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Leslie Wright

Leslie Wright is an author and blogger in the Northwest.

Book Review: ‘All Things New,’ a Young Adult Novel by Lauren Miller

In 'All Things New' by Lauren Miller she takes us into the life of seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray. Jessa was always a great student, but then life changed in unexpected ways. Her parents split up, her mom moved on, getting remarried and having another family. Her family decided that Jessa should stay with her mom, never consulting her about her own feelings. Suddenly life has darkened, her grades have dropped and she begins having severe anxiety, barely able to leave her home.

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Book Review: ‘The Mutual Admiration Society,’ A Young Adult Novel by Lesley Kagen

In 'The Mutual Admiration Society,' Leslie Kagen takes us into the past and into the life of a family that struggles just as many others of the time do. But she also shows us the often fun hijinks of children as they find ways to enjoy their time away from school and often parental influence.

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Book Review: ‘Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumlpelstiltskin’s Name’ by Bonnie M. Hennessy

In a tale from childhood, 'Twisted' by Bonnie M Hennessy, takes you on an alternate journey to a dark and bleak tale of love and courage, filled with revenge and regret as well as a strength of spirit. Looking at the story of Rumpelstiltskin's rage and sadness, you follow The life of Aoife and a different path of how the lives of two such differing characters really came to being.

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Book Review: ‘Fractured’, A Novel of Suspense by Catherine McKenzie

In 'Fractured', Catherine McKenzie gives us a story of possibilities, creating a crescendo of alarm as her character begins to believe her family is in danger. She takes you into jittery concern as well as that of feelings and personalities to bring you an edge of your seat thriller.

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Book Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Heresy,’ Historical Fiction by Christie Golden

In 'Assassin's Creed: Heresy' by Christie Golden we are taken into the past in the most interesting of ways. Using technology to connect both the past and present, Golden gives us a riveting story behind the legend of Joan of Arc.

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Book Review: ‘Leaving Blythe River’, A Coming of Age Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde

In 'Leaving Blythe River' by Catherine Ryan Hyde, we meet Ethan Underwood, a 17-year-old who has been unable to come to terms with his parents divorce. He is small for his age afraid of almost everything.

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Book Review: ‘The Outliers’, a Novel of Suspense by Kimberly McCreight

In 'The Outliers' by Kimberly McCreight We meet friends Wylie and Cassie. Close since childhood they communicate frequently and are always there for each other. Wylie has not heard from Cassie since their last fight, and in true Wylie fashion she decides it is up to her to save Cassie from herself.

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Book Review: ‘Sisters One, Two, Three,’ a Literary Novel by Nancy Star

In 'Sisters One, Two, Three' by Nancy Star, secrets from the past threaten to tear apart a family living on the edge. The return of a missing family member ads to the confusion of the death of Mimi's mother, and when she finally learns of the lies from her past, she is finally able to understand her own interaction with others.

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Book Review: ‘Between Worlds,’ An Interactive Novel by Skip Brittenham

'Between Worlds' by Skip Brittenham takes us into an entirely new action packed and interactive work of imagination. Brittenham has given us an alternate reality that is different then those that have come before. His world is full of beauty but also littered with beasts of terrible ferocity. As in most worlds there are good and bad characters, but his small deceptions make is difficult to tell between the two.

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