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Perfect Score

Posted on: February 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm, in

by Rob Buyea Featuring a mixed up group of sixth graders, this novel explores the struggles faced by each student and how they evolve to become better human beings by their teachers. When they first enter class, the students discover their assigned teacher is replaced by retiree Mrs. Woods, a no-nonsense straightforward educator. Along with […]

Feed

Posted on: February 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm, in

FeedBy M.T. Anderson Titus lives in a future where information no longer comes through a device; rather, it infiltrates the brain directly through a “feed”.  Advertising and entertainment pop right into people’s heads.  People can “chat” each other through the feed and often are not accustomed to speaking out loud.  Titus and his friends are […]

New Boy

Posted on: February 23, 2018 at 9:46 am, in

New BoyBy Tracy Chevalier The Shakespearian tragedy of Othello is reimagined in Tracy Chevalier’s mesmerizing book, New Boy. When Osei arrives at his new school in Washington D.C. in the 1970s, he is the only black boy on the playground.  This is not a new experience for him.  Osei’s father is a diplomat from Ghana […]

The Magic Misfits

Posted on: February 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm, in

The Magic Misfits    by Neil Patrick Harris   The Magic Misfits is a fun, quirky middle grade book by actor Neil Patrick Harris. It begins with Carter, a young boy who lives with his Uncle Sly, a street con artist who forces Carter, a young magician, to assist him with his pick-pocketing. Having had enough […]

Willliam Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle

Posted on: February 15, 2018 at 8:32 pm, in

William Wenton and the Impossible PuzzleBy Bobbie Peers William Olsen has been living in Norway for the past eight years.  When William’s grandfather disappeared, William and his parents had to leave England and now they are in hiding.  William longs to know the secrets that sent his family underground.  He also longs to go back […]

The Explorer

Posted on: February 8, 2018 at 4:44 pm, in

The Explorer By Katherine Rundell In a small plane, four children travel over the Amazon jungle.  Each has a good reason to be on an excursion without their parents and will meet their adults at their destination.  But when the pilot has what appears to be a heart attack, Fred, Con, Lila and her little […]

Exit West

Posted on: February 7, 2018 at 6:15 pm, in

Exit West by Moshin Hamid In the futuristic, magical novel Exit West by Moshin Hamid, Saeed and Nadia meet in an evening class in an unidentified country that is under siege and about to explode into war.  Saeed is contemplative and reserved while Nadia is fiercely independent and confident.  As their friendship develops, the fighting […]

All The Crooked Saints

Posted on: February 5, 2018 at 4:02 pm, in

All The Crooked SaintsBy Maggie Stiefvater Beatriz Soria is not only fiercely intelligent, she can also grant miracles.  So can her cousins, cool Joaquin and saintly Daniel.  In fact, all the Sorias have the power to grant miracles.  In Bicho Raro, Colorado, miracles are commonplace.  The Sorias are accustomed to “pilgrims” who come to them […]