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The Last Cherry Blossom
4.21
it was amazing
THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM is a story that needs to be told. Of the other side of that infamous bomb. Children may have learned that it served to end the ...more
Aug 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
Soldier Sister, Fly Home
3.76
it was amazing
I’ve enjoyed many books by Nancy Bo Flood, and SOLDIER SISTER, FLY HOME, is no exception. This novel made me think more deeply about what it means, an ...more
Aug 2016
Sep 04, 2016
 
Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia
4.48
it was amazing
Part memoir, part therapy session, part guidebook, SOMEBODY STOLE MY IRON is an unflinching look at Alzheimer's and dementia. Author Vicki Tapia was t ...more
Oct 2015
Oct 31, 2015
 
Into the Wild
3.97
it was amazing
Recently read this while on vacation....my high-schooler had brought it as it was on his summer reading list. Having read Krakauer before, I know what ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2014
 
Cowboy Up!: Ride the Navajo Rodeo
4.00
it was amazing
Loved this book. A terrific gift for any small rambunctious people in your life or anyone who might love rodeo. The photographs are stunning and captu ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2014
 
Comfort
4.60
it was amazing
When Daddy returns from fighting Hitler, Ann Fay assumes like will get back to normal. Or as normal as can be expected for a girl with polio. But just ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2016
 
A Snicker of Magic
4.09
really liked it
This is a sweet story about a young girl and her traveling family and how they find a home in a magical town. There was a lot to like about the book a ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
Hour of the Bees
4.20
it was ok
I would have liked this story better if it had stayed solely in the magical realm. If it had taken out the Alzheimer’s altogether, then yes, interesti ...more
Jul 2016
Jul 20, 2016
 
Eddie's War
3.87
it was amazing
This spare novel is packed full of charm. What most writers need pages and pages for, Saller can convey in mere paragraphs. The short chapters Saller ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Warriors in the Crossfire
3.68
it was amazing
Warriors in the Crossfire is a haunting depiction of the invasion of Saipan during World War II. The author, Nancy Bo Flood, spent time living in Saip ...more
Jun 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Rose O'Neill: The Girl Who Loved to Draw
3.73
it was amazing
I've purchased this book for many Kewpie fans in my life. A wonderful history of Rose O'Neill overflowing with illustrations, both from Rose and Linda ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2012
 
Waiting to Forget
3.97
it was amazing
Waiting to Forget is a powerful novel. I found myself twisted in knots as I read it...had to put it down...then had to pick it up again. The emotion c ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Water Runs Through This Book
3.67
it was amazing
Built on the premise that "water is life", author Nancy Bo Flood has written an engaging non-fiction book about something many of us take for granted, ...more
Oct 2015
Oct 26, 2015
 
Boy21
3.98
really liked it
Boy21 strikes me as more of a YA or middle grade book than an adult novel. Be that as it may, I enjoyed it and found myself pulled back to the story o ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Okay for Now
4.19
liked it
I loved 90% of this book....it was the last 10% that took it from 5 stars to 3....and made it a book that I would certainly caveat to other potential ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Inside Out & Back Again
4.11
it was amazing
I cannot think of enough wonderful adjectives to describe this story. Melodic, flowing, poetic...those might be a few. I read this book while sitting ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Alzheimer's Daughter
4.42
it was amazing
There is no doubt that author Jean Lee was a loving daughter. Her family memoir, ALZHEIMER’S DAUGHTER is just as much a love story recounting the cour ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 15, 2015
 
Windows on the World
2.98
it was amazing
I don't read much science fiction these days, but I was completely engaged in this book. White creates an interesting, futuristic world where the have ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2011
 
Blue Hydrangeas
4.20
it was amazing
When Alzheimer’s strikes his one true love, Jack is faced with a dilemma. Keep the promise he has made to keep Sara in their own home, Blue Hydrangeas ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 25, 2015
 
Ruby Lee and Me
3.90
it was amazing
Set in the south in the 1960’s, RUBY LEE & ME captures a time when being friends was complicated when the color of your skin didn’t match. Sarah B ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2016
 
No Name Baby
3.44
it was amazing
No-Name Baby by Nancy Bo Flood, is a thought-provoking book. It stayed with me long after I finished the last page. I wondered about Sophia, the young ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2012
 
Beholding Bee
4.02
it was ok
I LOVED the first part of this book. The characters, the setting, the world created was one I hadn't seen in many other middle grade novels. It was al ...more
Jul 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
3.88
liked it
I wanted to love this book. It's Kate DiCamillo after all! And it won the Newbery! The reality is, I just didn't love it. The language felt forced. I ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2014
 
Out of My Mind
4.38
liked it
I loved aspects of this book, and think the idea of bringing the POV of a child with CP to the forefront has value. I just simply didn't believe in th ...more
May 2014
May 27, 2014
 
Cured (Stung, #2)
4.26
really liked it
Read both Stung and Cured at the recommendation of my 11 year old son. I really enjoyed both. The premise was novel, the action compelling enough to k ...more
Jun 06, 2015
May 31, 2015
 
Get Social
5.00
it was amazing
Social media can be confusing to anyone, but particularly when you're using it as a way to engage an audience. In this book, Blakesley breaks down the ...more
not set
May 07, 2014
 
Pie
4.03
it was ok
Bought this book due to all the PR / hub-bub about it. Must say I was disappointed. Didn't find the tale or the characters particularly engaging. And ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2012
 
Guitar Notes
4.05
really liked it
Read this book as it was a summer reading pick for my rising 7th grader. Completely charming. The notes format is a novel one. I found the character v ...more
May 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee
3.94
really liked it
I found this an enjoyable read. Although it is set in Australia, it could have been anywhere. In fact the one scene with a waiter felt over the top "A ...more
Dec 2015
Dec 06, 2015
 
A Week in Winter
3.81
liked it
Maeve Binchy books are like a hot cup of tea, soothing in all the right ways. I read this book over the course of a weekend and was entranced by all t ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 30, 2013
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