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Staff Review of Winger by Andrew Smith

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

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Books for Dudes – Eleanor & Park

So this book talks about love. It also talks about standing up to bullies and covers a good chunk of comic book lore. Oh yeah, and someone becomes the victim of a nice roundhouse kick that should bring applause. What … Continue reading

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Staff Review: My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

Why I checked it out: This book was introduced to me through my wonderful book club. Why I liked it: This book is one of those rare gems in which you want to be friends with all the characters (not … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Jack Tumor

Hector, the protagonist of Anthony McGowan’s humorous “Jack Tumor,”  is your typical teenage nerd. He is good at math, unpopular with the girls and he gets picked on by the school bullies. To make matters worse, he starts getting headaches … Continue reading

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Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Reviewer: Audrey B. Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it was kind of a break from a lot of YA fiction as in it wasn’t COMPLETELY centered around romance. Throughout the book Roger kind of holds … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Reviewer: Kelly T. Why you liked this book: This book is amazing! Piper is a strong character because she is deaf and able to overcome all the problems that get thrown in her face. I love that there are all … Continue reading

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Staff Review: What Happened to Goodbye

Reviewer: Library Associate Tricia Price Why I liked this book: It’s a light read, but an engaging story about how Mclean deals with life after her parents divorce and she starts moving every few months because of her dad’s job. … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Sports

In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Double Fudge by Judy Blume

Reviewer: Ethan O. Why you liked this book: It was really funny and had a lot of stuff that kids could relate to that involves their family. It has a lot of action, but not like bombs or spies, just … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Flyaway by Lucy Christopher

Reviewer: Audrey B. Why you liked this book: I L.O.V.E.D. this book! It’s not really a romance novel, but it’s sensitive like one. I saw that it was about birds and that almost (keyword: almost) drove me away. But I … Continue reading

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