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“The Girl on the Train”

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins   Rachel Watsons might be able to stop obsessing over her ex-husband,–who is now remarried and has a child–if she could stop drinking, stop envying the new wife, and most of all, … Continue reading

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Ranger’s Apprentice series–all here now!

We have had some guys asking for fantasy fiction with male protagonists/heroes. You want to read something great beyond The Lord of the Rings. Come checkout The Ranger’s Apprentice. We’ve filled out the series, and finally have them all. I … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Harder They Come”

The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle    A cruise to Central America and a stop in Costa Rica sound like a vacation dream for a middle class retired couple. After all, Costa Rica is supposed to be a … Continue reading

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“Not a Drop to Drink”

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis   “Lynn was nine the first time she killed to defend the pond.” Those are the first words of Not a Drop to Drink, and they start you on a reading session … Continue reading

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“Blackbird”

     Blackbird by Anna Carey OK, yes, you have read this sort of story before, and you‘ve seen it in movies. Someone with amnesia wakes up. Without a memory, that person has to piece his or her life together … Continue reading

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“Criminal”

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy   Nikki is absolutely crazy for her boyfriend Dee. Though he often seems distant, she rationalizes his behavior. After all, among his many tattoos is the one she is can’t help bringing her lips to–N–for … Continue reading

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Common Core: Nonfiction: “Death’s Acre”

Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson A number of students ask for forensic science books because their interest has been piqued by the … Continue reading

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“Knifepoint”

Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol  In a very short book, Van Tol has done a great job of telling a story of suspense, of getting into the mind of a crazed killer. Jill is working on a mountain ranch for … Continue reading

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“Bang”

Bang by Norah McClintock   “Act normal? The guy died, and JD wants me to act normal?” Quentin—‘Q’—thinks he’s going to have the usual day with his friend JD. Q thinks about asking JD’s sister Leah out. He thinks about hanging … Continue reading

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“A Northern Light”

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly The Gillette murder case: In 1906, Grace Brown was a worker in the Gillette Skirt Factory (New York State) and was murdered because Chester Gillette, nephew of the owner, didn’t want to marry her … Continue reading

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