Social Issues

GIVEAWAY + Review: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) by Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz

by First Mate Keira June 20, 2014
GIVEAWAY + Review: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) by Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) Author: Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz Format: Paperback Page Count: 112 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 7 and up Summary: Bindi and Robert Irwin are visiting one of their favorite places in the world when their idyllic location and crocodile captures is […]

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Movie Review: Easy A starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, and Dan Byrd

by First Mate Keira June 14, 2014
Movie Review: Easy A starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, and Dan Byrd

by First Mate Keira Title: Easy A Director: Will Gluck Run Time: 92 minutes Rated: PG-13 Summary: Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) is invisible to the student population of Ojai High until one day a popular Christian leader at the school (Amanda Bynes) overhears Olive tell a fib to her best friend in the girl’s bathroom. […]

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Review: Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3) by Beth Revis

by First Mate Keira June 13, 2014
Review: Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3) by Beth Revis

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3) Author: Beth Revis Format: Hardback Page Count: 369 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: Amy and Elder left the safety of the spaceship, Godspeed, for the promise of Centauri-Earth. What they find is not what they expected with dangers they […]

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Review: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

by First Mate Keira June 1, 2014
Review: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

by First Mate Keira Title: A Little Princess Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Page Count: 266 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 4-8 Summary: Sara Crewe, a little girl who grew up in India is taken to London by her father to attend Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls. Sara must learn to live on her […]

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Audio Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

by First Mate Keira May 28, 2014
Audio Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Host Author: Stephenie Meyer Format: Audio Book Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins Narrator: Kate Reading Grade Reading Level: Grades 9-12 Summary: The earth was invaded quietly and circumspectly. Humans realized too late when “miraculously peaceful” events took place like junkies turning themselves into hospitals and polite arguments […]

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Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

by First Mate Keira May 25, 2014
Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

by First Mate Keira Title: Dark Mirror Author: M.J. Putney Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 320 pages Grade Reading Level: 8th Grade+ Summary: In a world where magic is shunned by the elite, Lady Victoria Mansfield finds herself flying after a particularly good dream. Shocked and horrified, she tries to hide it until an accident […]

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