Coming of Age

Review: The People of Sparks (The Books of Ember, Book 2) by Jeanne DuPrau

by First Mate Keira December 8, 2014
Review: The People of Sparks (The Books of Ember, Book 2) by Jeanne DuPrau

By First Mate Keira Title: The People of Sparks (The Books of Ember, Book 2) Author: Jeanne DuPrau Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 352 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: When the people of Ember emerge from underground they are in shock. Following Lina and Doon’s advice they all trickle down to the road […]

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Review: The City of Ember (The Books of Ember, Book 1) by Jeanne DuPrau

by First Mate Keira December 6, 2014
Review: The City of Ember (The Books of Ember, Book 1) by Jeanne DuPrau

By First Mate Keira Title: The City of Ember (The Books of Ember, Book 1) Author: Jeanne DuPrau Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 270 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Once upon a time The City of Ember was built by mankind deep underground to save the human race from the brink of destruction. […]

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Review: The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro

by Tavern Wench Maisie November 30, 2014
Review: The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro

Reviewed by Tavern Wench Maisie Title: The Stereotypical Freaks Author: Howard Shapiro Format: ebook Page Count: 154 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 15+ Summary: A bunch of high schoolers name their band The Stereotypical Freaks after what their classmates think of them, and decide to enter a school competition for battle of the bands not […]

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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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