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The War I Finally Won (The War That Saved My Life, #2)
it was amazing
Trying to put this review into words is so difficult. The story, the characters, the was all done SO well. Kimberly allows us to see Ada ...more
Jun 30, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
The Distance To Home
it was amazing
A wonderfully crafted story that parallels two summers. One might think that could make a story choppy. However, Jenn does an amazing job of making th ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
Scar Island
it was amazing
Dan has done it again! Another gripping story sure to satisfy all readers.

This time Dan brings us an amazing story of loss, leadership, survival, and
Aug 09, 2016
May 18, 2016
Wolf Hollow
it was amazing
AMAZING book! I am definitely not the first to call it, but will echo many of the voices I have heard, which have said this is a Newbery contender.

May 09, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
The Summer of Owen Todd
really liked it
In Tony Abbott's author notes you will read where he refers to his story as a whisper in the conversation about child abuse. It is a topic that people ...more
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
Walking with Miss Millie
it was amazing
"We might all come from different directions, but hopefully we all end up at the same place on day." Just one of the many lines in this beautiful midd ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 24, 2017
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
it was amazing
Engaging novel which has a little bit of everything. Students will enjoy this spooky mystery.
May 25, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
Sticks & Stones
it was amazing
What an outstanding book for ALL. I just love the concept of the power of our words in this book. I think SO many will be able to relate and see thems ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
A Rambler Steals Home
it was amazing
A Rambler Steals Home is one of those stories that is a lot like the comfort food mentioned in the's something that you can rely on. It's s ...more
Sep 27, 2016
May 09, 2016
Finding Perfect
it was amazing
Debut from Elly Swartz comes out in October. I believe we have an author we will be wanting more from. I love her character development and how she ma ...more
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
Raymie Nightingale
it was amazing
This a wonderful story about unlikely friendships and unlikely circumstances. Kate creates lasting characters that grow with you. I highly recommend o ...more
Mar 26, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
Beyond the Bright Sea
it was amazing
"Happiness is a matter of being where---and who---we want to be." Even though this quote was specifically found in the A Note About this Book section. ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Children of Exile (Children of Exile, #1)
it was amazing
Holy schmoly is the accurate term I believe when you finish a chapter and a book by Margaret P Haddix! I should not be surprised by now since I have r ...more
May 25, 2016
Apr 02, 2016
The Someday Birds
it was amazing
A character can elicit so many different emotions in a reader regardless the story, but when the two come together, you just don't seem to want it to ...more
Dec 10, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
it was amazing
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary is a great book for all middle grade readers. It has multiple characters, but is laid out in a way that is ...more
May 06, 2016
Mar 26, 2016
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
Absolutely amazing! Not only is it a gripping, emotional story from the first to the last page, but it's a story that will afford you the opportunity ...more
Mar 13, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery
it was amazing
The adventures of Lou Lou & Pen is a sure hit with middle grade readers. Jill brings humor, culture and voice to wonderful characters. The story i ...more
Jun 09, 2016
May 21, 2016
it was amazing
What a beautifully illustrated, engaging story. This graphic novel will have the power to take your breath and make you consider past and current rela ...more
Jun 04, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
Maxi's Secrets: (or what you can learn from a dog)
it was amazing
Wow! I am usually able to judge a book based on the buzz it gets. This book generated A LOT of buzz with readers I trust. Due to this I ordered it for ...more
Jun 08, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
Counting Thyme
it was amazing
Melanie's novel is loaded with strong emotion and even stronger characters. You feel the pain, the hopes, and the raw emotion of all the characters in ...more
Apr 16, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
Amina's Voice
it was amazing
Wonderful story! For me this was a window. I found myself stopping multiple times to learn more and connect with resources to find out about customs, ...more
Mar 26, 2017
Feb 03, 2017
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
it was amazing
If this book were a meal it would be 7 course, fine dining experience. It is a book that you pause to reflect and discuss. It's a book that you will s ...more
May 20, 2016
May 16, 2016
When Friendship Followed Me Home
it was amazing
My first book I have read by Paul Griffin will not be my last! Paul has a way to make a book unputdownable. When Friendship Followed me Home is a wond ...more
Jun 15, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
Skeleton Tree
it was amazing
"The ones you hold dear never leave you." Just one of the many lines in this beautiful debut novel that will stick with me.

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Feb 21, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
not set
Feb 07, 2017
The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society
it was amazing
A great story about a friendship between a boy and a girl, a Secret Peanut Butter & Jelly Society, and relentless problem solving. A wonderful sto ...more
May 03, 2016
Apr 01, 2016
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
it was amazing
John David Anderson's writing brings about strong voice and emotion throughout the entire text in such a humorous, humorous, engaging tact.

As a teache
Aug 20, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
Love, Ish
it was amazing
Such a moving story filled with strong emotion and a rich character. Ish just steals your heart and has you wanting to reach out to her throughout the ...more
Oct 02, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
The Crossover
it was amazing
I’m giving it a 5 again!!!
Apr 02, 2018
not set
Feb 06, 2016
Goodbye Days
it was amazing
Writing a and publishing a second book must be a scary thing for an author, especially when their debut novel is raved about and discussed all over so ...more
Aug 05, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Moon Shadow
it was amazing
Moon Shadow is beautifully written book Erin Downing that all students will find engaging and very challenging to put down.

A compelling idea will hav
Jan 19, 2017
Nov 27, 2016
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