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Review: The Sound of Your Voice…Only Really Far Away by Frances O’Roark Dowell

The Sound of Your Voice…Only Really Far Away by Frances O’Roark Dowell. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I’m getting a little bored with the “shoes and ankles that represent a character’s personality” theme on book … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Darling’s IT List by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’ IT List by Megan McCafferty. Little, Brown, and Company, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: Can we talk about the pink problem that’s happening here? It’s bad. Jessica’s dressed in her … Continue reading

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Joint Review: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix (Scholastic Imprint), 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic novel, contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: We love this cover because we loved the book, the cover perfectly exemplifies it. Graphic novels often have great covers, because the … Continue reading

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Detectives Week Review: Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief  by Wendelin Van Draanen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Face Value: I checked out an old library bound copy, and I love the oddly colored images on the cover. It’s … Continue reading

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Review: Addie on the Inside by James Howe

Addie on the Inside by James Howe. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Poetry Face Value: Even though it has that “cut off the body parts of the girl” element that can be really unappealing, I … Continue reading

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