Month: September 2009

Book Review 23: The Big Field by Mike Lupica

Blech. This was a very hard read for me. Yes, the story was good I suppose. But all the baseball talk and terms was so annoying, or not annoying exactly, more time consuming to read and try to figure them all out. I mean, the last game of the book,… Read more »

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Book Review 22: The Rule of Won by Stefan Petrucha

Wow, I have to say I REALLY liked this book. It’s basically kind of a spoof on the book “The Secret”. Where it says if you want something bad enough, and you picture yourself with it, and write about wanting it, etc, that you’ll get it. I personally know this… Read more »

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Book Review 21: Boost by Kathy Mackel

Boost is about a 13 year old girl named Savvy who is REALLY tall and REALLY good at basketball. She’s just moved to live with her aunt because her father has lost his job and her aunt needs some help. She decides to try out for league basketball, different than… Read more »

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Book Review 19: Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen

After Gone I needed a “realistic” fiction type of book, plus, this book I couldn’t renew, it had a hold on it, along with some others on my lists that I hadn’t read yet. But since I knew this was next, I decided to go ahead and read it, and… Read more »

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Book Review 18: Gone by Michael Grant

This was a really long book, took me a few days to finish all over 500 pages. The book starts out with Sam sitting in class, and his teacher just all of a sudden disappearing. Just gone. Turns out all adults and teens over 14 have disappeared. The kids are… Read more »

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Book Review 15: Little Audrey by Ruth White

This was a tiny, tiny book for this age of kids to read. Only 146 pages, so no wonder I finished it in the same day as when I started. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really interesting story, but I just wonder if the kids in grades 7-9… Read more »

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Book Review 14: Compound by S.A. Bodeen

I liked the premise of this book, it actually reminded me of the movie with Brendan Fraser called Blast from the Past, only the book wasn’t humorous. The Yanakakis family is a rich and famous one. The father, Rex, was a computer genius. He was worried about nuclear war, so… Read more »

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