Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Book Review: Me and Marvin ..

Book Review: Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardens is about a boy named Obe, who lives in the rural part of Pennsylvania. The land he lives on and now is being sold to housing developers used to be his family’s land, but his great grandfather had a drinking problem and it got taken by the banks. His family has a small portion that his great grandmother bought and lives comfortably. Unfortunately these new complexes means new families and he seems to have lost his only friend Tommy to a group of new kids. Their friendship ends quite dramatically with a fight over territory – the woods […]

Posted March 25, 2017
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Book Review: The Game of Lo..

Book Review: The Game of Love and Death

The Game of Love and Death is a story that is a story within a story. Our first two characters are Love and Death, who set up a game, something they have done for centuries. I thought it was interesting that instead of Life and Death, it was Love that faced the opposite. Their players were picked well, as set in the 1930s, they chose a mixed race. A more privileged white young man and a black young woman, who weren’t meant to fall in love since children, but the world around them is against the match. What I love is the […]

Posted August 30, 2016
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DNF Chronicles: Above

DNF Chronicles: Above

  Once upon a time, the phrase DNF (Did Not Finish) was not in our vocabulary. But with reviewing, comes those unexpected reads that simply do not click. These unfortunate DNF reads are cataloged within the DNF Chronicles. Even though we did not click, we hope that you will still give any of the books featured a shot.   Read to: page 160ish of 368   The Final Straw: Above is a book that I bought solely for the cover. Girl with wings… in the forefront is this gloomy looking city. It seemed to have my name all over it. […]

Posted May 15, 2012
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Book Review: I Now Pronounc..

Book Review: I Now Pronounce You Someone Else

True to the tone of a great contemporary novel, this was another book that tugged at my heart and while reading it, I really felt that I was the main character. I was just so involved in what she was thinking, going through and all of the fantastic emotions streaming through the novel. I cried when she cried, my heart skipped a beat when hers did and I just couldn't put this book down when I was reading it. It's about a 17 year old girl who falls in love, almost gets married before even going to school and decides […]

Posted October 14, 2010
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