Book Review: Anne of Green ..

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gablesby L.M. Montgomery When Marilla Cuthbert’s brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, “But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl.” It’s not long, though, before the Cuthberts can’t imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables–but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne “confesses” to losing Marilla’s amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair […]

Posted July 22, 2009
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Book Review: Graceling

Book Review: Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po. She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret […]

Posted July 20, 2009
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New Start Sunday

New Start Sunday

Welcome to a new project of mine… The Neverending Shelf. It is my hope to help others with reviews of both new and older books in multiple genres focusing mainly on young adult since that is what I tend to read. So without further ado, here is a my first review: Author: Susan Beth PfefferReleased: October 2006 by HarcourtSummary from GoodReads:It’s almost the end of Miranda’s sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver’s license. When Miranda first begins hearing […]

Posted July 19, 2009
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Book Review: Red Glass

Red Glass by Laura Resau From Laura’s website: One night Sophie, her mother, and her stepfather are called to a hospital, where Pablo, a five-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Pablo was carrying the business card of Sophie’s step-father – but he doesn’t recognize the boy. Crossing the border into Arizona with seven other Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pablo and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pablo comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie’s aunt Dika, a refugee from the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pablo – her […]

Posted July 19, 2009
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Book Review: The Book Thief

Book Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak I’ll admit, I kept on putting off this review for one main reason. It’s a reread for me. I know, everyone gasp – to reread a book these days with so many more coming out.. very unheard of. So I’m going to keep this simple in review, so simple that I will use bullet points: This book is amazing! I love the unique narrator – Death Plot: takes place in WWII, young girl named Liesel who obsesses over stealing books and her adventures in Nazi Germany is our main focus. The character Max really kept […]

Posted July 19, 2009
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Book Review: What the Moon ..

Book Review: What the Moon Saw

What the Moon Sawby Laura Resau Clara receives a letter from her grandparents in Mexico asking her to come and visit them for the summer. Her father was an illegal immigrant when he met Clara’s mother and now she has the chance to get to know the place where he grew up and his parents. What she finds when she arrives is a lack of a tv, dvd player and any other electronics that normally keep her busy. Surrounded by nature, she finds more about herself and the healing that she can do, just like her grandmother. Her grandmother shares […]

Posted July 7, 2009
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Book Review: Map of the Kno..

Book Review: Map of the Known World

Map of the Known World By Lisa Ann Sandell Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother’s secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one […]

Posted July 5, 2009
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Book Review: Twenty Boy Sum..

Book Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summerby Sarah Ockler Anna is friends with Frankie and in love/friends with her older brother Matt. After her birthday party, Matt kisses her and everything changes, but they decide not to tell Frankie. Just as Matt is about to leave for a family vacation where he plans to tell Frankie about them, he dies in a car accident. Anna and Frankie survive and manage to cope. A year later, they’re going back to the same vacation spot, Anna in Matt’s place. Frankie is changed though, obsessed with boys and experienced. She plots for them to find 20 potential […]

Posted July 4, 2009
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