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Review: Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder Random House, 2011 (Available September 27) Genre: Realistic Fiction with a Magical Element Face Value: Though there’s sort of a disembodied element here, I actually really like this cover! Yes, part of … Continue reading

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Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma Dutton Books, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Speculative Fiction, Contemporary Face Value: Well let’s see. We have a ghostly floating girl in a flimsy white dress. We can’t see the face of course, but at … Continue reading

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Review: Marty McGuire by Kate Messner

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner. Scholastic Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Early chapter book/realistic fiction Face Value: At first glance, the illustrated cover of Marty McGuire blends in to the crowd of other Middle Grade chapter books. She’s a contemporary … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Harper Collins, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Novel in Verse Face Value: This cover is just lovely. I love the colors and I think the silhouettes of Há and her beloved … Continue reading

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Review: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg. DC Comics, 2007. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Bold and incredibly cool, this cover is hard to miss. There is a mix of graphic and photographic. We have … Continue reading

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Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent, by Veronica Roth Katherine Tegen Books, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Dystopian Speculative Fiction Face Value: This cover suggests to the world that you are reading the Next Big Thing in YA Dystopian Fiction. This is fine, because that is … 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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