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Book Reviews
Title
Wonder
Author
RJ Palacio
Review
Beautifully written story of a young 5th grade boy's facial deformity and how it affects his family and classmates.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
twinkle twinkle little star
Author
Meis Van Hout
Review
A collection of much loved popular and non popular nursery rhymes. The book comes with a cd  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Unveiled
Author
Laurie Falduto-Huspen
Review
The story of a woman with cystic fibrosis. Very interesting!  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Ancient Egypt
Author
DR. George Hart
Review
People living in Ancient Egypt lived beside the Nile River many thousands of years ago  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Oblivion
Author
Horowitz
Review
An exciting conclusion to the gatekeepers.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
the boy who spoke dog
Author
clay morgan
Review
This is a very fictional and heart warming story  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
The magic school bus flies with the dinosaurs
Author
martin schwabacher
Rating
5
Title
Twice Shy
Author
Dick Francis
Review
Love his suspense filled plots. Have read many of his books  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Sycamore Grove
Author
John Grisham
Review
Very intriguing court case. fast paced and involving. Has feel like the book " The Appeal"  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Trapped under the Sea
Author
Neil Swidey
Review
What, why, and what was learned.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
snappy style
Author
jenifer phillips
Review
craft book  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
The Captive
Author
Grace Burrows
Review
I just "found" this author a few weeks ago and really like her stories. Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, is captured and tortured by the French during the Napoleon War. When he is released he finds his young son has died and his wife has committed suicide. He lives for revenge, but Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that he has a daughter. This daughter has not spoken since her mother's death. Is it her grief or something else that prevents her from speaking.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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
Title
Unfit to Practice
Author
O'Shaughnessy, Peri
Review
Focus on Malpractice suit after the attorney files are taken 8th in series  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Mature Girl
Author
Jane Kelley
Review
Megan becomes a new person.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
The fault in our stars
Author
John Green
Review
I loved this book, it was a cute story but also a little sad. It's about a girl named Hazel, a teen with cancer. She meets a guy named Gus in a cancer support group. They fall in love. They visit Amsterdam, Netherlands.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Middle School Showdown
Author
James Patterson
Review
Rafe knatchadorin competeing with his sister to prove who's the best
  Library Catalog
Rating
0
Title
The terminal experiment
Author
Robert Sawyer
Review
A scientist creates a device to prove the existence of a "soul." The book is a little over-dramatic, but otherwise an interesting diversion. Not the best book by this author.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
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Title
Love, Aubrey
Author
Suzanne LaFleur
Review
It was a really good book about a girl. This girls mom had left Aubrey one day and never came back. So Aubrey stayed with her grandma while people searched for her mother.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Conspiracy 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
Title
The Wolf and the Crane
Author
Milo Winter
Review
Expect no reward for serving the wicked  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Black Bird Volume 2
Author
Kanako Sakurakoji
Review
The manga is developing well and is showing their progress and love story  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Hollow City
Author
Ransom Riggs
Review
Second in the saga of Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children. Loved the first book, was thrilled with the second, eagerly awaiting the third.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
How To Be Good
Author
Nick Hornby
Review
A young doctor, Katie Carr is married with two children to David. Her husband is an angry man until he meets DJ Goodnews. Then he wants to be a good person, but goes overboard. Inviting homeless people to live in their house, giving away possessions and money. Through various ups, downs, tried and failed experiences both Katie and David decide to stay in their marriage. Seems like that old adage "charity begins at home" applies here. A sarcastic read with British humor.  Library Catalog
Rating
2
Title
milkweed
Author
jerry spinelli
Review
the is a world war two story of survival.  Library Catalog
Rating
5