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Young Adult and Children’s Literature

Book Review: ‘The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

'The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage' by Philip Pullman is a wonderful book which should please any who read and enjoyed 'His Dark Materials'. It promises to be every bit as interesting and exciting as the previous series.

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Book Review: ‘Summer on East End: Double Eclipse,’ a Young Adult Novel by Melissa De La Cruz

In 'Summer on the East End: Double Eclipse' by Melissa De La Cruz supplies us with a great addition to her Witches of East End series and another terrific read for your young adult.

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Book Review: ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs – Book 3 of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Library of Souls' by Ransom Riggs, the concluding novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series, is a fitting finale. Read it for the simple pleasure of enjoying a gracefully imagined and elegantly executed story.

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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: ‘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: ‘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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Book Review: ‘Sea Spell: Book Four of the WaterFire Saga,’ a Young Adult Novel by Jennifer Donnelly

In "Sea Spell: Book Four of the WaterFire Saga", Jennifer Donnelly takes us to a fascinating world, full of characters and creatures that are very interesting and keep you reading late into the night.

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