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Sunshine in Your Heart

It was gray and rainy this morning where I live. We had to duck and cover as we sprinted from the parked car to the church doors. Partway through the church service, we sang: “You can live a happy…

Book Review: The Hiding Place

I don’t even know where to start. First, I am a little upset that no one in my 31 years of life made me read this book. Maybe some of you in high school have or are going to…

Wonder- a Review

It’s a miracle when a book is faithfully adapted into a movie. It’s even better when both mediums express the story and emphasize the importance of kindness outside one’s comfort zone, loving families, and understanding the problems of a…

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,…