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Review: Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee, Illustrated by Tony Fucile

Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. Illustrated by Tony Fucile. Candlewick Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Picture book/easy reader. Face Value: Stunning. The eager faces! The mysterious crystal ball and hands creeping from the foreground! … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson. Penguin, 2004. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This one has a very subtle cover design. Cutaway hearts in a triangle formation give us a glimpse of three girls casually lying in … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Little Brown and Company, 2009. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: It’s not bad, actually. I think the title of this book is terribly misleading, and doesn’t really get at the … Continue reading

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Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: When I first saw this book reviewed, back in February over at The Book Smugglers, I got really excited, because this is such a Sarah-book. … Continue reading

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Review: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is dynamite. The illustrator, Abigail Halpin, created this vivid depiction of Dini’s new setting – … Continue reading

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Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

Past Perfect by Leila Sales Simon Pulse, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Ok, no. This is not acceptable. Publishers of Leila Sales’s books, we need to have a talk. This is great content you have going … Continue reading

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Review: Dreams of Significant Girls by Christina Garcia

Dreams of Significant Girls, by Christina Garcia Simon & Schuster, 2011. (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Realism Face Value: Well it’s certainly pretty to look at, and I wasn’t embarrassed to read it on a train. And I do appreciate … Continue reading

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Review: Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares Random House, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realism Face Value: The cover suggests the beach read that it is, though it’s unfortunate that even this adult venture had to include a headless girl in some … Continue reading

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