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Category Archives: Staff Book Reviews
Why I Checked it Out: I saw reviews of this title in a variety of different places, talking about how this book was a Cinderella remake, and a good one. I love a good fairy tale, so I went for it. … Continue reading
Emaline has just graduated from high school and she is facing some very important decisions. Is it important to go to an Ivy League university, or is an in-state college acceptable? Does she want to be in a committed, long-term … Continue reading
Why I Checked It Out: I read “Winger” by Andrew Smith because my book club was reading it and it has a pretty great cover. What It’s About: Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: I love the idea of a female relative of Sherlock Holmes working with a female relative of Bram Stoker. Why I liked it: Imagine the observant, logical niece of famous detective Sherlock Holmes partnering with the stalwart vampire-hunting … Continue reading
Mickey’s a likeable kid who’s had to grow up way too fast. His father died in a car crash and his mother turned to drugs to cope, leaving Mickey to fend for himself. The author reveals little by little that … Continue reading
“Code Name Verity” tells the story of two friends, Julie and Maddie, who both get involved with the British war effort during World War II and then crash land in France. Julie gets captured and interrogated by the Nazis, and when … Continue reading
While attending a London boarding school, Rory, a young American, witnesses a murder committed by a Jack the Ripper copycat. Gradually she figures out that something else weird is going on — she can see people when others can’t. Why I … Continue reading