Coming of Age

Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

by First Mate Keira November 14, 2014
Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Reviewed First Mate Keira Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author: Brian Selznick Format: Hardback Page Count: 533 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 3-6 Summary: Hugo Cabret is an orphan and he lives inside the walls at a train station in Paris. His uncle had trained him to fix the station’s clocks before he disappeared. […]

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Review: A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

by BookWatch November 1, 2014
Review: A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

by Bookwatch, guest reviewer Title: A Girl Named Disaster Author: Nancy Farmer Format: Paperback Page Count: 320 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: This is a story about an African girl whose mother was killed by a leopard, whose father had gone away, and who soon will be married to a cruel man who […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

by CaptainYarr October 22, 2014
Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback # of pages: 734 Grade Reading Level: 5.9; Ages 8+ Summary: Something old is returning to Hogwarts this year, and with it two new populations of students from foreign wizarding schools. In a contest to see who […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

by CaptainYarr October 16, 2014
Review: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hard Back # of pages 870 Grade Reading Level: 5.9; 4-8 grade Summary: If Harry Potter expected Lord Voldemort to make a sudden and frightening reappearance to the wizarding world, he would be dead wrong. No, Lord Voldemort […]

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Review: The Testing (Testing, Book 1) by Joelle Charbonneau

by First Mate Keira October 15, 2014
Review: The Testing (Testing, Book 1) by Joelle Charbonneau

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Testing (Testing, Book 1) Author: Joelle Charbonneau Format: Ebook Page Count: 336 Pages Grade Reading Level: Agest 14+ Summary: The Seven Stages of War devastated much of the planet. To ensure future generations rebuild what the previous generations destroyed, the Testing was created by the United Commonwealth. From […]

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Review: The Gate Thief (Mither Mages, Book 2) by Orson Scott Card

by First Mate Keira October 9, 2014
Review: The Gate Thief (Mither Mages, Book 2) by Orson Scott Card

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Gate Thief (Mither Mages, Book 2) Author: Orson Scott Card Format: Audiobook Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Rankin Length: 12 hours Grade Reading Level: Ages 15+ Summary: Gatemage Danny North is the most powerful mage on earth and that puts him in a deadly dangerous position. He’s in the […]

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