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Unfurl the Jib: Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

3rd July 2012 | Closed

Clementine is forced to spend a summer on a boat with her family. This would be bad enough if it was any other summer, but to make it all worse, this is the summer after Clementine has lost all of her friends and had her heart broken into a million little pieces. Her life is […]

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Nine Lives, Nine Times to Die: All These Lives by Sarah Wylie

26th June 2012 | Closed

I feel like I’m becoming a bit of a connoisseur of Cancer Kid books lately. This year has been packed with them–The Fault in Our Stars, Me & Earl, The Probability of Miracles, and Gone, Gone, Gone all come to mind immediately. These books have been varying levels of funny and touching, and they have […]

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Always Once Upon a Time in New York City: A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley

25th June 2012 | Closed

In Gwendolyn Heasley’s companion to Where I Belong, small-town Texan teen Kitsy Kidd takes center stage. When Kitsy is accepted into a prestigious summer art program, her friend Corrinne’s family offers to pay for her course and allow her to stay in their Manhattan apartment. Kitsy has always dreamed of being an artist. but she […]

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The Truth And Nothing But The Truth: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

21st June 2012 | 3 Comments

I have heard a lot of extremely high praise for Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity. Praise from people whose opinions I truly respect. Code Name Verity contains several things I typically love, including a World War II setting and an unreliable narrator. And yet….I have to confess that I found reading Code Name Verity incredibly […]

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She’s a Dead Boy’s Girlfriend: One Moment and Breaking Beautiful

19th June 2012 | Closed

I recently had some concerns that I had read the same book back to back. Reading in topical clusters is not entirely new to me, but when I finished Kristina McBride’s One Moment and Jennifer Shaw Wolf’s Breaking Beautiful, I was amazed by their eerie similarity. And yet I loved them both. The rundown of […]

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