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Indian Horse

Posted on: April 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm, in

Indian HorseBy Richard Wagamese Lately I have been fascinated by Canadian First Nations writers, and the writing of Richard Wagamese shimmers.  Indian Horse is the story of Saul Indian Horse, an Ojibway from northern Ontario.  His life is marred by the horrors of the residential schools, which systematically separated children from families and tore the […]

The City of Ember

Posted on: April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am, in

The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau At age 12, Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow are finishing school and ready to begin working.  In the City of Ember, everybody works and contributes to the efficient running of the city.   But city progress is faltering.  Ember is a city of darkness.  Its citizens rely completely on […]

The Rithmatist

Posted on: April 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm, in

The Rithmatist  By Brandon Sanderson Joel is a high-school student who, despite his poverty, attends the exclusive Armedius Academy.  He has access to some of the best teachers in the United Isles. Yet he squanders the opportunity to excel at most academic subjects because more than anything, he wants to become a Rithmatist. Rithmatists are […]

We Were Liars

Posted on: April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am, in

We Were Liars We Were Liars by E. Lockhart This book compels you to read to the end as soon as possible so you can actually find out what has happened to this group of  four that nobody will talk about! The story begins simply enough;Welcome to the Sinclair family.  No one is a criminal. No […]

Love in the Time of Global Warming

Posted on: April 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm, in

Love in the Time of Global WarmingBy Francesca Lia Block Penelope Overland’s life has been completely destroyed by the Earth Shaker, the global earthquake-turned-tsunami that has left the world in ruins.  Pen is one of the few survivors, although her parents, best friends and little brother have disappeared.  Seemingly trapped in her Los Angeles home, […]

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Posted on: April 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm, in

City of the Lostby Kelley Armstrong Murders, cannibals, and the gorgeous Canadian wilderness, Kelley Armstrong really knows the way to my heart.  I always get a little giddy when Armstrong releases a new book because I know that more often than not, I would like if not love whatever she writes. I really liked City of the […]

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Posted on: April 7, 2016 at 9:35 am, in

by Beck Albertalli Becky Albertalli’s “Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is a cute, zippy romance between two teenage boys who have never met each other. Technically they have­-they go to the same high school- but they don’t know who each other are. Then they begin speaking anonymously using the school’s gossip Tumblr. I don’t […]

The Witches

Posted on: April 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm, in

The WitchesBy Roald DahlI must warn you that this one really scared me as a child. Even though I was scared I would ask my Mom to read it to me again and again. This classic Roald Dahl adventure follows a young boy and his grandmother as they hatch a plot to rid the world […]

Murder in the Mystery Suite

Posted on: April 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm, in

Murder in the mystery suiteBy Ellery AdamsI picked up this book on the recommendation of a friend. She told me that I would love the setting of this mystery novel. Well she was more than right! Set in the countryside near a quaint town is the hotel of every library employees dreams. The resort hotel […]

The War that Saved My Life

Posted on: April 3, 2016 at 11:21 am, in

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Britain is on the edge of joining World War II and after threats by the Germans the government decides that children living in London must be evacuated to the countryside. Ada lives in London in a one room apartment with her mom and younger brother. Born with a club foot that […]