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Sci-Fi/Future Dystopias: “Oryx and Crake”

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood   Snowman (as in Abominable), who was once known as Jimmy, appears to be the last human being on earth. His existence doesn’t seem much worth living–the environment is in ruins and he cannot … Continue reading

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Quick Reads: “Marty’s Diary”

Marty’s Diary by Frances Cross Marty’s parents are divorced from one another and both are remarried. Although Marty’s mom has moved to Mexico City and had a new baby boy, Marty is not angry at her. She feels that her … Continue reading

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“The Vast Fields of Ordinary”

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd   “’We’re all sick,’ Alex said. ‘I was thinking that the other night. . . . I remember in high school seeing people who seemed like they had it all together. . . … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Signal”

       The Signal by Ron Carlson I needed a little break from reading those ‘bullying books’ and wanted to read an adult book. So I decided to go for The Signal because I knew Ron Carlson to be an excellent … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “Bruiser”

 Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  If you loved someone, how much would you be willing to do for him or her? If someone loved you, would you allow him to suffer so that you could succeed? There are a lot questions … Continue reading

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“What Happened to Goodbye”

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen  I wanted a good book—realistic, but one in which characters could work out their problems. Some good writing. So I picked up Sarah Dessen because I knew she’d deliver. In What Happened to … Continue reading

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