Category Archives: young adult

Review: Rouge

Modra, Isabella. Rouge.¬†epub. Available through amazon.com. 2013. ¬† Hunter Harrison is not like other people. From the moment of her conception she has been different, marked, set apart. Hunter has special powers and abilities thanks to a combination of unique … Continue reading

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Review: Divergent

Roth, Veronica. Divergent. New York: Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2011. Chicago in the distant future is a fractured society whose population has split into five factions according to their values. Those belonging to Abnegation are selfless; Amity members value peace and … Continue reading

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Review: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

O’Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever. New York: Holt, 2011. I have long been fascinated and appalled by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. I have read many books and articles about it, … Continue reading

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Review: The Scorpio Races

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. New York: Scholastic, 2011. (Grades 7-12) A really great book trailer brought me to this book (thank you, Sarah Loch), and it did not disappoint. This story of love in its many forms — for … Continue reading

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Review: Bumped

McCafferty, Megan. Bumped. New York: Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2011. (Grades 9-12) Melody lives in a dystopian world in which a virus has rendered everyone older than their late teens infertile. Society urges teens to have sex … Continue reading

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Review: At Home with Handmade Books

Zamrzla, Erin. At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials. Boston: Trumpeter, an imprint of Shambala, 2011. (Grades 9-Adult) Zamrzla presents clever and unique ways to create unusual books and booklets from common … Continue reading

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Review: Puppet Play

Schoenbrun, Diana. Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. Riverside, NJ: Andrews McMeel, 2011. (Grades 4-Adult) Schoenbrun is an accomplished puppeteer as well as an author and illustrator. Detailed illustrations, color photographs, patterns, and … Continue reading

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