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Review: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana. Chronicle Books, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: The simple cover is almost whimsical. Looking at the muddy boots made me think … Continue reading

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Review: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. Little Brown and Company, 2012. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Well I like the ketchup clouds. But other than that I don’t really understand the cover, and don’t like it all that much. I … Continue reading

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Review: Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014. Available January 28, 2014. Genre: Time Travel / Historical Fiction Face Value: I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in this cover. It’s not that it’s … Continue reading

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Review: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding. Entangled Teen, 2013. Available December 3. Age Level & Genre: YA realistic fiction. Face Value: I haven’t seen the published cover yet, but the cover image available online is pretty good (despite … Continue reading

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Review: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: How to describe the genre? It’s not quite fantasy, but it definitely isn’t realism. It has illustration, but it isn’t fully a graphic novel. It’s a story about … Continue reading

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Review: Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano

Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano. Harper, 2013. Currently Available Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: You can’t get the full effect from just the image here, but this is one of the most beautifully designed books I have ever seen. … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. Viking Juvenile, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I have to agree with the ladies of Forever Young Adult, and their assessment that this cover looks more or less like … Continue reading

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Review: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf. Dial Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a perfectly solid cover. While it doesn’t blow me away, I always think that a text-based cover design is … Continue reading

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Review: Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. Katherine Tegen Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I like this cover, and it fits the book. It looks young, but I think that this book plays best on the … Continue reading

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Review: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I’m mixed on this cover. On the one hand, I find it a little twee, with the girl and the umbrella and the wisps … Continue reading

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