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Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson


Excellent book. I have recommended to a number of my high school students. Our school students perform yearly at a Consent Assembly. We will have a discussion on the true stories presented at the assembly. This novel is about a … Continue reading

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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1, The Forbidden Stone, by Tony Abbott


If you like Riordan’s books, National Treasure, or the Da Vinci code, you will love this series. I could barely put Book 1 down from start to finish over two days. Historical fact and fiction are woven together. Did Copernicus construct … Continue reading

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The Hired Girl, by Laura Amy Schlitz


This story is told in the first person by a 14-year old girl through her journal, written in 1911. It starts out slowly as she is working on a farm. Her mother has passed away and she is doing all … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


There is a reason this book has topped the New York Best Seller list for months. I got it for my Kindle so I can say I am 95% done. My librarian friend Julie finds this funny. Usually people say … Continue reading

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Why Boys Don’t Talk by Susan Shaffer & Linda Gordon


Why Boys don’t Talk is a good read for parents of a teen boy. For those of us with sons who won’t come to the dinner table, have difficulty getting off the sofa with the war games and crime t.v. … Continue reading

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Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


You know that guilty feeling you have when you eat a really good piece of dark chocolate and you feel like you shouldn’t have. One of my friends once said, “Remove the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. Only do what … Continue reading

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Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online, by Anastasia Goodstein


Totally Wired is required reading for Library Science 264. I have my own 14 year old son and a daughter who will be 10 soon and just got her first cell phone. I was interested to read what Goodstein had … Continue reading

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