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Mystery, Romance: “Period.8”

Period.8 by Chris Crutcher The problem with having too great a time span between reading Chris Crutcher books is that I forget how good they are. Forget how the fast-talking, conscience-driven teens can connect with teachers who care about them. … Continue reading

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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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“Gabi: A Girl in Pieces”

  Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero “My mom says, ‘Ojos abiertos, piernas cerradas.’ Eyes open, legs closed.” This advice, the total sum of Gabi’s sex education at home, gets more ironic (and darkly funny) as the book … 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: Poster and Bookmark Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the poster and bookmark contests for The Fault in Our Stars, our ‘Ontario Teens Read 2-12-2013’ book. Some of the winners were selected by the Board of Library Teens, a club co-sponsored by Colony … 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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“Trash”

    Trash by Andy Mulligan Trash takes place in an unnamed third-world country in South America. (The main characters want to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil, so they must be somewhere close enough to have heard of the city.) Raphael, … Continue reading

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