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Staff Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

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Books for Dudes – Every Day

“Every Day,” by David Leviathan, challenges how we think of a main protagonist. This story is about A, who wakes up in a different body every single day. A tries to live each person’s life as they would or, at the very … 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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Staff Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Why I liked it: “Abandon” was very loosely based on the Greek myth of Persephone which I’ve always found interesting. Also, the main character, Pierce Oliviera, was very likeable. Despite her dad being super-rich, she didn’t act spoiled, and her sense of … Continue reading

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Why I checked it out:  A friend recommended this book. She said, “Between the Lines” is your kind of book, Jerilyn. It has fairytale people coming alive inside a book.” Why I liked it: The story is told in the alternating voices of … 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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Staff Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Why I checked it out: I love novels that incorporate a variety of fairy tales into the story. Why I liked it: “Enchanted” includes themes from “Cinderella”, “Rumplestiltskin”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and “The Frog Prince.” Sunday is … Continue reading

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