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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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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 4 Update

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it is Week 4 already. Where did April go? I finished three more titles this week, bringing my total so far to 12. I also checked off two more lists, leaving just two from … Continue reading

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, 2011. 409 pages. Michael J. Printz Award Honor Book, 2012. “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” The tiny island of Thisby’s sole claim to fame … Continue reading

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This Post-Apocalypic Adventure Really Delivers!

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. Recommended grades 9-12. You’ve got to be both smart and lucky to survive as a ship breaker on Bright Sands Beach. Life is bleak eking a living by scavenging parts … Continue reading

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