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Book Reviews
Title
Richard III
Author
William Shakespeare
Review
A depiction of a villain who planned to abolish the heirs to the throne in about 1688.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
the boy in the striped pajamas
Author
John Boyne
Review
the book describes the life of a child whose father is a leading oflical. They lve in a gated house and on the other side he sees a boy and they become fast friends and when the boy's father disapeers the friend comes to help find him.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Autumn Awakening
Author
Mary Ann Baxter
Review
Keeley Sandeeers undable to turn down her father's desperate request she stopped in to manange the team had devoted his life to.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author
J. K. Rowling
Review
Harry Potter attends Hogwarts which is the school for witch craft and wizardry. Along the way, Harry discovers the truth and secrets behind the school's walls. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Eyes Wide Open
Author
Andrew Goss
Review
A doctor investigates his nephew's death and finds it and others are linked to a Manson-like gang.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
His by Christmas
Author
Kaitlin O'Riley
Review
Typical example of romance genre. Predictable. Will the heroine choose to marry a man who will give her the title of Duchess or the man she loves?  Library Catalog
Rating
2
Title
Hug a bull an ode to animal dads
Author
aaron zenz
Review
This book is about the names of male animals  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Half Magic
Author
Eager, Edgar
Review
Cute story about a magic coin and the kids who find it. Quick Read.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
In Dreams
Author
Norah Roberts
Review
Audiobook. Fantasy romance, well written and well read.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Grandpa Green
Author
Lane Smith
Review
It's about granpa green likes to work on a garden and take care his plants.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Gone With the Wind
Author
Margaret Mitchell
Review
I love this book. I like how it shows different types of people dealing with the same event - the Civil War.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Giver
Author
Lois Lowry
Review
A chilling tale of where our country might be heading. There are no choices- everything is the same and if you don't fit in, you are released.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Usborne Look Inside Your Body
Author
Usborne House
Review
I think it is cool because you can flip flaps and you can learn a lot.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Misel
Author
Moliere
Review
An excellent example of French-Neoclassic comedy.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
John Barleycorn
Author
Jack London
Review
An autobiographical narrative about writing and alcohol  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
Our House in the Last World
Author
Hijuelos, Oscar
Review
Cuban family's struggles to fit into a new life in New York exhausting, disjointed and depressing.  Library Catalog
Rating
1
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Title
Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples
Author
Francis Chan & Mark Beuving
Review
This book deals with Jesus's last command before He ascended to Heaven: "Go, and make disciples." Designed to equip all Christians on their duty to become "disciples who make disciples who make disciples," this book is set to change the perspectives of the Western church-goers, who normally expect the elders, pastors, teachers, etc., to do all ministerial work, including evangelizing, when this is a responsibility of all Christians in general.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Dork Diaries 2
Author
Rachell Ruseell Renee
Review
Nikki doesn't know how to party so all this time she asks for advice.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Olivia helps mother nature
Author
Patricia Resnick
Review
Olivia wants to help mother nature by making sure her family doesn't wated energy, but I an can't sleep with a night light the one that wastes electricity.Olivia uses fireflies as a light source for Ian
  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Echo burning
Author
Lee Child
Review
A Jack Reacher novel. He meets a woman in the desert that needs his help freeing herself and her daughter from a vicious family. Good read.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Author
Michael Koryta
Review
Thriller where a boy in witness protection flees from 2 killers. Good people help him. There's a good twist.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Star Spangled Bride
Author
Iris Johonsen
Review
Fans of her recent work will not appreciate the dated romance genre cliches of this dated story  Library Catalog
Rating
1
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Title
Before We Kiss
Author
Susan Mallery
Review
I believe this is #15 in Mallery's Fool Gold series. All these books are easy and enjoyable reads. Since the series started, the author concentrates on two characters and develops their romance, but there is also always a subplot that is the basis of a future book.   Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Impact
Author
Douglas Preston
Review
Very adult like book. Very Scientific. Good to read  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
blood lab 4
Author
yuuki kodama
Review
the end  Library Catalog
Rating
5