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Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Blurb from Goodreads: Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her "other" parents in this ...
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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Summary from Goodreads: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in ...
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Book Review: Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee

Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the A-team. If *that* happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if THAT happens, his life will be over. Soon his parents are fighting, his grandmother Yin-Yin ...
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Book Review: A Border Passage: From Cairo To America by Leila Ahmed

In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed tells a moving tale of her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist living in America. As a young woman in Cairo ...
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Book Review: Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

Blurb from Goodreads: Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones. Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”-known to everyone as the Glitterati-without them suspecting a thing, is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and ...
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Book Review: Rocky Road by Rose Kent

Ice cream warms the heart, no matter what the weather. That's the Dobson family motto. Whenever things get tough, they break out the special heart-shaped bowls and make sundaes. The road has been especially rocky lately for Tess and her deaf little brother, Jordan. Their plucky Texan mother talks big, but her get-rich-quick business schemes have only landed them in ...
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Book Review: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on: • financing your travel time • ...
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Book Review: Just Grace Walks the Dog by Charise Mericle Harper

<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2537363.Just_Grace_Walks_the_Dog" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Just Grace Walks the Dog (Just Grace, #3)" border="0" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349062772m/2537363.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2537363.Just_Grace_Walks_the_Dog">Just Grace Walks the Dog</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32416.Charise_Mericle_Harper">Charise Mericle Harper</a><br/> My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1214703991">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br /> Another cute story from Just Grace. She is determined to show her parents that she is responsible because she really really wants a dog, ...
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Book Review: Still Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper

A fun new boy has just moved in next door to Grace’s best friend, Mimi. When Grace has to go away on a family trip during school, she is terrified that when she comes back Mimi will be best friends with Max instead! After her trip, not only does it seem her fear has come true, but Mimi is even ...
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Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother ...
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