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YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

We don't normally meet during the summer months of July or August. However, as this year is so different and most of us are not traveling this summer, we decided to continue with our book club! So, apologies for this late July announcement, however here it is, and please read along with us. The Absence… Continue reading YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

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Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (a Hunger Games novel) by Suzanne Collins

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (a Hunger Games novel) by Suzanne Collins

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YA Book Club – June Book Announcement

Read along with us in June! My Long List of Impossible Things by Michelle Barker The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her family into turmoil. The fighting has stopped, but German society is in collapse, resulting in tremendous hardship. With their father… Continue reading YA Book Club – June Book Announcement

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Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the… Continue reading Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

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YA Book Club – May Book Announcement

Read along with us in May! No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a job, or a home. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, they move into a camper van, just… Continue reading YA Book Club – May Book Announcement

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Book Review: The Journey Forward, a novella on reconciliation

The Journey Forward, A Novella On Reconciliation: When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! by Richard Van CampThis the story of 12-year-old Dene Cho, who is angry that his people are losing their language, traditions, and ways of being. Elder Snowbird is there to answer some of Dene Cho's questions, and to share their history… Continue reading Book Review: The Journey Forward, a novella on reconciliation

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YA Book Club – April Book Announcement

Due to some personal issues we missed a March book, sorry. However, read along with us in April! Bloom by Kenneth Oppel It was just rain. But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up. Suddenly— They. Are. Everywhere. They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic… Continue reading YA Book Club – April Book Announcement

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Book Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

He's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan's dog, and they love each other absolutely. Usually her pet follows Cara everywhere, but on the day the family first… Continue reading Book Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

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YA Book Club – February Book Announcement

Read along with us in February! A World Below by Wesley King Winner of the Red Maple Fiction Award Mr. Baker’s eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. But when an earthquake hits, their field trip takes a terrifying turn. The students are plunged… Continue reading YA Book Club – February Book Announcement

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Book Review: The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester

In this hilarious, new series, four ordinary kids are about to learn that they are on deck. . . to save the world! Jessica Flem has spent the better part of her life so far reacting allergically to everything - and much of it in her basement where she rules the online game Gang of… Continue reading Book Review: The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester