Book Review: Tomorrow When ..

You will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide. 1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week2 Words that describe the book3 Settings where it took place or characters you met4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it5 Stars or less for your rating? Here are mine:1 Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (audio)2 Suspenseful, dramatic3 Ellie, Lee, Homer4 Liked: pace, the action, and the actress who read the book. Disliked: unanswered questions at the end of the book (but it’s a series…so I forgive the author).5 Stars 😀This […]

Posted August 28, 2009
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Book Review: Private

Book Review: Private

Author: Kate BrianPublished: 2006Summary from GoodReads: Tradition, Honor, Excellence…and secrets so dark they’re almost invisibleFifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy — the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she’s on the outside, looking in.Until she meets the Billings Girls. They are the […]

Posted August 27, 2009
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Book Review: The Swan Maide..

Book Review: The Swan Maiden

Author: Heather TomlinsonPublished: 2007Summary from GoodReads: In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. A third daughter can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan-skin like her sisters. But Doucette must run the castle household while her older sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that—until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom—it is a wish come true. Yet it comes with a price. As Doucette struggles to find her own way in the world, she risks losing the one she loves most of all. […]

Posted August 26, 2009
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Book Review: The Family Bon..

Book Review: The Family Bones

The Family Bonesby Kimberly Raiser A New Home, A Loving Family, A Dark Secret Will they stay? Will they survive? The Weavers have inherited family property in Astral, Pennsylvania, a town so small that Mrs. Weaver can find no mention of it on the Internet, save for a tiny spot on Google Earth. Hoping for a simpler, small-town existence for their young family, Steven and Tara eagerly head to Astral to see what they hope will be their dream house. As they explore their potential new home, the Weavers begin to discover secret passageways, secret rooms, and long buried family […]

Posted August 23, 2009
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Book Review: Crash Into Me

Book Review: Crash Into Me

Crash Into Meby Albert Borris From goodreads: Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides…and at their final destination, they will all end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living–or if there’s no […]

Posted August 22, 2009
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Book Review: Undercover

Undercoverby Beth Kephart Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school. But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has none of these. At home, Elisa’s father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters she sends her father won’t bring him home. Like the undercover agent […]

Posted August 22, 2009
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Book Review: Darkwood

Book Review: Darkwood

Author: M.E. BreenReleased: May 12th 2009 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Summary from GoodReads: Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. One minute the sky is light; the next minute it is black. But darkness comes in other forms, too, and for Annie, the misery she endures in her uncle’s household makes the black of night seem almost soothing. When Annie escapes, her route takes her first to a dangerous mine, and later to the king’s own halls, where a figure from Annie’s past makes a startling appearance. All the while, reported […]

Posted August 20, 2009
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(Un)Book Review: Libyrinth

(Un)Book Review: Libyrinth

Author: Pearl NorthReleased: July 7th 2009 by Tor Teen Summary from GoodReads:Haly is a Libyrarian, one of a group of people dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: The books speak to her. When the threat of the rival Eradicants drives her from her home, Haly learns that things are not all she thinks they are. Taken prisoner by the Eradicants, who believe the written word to be evil, she sees the world through their eyes and comes […]

Posted August 18, 2009
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