Category Archives: Over 375 pages

Common Core: Nonfiction: “The Age of Acquiescence”

Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power by Steve Fraser    I picked up Age of Acquiescence because it was recommended as a companion work to Capital in the 21st Century.  Age of Acquiescence … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Autobiography: “Lone Survivor”

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Marcus Luttrell has trained his entire life to arrive at the moment when he and three fellow members of Navy SEAL Team 10 creep along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in search of a … Continue reading

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“It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

   It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini When he’s only fifteen years old, Craig Gilner is so depressed that he makes a plan to kill himself–he’s going to throw himself off the Brooklyn Bridge. Thankfully, Craig  has … Continue reading

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“The 5th Wave”

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey    There are two reasons I needed to read The 5th Wave. One is that it’s going to be a movie, and that’s always exciting in teen books. But the greater reason was that … Continue reading

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Reason to Breathe

Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan Emma—Emily—Thomas is good at hiding despite the fact that she’s very involved in school. She’s a straight ‘A’ student and the editor of the school newspaper as well as a track and basketball star. … Continue reading

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“The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin   Awaking from a coma, Mara remembers nothing of the accident that landed her in the hospital and killed her best friend, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s sister. They had all entered … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Common Core: “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty   How can a very small percentage of the population stockpile capital ? Why does the distribution of wealth in the twenty-first century seem to be so much less equable than in … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki”

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami   Sometimes I love a book so much, it’s hard to know what to say about it without the effusion seeming insincere. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki is one of those books. … Continue reading

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Adult books for teens: “The Burn Palace”

The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns     A nurse in the obstetrics ward of the Morgan Memorial Hospital comes back to her post after a quick tryst with Dr. Balfour. In sleepy Brewster, Rhode Island there hasn’t been much … Continue reading

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“Daughter of Smoke and Bone”

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor     Karou has been filling her sketch book with strange creatures for so long that her few friends have treated those creatures as a part of her life. The strange wishmonger … Continue reading

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