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The Chocolate Wars

Robert Cormier Do I dare disturb the universe? The Chocolate War can be found on Time’s 100 Best YA List, somehow I am still trucking through it. Let’s get right to it, should you read The Chocolate War? No. When I finished The Chocolate War, I sat for a moment to collect my thoughts. While the ending was […]

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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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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson “We need a place,” she said, “just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.” … She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. “It might be a whole secret country,” she continued, “and you and I would be the rulers of […]

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon “You are very lucky to be at this table,” Chassar said. “Few men seek the Priory and live to see it.” Another man poured Loth a cup of pale wine. “The Priory, Your Excellency?” Loth asked, perplexed. “You are in the Priory of the Orange Tree, Lord Arteloth. In Lasia.” Between The […]

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The Lord of the Rings

Said Gimli, ‘but you too, Pippin. I love you, if only because of the pains you have cost me, which I shall never forget. Nor shall I forget finding you on the hill of the last battle. Oh man, I have been putting these off for SO long. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are both […]

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The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien A thing is about to happen which has not happened since the Elder Days: the Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong. We cared little for what lay beyond the borders of our land. Songs we have that tell of these things, but we are forgetting them, teaching […]

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Time Crawlers: Stories From a Parallel Universe

Varun Sayal “These stories are events that my brain somehow tapped into and captured in detail. Let me know if your unconscious mind visited the same universes as mine.” Time Crawlers: Stories From A Parallel Universe is a collection of six short science fiction stories. The stories do not lack action, advanced technology, or mythology but […]

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