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YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our April novel, Me and Me by Alice Kuipers. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our May book: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton One misunderstood teen. One eccentric granny.… Continue reading YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

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Book Review: Life or Death by Larry Verstraete

  More than 30 riveting - and true! - survival stories from Larry Verstraete, the master of adventure non-fiction. A slave in mid-1800s North Carolina squeezes into a 2' x 3' box and has friends mail him to Philadelphia . . . and freedom. A doctor injects 8000 Polish Jews with a substance that makes… Continue reading Book Review: Life or Death by Larry Verstraete

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Book Club Review: Dust by Arthur Slade

Matthew is missing. Robert’s seven-year-old brother has vanished on a walk into town. Robert’s mother had asked him to accompany Matthew to Horshoe to buy some some gum, but Robert was miles away engrossed in a Martian adventure story, and certainly not home on his farm in Depression-era Saskatchewan. And when his younger brother disappears,Robert… Continue reading Book Club Review: Dust by Arthur Slade

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YA Book Club April Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our March novel, Dust by Arthur Slade. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our April book: Me and Me by Alice Kuipers It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to… Continue reading YA Book Club April Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not… Continue reading Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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YA Book Club March Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our February novel, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our March book: Dust by Arthur Slade A rainmaker brings rain to a drought-stricken town,… Continue reading YA Book Club March Book Announcement

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Book Review: Report to the Principal’s Office by Jerry Spinelli

While Sunny is determined to hate everyone at Plumstead Middle School, Eddie hopes simply to survive, Salem tries her hand at writing, and Pickles acts like . . . well, like Pickles. Original. My Thoughts I needed a quick read to fill in the time while my husband was away on a trip for work.… Continue reading Book Review: Report to the Principal’s Office by Jerry Spinelli