Book Review: The Other Side

Book Review: The Other Side

The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormalby Marley Gibson, Patrick Burns, and Dave Schrader The Other Side is a teen nonfiction book that guides you through what it takes to become a ghost hunter and all that is involved. There are three authors in this book, one of which is Marley Gibson – the author of the Ghost Huntress series. In the book, it is discussed how to set up a team for ghost hunting, what equipment is involved and how to use it, as well as where to look for spirits. I loved that […]

Posted October 3, 2009
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Book Review: Jellicoe Road

Book Review: Jellicoe Road

Author: Melina MarchettaPublication Date: September 2008 Goodreads “What do you want from me?” he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More. Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn’t a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all. In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing […]

Posted October 3, 2009
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Book Review: Okay

Book Review: Okay

Author: Katherine MarpleReleased: 2008Description from GoodReads: She’s just a young woman, in her junior year in high school. She’s just growing into her skin, slowly becoming comfortable and learning who she is. She is always at her best friend London’s side; though he’s older by one year, he takes her under his wing. There’s just one thing that sets her apart from the rest- . Her Father is an alcoholic. She is able to cope with this for years until one night he takes it too far. One night, she runs as fast as she can. She reaches for London. […]

Posted September 30, 2009
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Book Review: Fade

Book Review: Fade

Author: Lisa McMannReleased: February 2009Summary from GoodReads: SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it’s […]

Posted September 29, 2009
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Author’s Corner w/ Li..

Author’s Corner w/ Lisa McMann

Today I am happy to welcome Lisa McMann, who is the author of the Wake trilogy. ____________________ How long have you been writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a writer, or did you just kind of fall into it? I've been writing since 4th grade and that's when I decided I wanted to be a writer. I tried briefly to get published right out of college but only collected rejections, and then real life happened. I got married, worked hard, had a couple kids. I started writing again in 2002 and published a few dozen flash and […]

Posted September 28, 2009
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Book Review: I, Coriander

Book Review: I, Coriander

Author: Sally GardnerPublication date: March 1, 2007 It is night, and I have lit the first of seven candles to write my story by. My name is Coriander Hobie, and I have a great many things to tell–of silver shoes that tempted me and an alligator most rare; of London, the home of my childhood, and another, stranger land, one that I thought only existed in dreams; and of an ebony box whose treasure only now am I beginning to understand. The box was once my mother’s, but its secrets were meant for me. This being my story and a […]

Posted September 27, 2009
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Graphic Novel Reviews: Hatt..

Graphic Novel Reviews: Hatter M and Mad with Wonder

*Please note that these graphic novels are a spin-off of The Looking Glass Wars series, so the review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.* I have been a long time fan of The Looking Glass Wars series, so I was really excited to take my love for this series into a different medium. The first thing I did upon opening these novels was take a minute to fully appreciate the artwork. It is simply breathtaking. My attention was captured by its sketchy style, layers of textures and colors. It is interesting to note that most of the colors […]

Posted September 25, 2009
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Graphic Novel Review: Mad w..

Graphic Novel Review: Mad with Wonder

*Please note that these graphic novels are a spin-off of The Looking Glass Wars series, so the review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.* I have been a long time fan of The Looking Glass Wars series, so I was really excited to take my love for this series into a different medium. The first thing I did upon opening these novels was take a minute to fully appreciate the artwork. It is simply breathtaking. My attention was captured by its sketchy style, layers of textures and colors. It is interesting to note that most of the colors […]

Posted September 25, 2009
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