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Book Reviews
Title
The Way of the Wise Guy
Author
Joseph D. Pistone
Review
About the mafie, how John Gotti became the head of the family by having the boss killed. Also his second command turned on him, talking to the FBI and sent him to prison where he died of cancer.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Runaways: Pride and Joy
Author
Brian Vaughan
Review
It was okay, not one of my favorites
  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
Jumped In
Author
Jorja Leap
Review
The author began studying gangs in LA in 2002.She gives a disturbing reason for the existence of drug dealers. The people who are supposed to protect us from drugs are the ones who keep the dealers in business. Excellent description of how gangs can be helped- Nothing stops a bullet like a job  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
tear up this book
Author
american girl
Review
actives book  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Uncanny X-Men. Vol. 3. The good, the bad, the inhuman
Author
Bendis, Brian Michael
Review
I got interested in the Inhumans during Jonathan Hickman's era on the Fantastic Four & also through the Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, they are not a part of the book at all. Their mist is.

This is better than prior Bendis X-men books & is a series of short stories. The women deciding to shop was fun up til the fight (which is probably what they thought, come to think of it).  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
The Last Olympian
Author
Rick Riordan
Rating
5
Title
The Son of Neptune
Author
rick riordan
Review
AAAAAAAWWWWWWEEEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
dracula
Author
bram stoker
Review
dracula story  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Unlucky 13
Author
Patterson, James
Review
As Always very easy reading and great plot  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
The Things They Carried
Author
Chinua Achebe
Review
The novel is full of adventures. Story about family and culture.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Last Boyfriend
Author
Roberts, Nora
Review
Fun Easy Read  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
The Assassin
Author
Stephen Coonts
Review
Stalking the terrorist who did the Twin Tower destruction of 9/11 and other acts of killing the group who wanted him dead. The woman shot him while he was trying to kill the president during dinner for a special guest.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Deception Cove
Author
Jayne Castle
Review
The latest in her Harmony Series. The books are improving. This one has the feel of the old horror movies where mutation has made cockroaches the size of large dogs and spiders big enough to ensnare humans in their webs. The dust bunnies are still great.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
easy origami
Author
mary meinking
Review
oragami  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Diabetes Breakthrough
Author
Omar Hamby
Review
Overcome diabetes through this very specific plan for both diet and exercise.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
House of Hades
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
Best. Series. Ever. Percy Jackson is my most favorite series to read. Everyone should read it  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Gone With the Wind
Author
Margaret Mitchell
Review
I first read this novel when I was a teenager. I couldn't put it down then. Reading it again, as a middle-aged adult, I still couldn't put it down. The plot had me hooked as a teenager, but the deeper themes kept me engaged as a grown-up reading this book. A way of life comes to an end, with the conclusion of the Civil War, and the way in which each character deals with is is fascinating.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Chinese Cinderella
Author
Mah, Adeline Yen
Review
This is the same as Falling Leaves but with more detail on specific events and less on other  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Worst. Person. Ever
Author
Douglas Coupland
Review
Very filthy, over the top, and funny.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Vampire Knight vol:5
Author
Matsuri Hino
Review
Zero is suspected of killing pureblood vampire who murdered her family. The vampire senate sends assassins to cross Academy.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Accidental Duchess
Author
Madeline Hunter
Review
At first I found this book a bit boring. It didn't engage my interest. It did improve somewhat toward the end. It is the third in a series  Library Catalog
Rating
3
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
Stronger
Author
Jeff Bauman
Review
Story of one victim who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. His struggles and victories with physical and mental healing are both heartbreaking and uplifting.   Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
One Crazy Summer
Author
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Rating
3
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Title
Glory in death
Author
J.D. Robb
Review
It was a great book about love and murder and it was the best book I have every read  Library Catalog
Rating
5