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Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Enjoyment Rating: ***** Content Alert: On the scary side When I had the chance to read Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, I picked it up eagerly, since I’d heard great things about…

Book Review: Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

  Title: Okay for Now Author: Gary Schmidt Enjoyment Rating: **** Content Alert: Some mild language I finished reading this book a few days ago and passed it along to my fifth-grade daughter. Last night she came into my…

Book Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Title: Code Name Verity Author: Elizabeth Wein Enjoyment Rating: **** Content Alert: Wartime violence A British spy, Verity, is caught by the Gestapo in France and forced to tell her story. The story she tells, about two young girls,…

Book Review: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R. J. Palacio Enjoyment Rating: **** Content Alert: a fairly clean read Several years ago, our family adopted a baby girl with a cleft lip and palate. While we were wading through red tape and waiting…

Book Review: Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

  Title: Miles from Ordinary Author: Carol Lynch Williams Enjoyment Rating: *** Carol Lynch Williams is a master at presenting the tough, dark parts of life, the ones we’d rather leave untouched. In Glimpse, her protagonists were forced into prostitution. In The…

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Enjoyment Rating: ***** Content Alert: Some swearing, dark theme for young teensTake three cousins and one friend so close he’s practically family: Cady, Mirren, Johnny and Gat. Add one private island off…