Month: November 2010

Gateway 17:  Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt

Gateway 17: Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt

Another male protagonist. Go figure. This book was not a favorite of mine. It was kind of boring to me. Our main character is Remy Walker. His family has owned the mountain he lives on for generations. His girlfriend, Lisa, is going away to college next year, and wants Remy to go with her, they… Read more »

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Gateway 16:  We Were Here by Matt De La Pena

Gateway 16: We Were Here by Matt De La Pena

Once again, another boy protagonist. A Mexican boy again strangely enough. Seems like a theme, although I guess this is really on the 2nd one on the list. This was a pretty good book. I do like again how this is a boy that knows it isn’t cool to read and be smart, but still… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday:  Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

Waiting on Wednesday: Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I haven’t done this in a while, for two reasons. One, I’ve been pretty busy with the new online class I’m teaching. And two, I haven’t been quite sure what books I’m waiting on. But… Read more »

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Gateway 15:  Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Gateway 15: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

I’m beginning to feel like most of the Gateway nominees have male protagonists. Not sure, I’m going to look through them again to make sure, but right now I feel like all my stories I’m reading are about boys. I’ve got 10 more to get read this month, so I guess I’d better get going!!… Read more »

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Gateway 14:  Muchacho by Louanne Johnson

Gateway 14: Muchacho by Louanne Johnson

I have to admit I was not looking forward to this book. It didn’t sound good. Boy was I wrong. Maybe if I’d paid attention to who it was written by, the same woman who wrote the memoir that became the movie Dangerous Minds, I would have known better. This book is told from a… Read more »

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