Monster

Walter Dean Myers “The movie is more real in so many ways than the life I am leading. No, that’s not true. I just desperately wish this was only a movie.” Monster is on Time’s Best 100 YA list, which is how I finally came to reading this book. I am disappointed I have put […]

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Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher

Maxine Sylvester “I’ve got some carrots instead,” Ronaldo said. He unzipped his backpack and rummaged around with his hoof. “What? They’re gone!” He cried. “I don’t believe it!” “The Phantom Carrot Snatcher strikes again!” Said Rudi dramatically. This is an adorable children’s book! I wish I could have gotten a copy around the holidays to […]

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We Were Brave

Karla M. Jay We Were Brave is a multi-perspective holocaust fiction. The themes are heavy, the characters excellent, and the view of America is eye-opening. I enjoy holocaust fiction and nonfiction, if you do too, I recommend you give We Were Brave a read. Wilhelm Falk is trying to bring light to the crimes of […]

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Lord of the Flies

William Golding “I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either.” Piggy paused. “Unless—” Ralph moved restlessly. “Unless what?” “Unless we get frightened of people.” I was so excited to see Lord of the Flies on Time’s Best 100 YA List, not only because […]

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The Princess Bride

Abridgment by William Goldman, the original author is S. Morgenstern ‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said. Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’ ‘‘Refusal means death.’’ ‘‘Kill me then.’’ I have […]

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate Dicamillo “Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”  I am familiar with Kate Dicamillo’s work but never put aside the time to actually read anything. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is on Time’s Best 100 YA list for a good reason, it […]

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