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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews    There really is a dying girl in this novel, so to say that most of it is a lot of fun seems weird. But it is fun. You should … Continue reading

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Teen Book Fest Author: “Noggin”

Noggin by John Corey Whaley      When Travis comes back to high school after a five-year absence, one of his classmates calls out “Noggin!” And the principal frowns and the geometry teacher makes the boy apologize. Because it’s rude … Continue reading

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A good nonfiction follow-up to FiOS: “Regine’s Book”

    Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words by Regine Stokke Regine Stokke, a seventeen year old living in Norway, was diagnosed with a particularly virulent form of leukemia (a blood cancer)—acute myelogenous leukemia or AML—in 2008. She decided that … Continue reading

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Ontario Teens Read 2012-2013: Ms. Waddle talking up “The Fault in Our Stars”

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“The Fault in Our Stars” Book Giveaway

Our books from Donors Choose arrived! Thanks again to our donors who gave through Donors Choose! Donations  promote an Ontario Teen Read of the John Green novel The Fault in Our Stars. Twelve for each school, twenty-four altogether. They have … Continue reading

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“The Fault in Our Stars”

Lucky me! I have another guest review by future teacher librarian extraordinaire Ms. Thomas. And if you follow reviews here, you know how I love John Green–so this is bonus day! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Wise, … Continue reading

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“The Last Summer of the Death Warriors”

      The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork Like a lot of great books, this one is hard to quickly describe, hard to ‘sell’ in a few paragraphs. And like a lot of great books, it’s … Continue reading

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