Author Archives: groovygals

Born on a Blue Day

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet Daniel Tammet has a unique brain. Although he has Asperger’s Syndrome, an autistic disorder, he is a savant as well. He lives independently and is capable of telling others what’s going on … Continue reading

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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah  Perhaps you saw the movie “Blood Diamond.” If so, you may recognize the place, the names and some of the action of this first-person account of the civil war in Sierra Leone, Africa. … Continue reading

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PopCo

“PopCo” by Scarlett Thomas is a send-up of consumer-society and corporate marketing at the expense of young people. All the characters are ‘cool because they’re uncool,’ hip twenty-somethings. If you are a deep-thinking young person who doesn’t want to be … Continue reading

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The Titan’s Curse

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan  Book three in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series finds Percy, Thalia (daughter of Zeus), Grover and Annabeth discovering two new half-bloods or heroes. Unfortunately, Dr. Thorn of the school where the new … Continue reading

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Sea of Monsters

Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan I loved The Lightning Thief so much that I had to continue the series. This is the second book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This time, Percy is finishing seventh grade and hoping … Continue reading

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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan  The Lightning Thief is quick, easy, good fun. The protagonist, Percy Jackson, is a hero. No, not of the Rambo type. A hero in the Greek tradition—that is, he is the son of a … Continue reading

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