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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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘Kowloon Bay,’ An Abby Kane Thriller, by Ty Hutchinson

In 'Kowloon Bay' by Ty Hutchinson we catch up to Abby Kane one more time as she continues her work with the FBI. However, on holiday in China in order to help her children understand their background, she is drawn into a mystery that could well be the destruction of the very family she has come to view as her own.

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Book Review: ‘Pearl’, A Novel by Deidre Riordan Hall

In "Pearl" by Deidre Riordan Hall, we follow the life and exploits of Pearl Jaeger, a young woman who is on her own and homeless at a time most are dreaming of their first prom. Pearl has grown up with the privilege of having a rock star as a mother, but JJ has become the product of her life.

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Book Review: ‘The Thing Is,’ A Novel by Kathleen Gerard

In "The Thing" Is by Kathleen Gerard, we meet an animal that is more than the norm, much more. Prozac , our protagonist, has an amazingly high IQ and a spiritual wisdom that guides him. He is now fixated on working his magic and bringing his new charge back to life, and she has no say in his decision to move forward.

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