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Review: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry April 22, 2014
Review: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Three Black Swans Author: Caroline B. Cooney Format: Hardcover Page Count: 288 pages Reading Grade Level: Grade 7-10 Summary: During her sophomore science class, Missy is given an assignment to create a scientific hoax. (Example = burying a leftover chicken bone from dinner and later finding it and […]

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Review: Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher

by First Mate Keira April 21, 2014
Review: Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher

by First Mate Keira Title: Stoneheart Author: Charlie Fletcher Format: Hardback Page Count: 450 Grade Reading Level: Grades 5-8 Summary: 12 year old George Chapman is on a field trip with his class to the Natural History Museum in London. When he’s removed from the rest of the class for something he didn’t do, George […]

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Movie Review: Eclipse directed by David Slade

by CaptainYarr April 20, 2014
Movie Review: Eclipse directed by David Slade

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Eclipse Director: David Slade Run Time: 124 Rated: PG-13 Summary: Victoria’s back! But she’s not alone. She’s creating an army of newborns to destroy to the one thing that keeps Edward alive! Bella Swan. But how will the Cullen’s survive a battle of an army of new born vampires!? Unfortunately […]

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Review: The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

by First Mate Keira April 17, 2014
Review: The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

by First Mate Keira Title: The False Princess Author: Eilis O’Neal Format: Hardback Page Count: 319 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 11-19 Summary: Nalia is a shy bookworm princess whose only close friend is her best friend Kerinan, the son of an earl. On her 16th birthday, Nalia is told she’s a substitute princess; a […]

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Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

by First Mate Keira April 16, 2014
Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? Author: Melissa Kantor Format: Hardback Page Count: 283 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary:  Lucy Norton is a modern day Cinderella. Forced to move from San Francisco to Long Island because of her dad’s remarriage, she’s struggling to find […]

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Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry April 15, 2014
Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 pages Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: After Katniss’s survival of the Quarter Quell, she is whisked of to underground (literally and figuratively) District 13. Over the course of the book Katniss is preparing for when she can go […]

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