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Sophronia Is At It Again

Waistcoats & Weaponry:¬†Finishing School Book the Third by Gail Carriger. New York, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2014. Sophronia has returned to Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. This year’s syllabus includes dancing as well as the … Continue reading

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Questions of Faith and Forgiveness

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014. Matthew Turner doesn’t believe in anything. Not family – his is falling apart around him in the aftermath of his younger brother’s suicide. Not God, because if there was a beneficent, … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

The Girl With the Windup Heart by Kady Cross. Harlequin Teen, 2014 This fourth installment in The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross focuses on Jack Dandy, the master criminal, and Mila, the part-human, part-automaton young woman rescued from The Machinist … Continue reading

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An Excellent Graphic Adaptation of a Wonderful Book

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell. HarperCollins, 2014 This graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Graveyard Book is likely to become as beloved as … Continue reading

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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller. New York: Harper Teen, 2014. Rory Vaughn happily lives her life guided by Lux, an app that makes most of her decisions for her – from things as simple as what coffee to order … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Bright Lights

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? by Sara Hantz. Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, 2014. Most of us, at one time or another, have dreamed of fame and being part of what the glittering world of Hollywood. … Continue reading

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A Troubling Message to Be Sending to Middle Grade Readers

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani I normally don’t write reviews of books I haven’t finished. I also avoid reviewing books I don’t care for, preferring to save my energy for spreading the word about great books. But in … Continue reading

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“Truth” and Consequences

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. Roaring Book Press, 2014. Everybody knows the truth about Alice. Everyone knows she slept with two guys in one night at Elaine’s party.Everyone knows she’s responsible for the star quarterback’s death. Everybody knows … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love Dogs?

Or at least books about dogs? This year’s Hub Challenge list included two great dog books, the nonfiction title, How to Speak Dog by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman, D.V.M. and the graphic novel, Dogs of War by Sheila … Continue reading

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A Supernatural Mystery Across the Ages

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013. When Eric Seven, a journalist, visits Blessed Island in the year 2073, he feels an instant connection to Merle. Is it love at first sight, or something more mysterious? … Continue reading

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