Archive | November, 2015

I’ll Give You The Sun Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 14 Summary: “A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil […]

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Clockwork Prince Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out […]

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Tiger’s Curse Review

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 12 Summary: “Passion. Fate. Loyalty. Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, […]

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My Thoughts #2: Past Vs. Present Tense

Both past and present tense have their places in writing. In my English class, we are taught to write in present tense for a literary analysis. In the narrative we wrote in class, both tenses were used, past tense for the flashback and present tense for the rest of the story. I don’t exactly see […]

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Article 5 Review

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes. There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually […]

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Snow Like Ashes Review

Rating: *** Suggested Age: 12 Summary: “A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbirdbecame both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was […]

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Throne of Glass Review

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 14 Summary: “After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new […]

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