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The Center of Everything by Linda Urban

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: Nice. It’s simple and features a real-looking, whole-bodied girl. It may not be the most eye-catching of covers, … Continue reading

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Review: Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg

Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg. Delacorte, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: I like this cover a lot. Even though it is definitely PINK, I find the silhouetted characters and landscape to be very … Continue reading

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Review: A Certain October by Angela Johnson

A Certain October by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is perfect. I love it. I can’t stop looking at it. Were I a librarian or bookseller, this would be … Continue reading

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Review: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Dial Press, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Realism. (also technically Adult Fiction. shhh) Face Value: I love this cover. I love it so much that I want a print of it to … 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: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Penguin, 2012. Currently Available. Joint Review: Since Brianna is moving to Wisconsin this week and we both have been excited about this one for awhile, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and write a … Continue reading

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Review: Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a classy cover. Nothing about it either glamorizes drugs, sensationalizes drug addicts or resorts to scare tactics. No faces. … Continue reading

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