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Bettina Restrepo

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in Ft Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, The United States
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Bettina Restrepo is a writer. This means she basically sits around in pajamas making up lies. As glamorous as this may seem, she spends a lot of time researching, thinking, and talking to the dog about her characters, plots, and story lines.
She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Speech Communication. She married an Aggie. Together they have a son, Allen, (who will be an Aggie) and an English springer spaniel, Winston (who will not be an Aggie). When Bettina is not writing, or thinking about writing, she likes to exercise, go on walks, and read, read, read. She lives in Frisco, Texas…. which is basically Dallas.
Bettina has authored over 50 stories and articles. Her books include Moose and Magpie (Sylvan Dell
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Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
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One of my favorite authors. Interesting storytelling via the main character to a parallel event. Great depth of characters and authentic voice. Spot on!
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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
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Wow. Wow. Wow. I swallowed this dystopian thriller straight through. Well deserved awards for compelling plot, deep characters and a chilling look at the 'other' side of what could be.
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Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
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A quick middle grade read with a likable cast of characters. Interesting fact about Italian Americans reveal toward the end, but I would have liked to see this woven more throughout the story.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Suspenseful and well written from several perspectives. Awesome says it all and good for book clubs.
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Almost Home by Joan Bauer
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Joan Bauer always writes a heart felt story that sits between the perfect balance of great characters and difficult situations. Bravo!
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Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
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Excellent and realistic portrayal of a teen boy on the autism spectrum. He faces real world problems with ethical dilemmas. Lovely story with beautiful writing.
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How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
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Beautiful and tender. Zarr does a great job carrying the reader along the path of the story and always gives a satisfying and unexpected ending.
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Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell
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Interesting and compelling view of the Vietnam war as told through the eyes of an 'army brat'. Spot on descriptions of military and Ft. Hood. The finish is a bit fast for me and left me yearning for more.
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