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Miss Emily

Posted on: August 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm, in

Miss EmilyBy Nuala O’Connor “Oh, chimerical, perplexing, beautiful words!  I love to use the pretty ones like blades and the ugly ones to console.  I use dark ones to illuminate and bright ones to mourn.  And when I feel as if a tomahawk has scalped me, I know it is poetry then and I leave […]

Genesis

Posted on: August 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm, in

GenesisBy Helen Dennis When a boy washes up on the shore of the Thames – alive, but barely – Londoners want to know who he is and what he was doing in the river.  But the boy has no memory of anything and doesn’t even know his own name.  No one comes forward to claim […]

Windfall

Posted on: August 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm, in

windfall Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith Windfall, by Jennifer E Smith is a story about luck. Who has the luck is up to the reader to decide. When Alice buys a winning lottery ticket for her best friend, Teddy, his luck appears to change, but will it change the two friends who share a rough […]

The Princess In Black

Posted on: August 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm, in

The Princess In Black By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Princess Magnolia is prim and proper, as a princess should be.  She wears frilly pink dresses and takes tea with duchesses and never gets her hands dirty.  But Princess Magnolia has a secret: when the monster alarm rings, she knows she […]

History of Wolves

Posted on: August 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm, in

History of Wolves History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund Told through the perspective of 14 year old Linda/Madeline, History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund is an incredible first novel filled with emotion, power and depth exploring Linda’s coming of age in a remote community in the northeastern US. Linda lives in a shack on the […]

Girl in the Blue Coat

Posted on: August 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm, in

Girl in the Blue Coat By Monica Hesse Hanneke, a teenage girl trying to make ends meet, delivers black market goods to paying customers in Nazi occupied Amsterdam.  Hanneke has a special knack for finding sought after items. Her boyfriend was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded, so Hanneke likes to […]