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Review: Masquerade

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz My rating: 3 of 5 starsThe second book in the series seemed just as good as the first. It didn’t summarize everything in the first book (thank you!!) like some series books seem to … Continue reading

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Review: Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz My rating: 3 of 5 starsSo I’ve been trying to read books that my female students seem to be in love with and I picked this one up. After reading Twilight I was … Continue reading

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War & Peace

Title: War & PeaceAuthor: Leo TolstoyReview: I know it’s no news that this book is long, but I think since I had to read it for class it just made it seem that much longer. However, I did enjoy it. … Continue reading

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A Hero of Our Time

Title: A Hero of Our TimeAuthor: Mikhail LermontovRating: 3 outta 5 starsReview: This book is similar to Eugene Onegin in so many ways…and yet, I didn’t like it near as much. I always find it hard to like a book … Continue reading

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Inkdeath

Title: InkdeathAuthor: Cornelia FunkeRating: 4 outta 5 starsReview: I really enjoyed this series, it’s very original. In this book, the Bluejay has to decide to stay and fight the way the Inkworld is turning, or to return to the safety … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin

Title: Eugene OneginAuthor: Alexander PushkinRating: 4 outta 5 starsReview: Considering this was a “I had to read it” book, I really liked it. Sadly, what did I like about it most? It rhymed – which is always fun, and the … Continue reading

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Inkspell

Book Title: InkspellAuthor: Cornelia FunkeRating: 4 outta 5 starsReview: Yes, this book took me forever to read. No, it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. It was good. Very good. Meggie reads herself into Inkworld (at the end of the last … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska

Title: Looking for AlaskaAuthor: John GreenRating: 4.5 out of 5 starsReview: Read this. If you’re in high school (or have been…recently), read this. At times – as a teacher – I thought the language was a bit rough, but it’s … Continue reading

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Bottled Up

Title: Bottled UpAuthor: Jaye MurrayRating: 4 outta 5 starsReview: So Pip is a guy with a lot of problems. 1. His dad’s a jerk…and an alcoholic.2. His mother’s a pill popper.3. He smokes way too much pot.4. His friends are … Continue reading

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Hattie Big Sky

Title: Hattie Big SkyAuthor: Kirby LarsonRating: 4 outta 5 starsReview: Hattie Big Sky is based on Ms. Larson’s ancestor who actually went through the homestead experience. Hattie is a strong willed, naive, hopeful, and good-natured character. As a girl, she … Continue reading

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