel The Outsiders a lot and this is by the same author. However, this certainly wasn't for YA and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone for any number of reasons. Her YA adult novels are fine. Stay away from this one.
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Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
read in January, 2009
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This would make an ideal companion book to Grapes of Wrath. Takes place during the Depression; it's written in sparse prose, to emphasize, I think, the bleakness of the times. That said, it still ends on a hopeful note. Reminded me a bit of Sarah, Pl ...more
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The Midwife's Tale by Gretchen Moran Laskas
The Midwife's Tale
by Gretchen Moran Laskas
read in January, 2008
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Loved the writing. It's hard to find modern fiction with sympathetic characters. This was exceptionally well written with wonderful characters. It's set in Virginia, around 1915, and follows the life of a midwife there.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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A fairly unusual book, but one I enjoyed thoroughly. I'm recommending it to my book club.
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