Book Review 33: Hard Gold by Avi

This is in a series of children’s books called I Witness. I looked on the Internet, and other than the book I read last year by Avi called Iron Thunder, I haven’t seen what other books are part of this series, or if there are any other authors. But like Iron Thunder, this had lots… Read more »

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Book Review 31: Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs

So as I mentioned at the end of my last blog, this one started out with a good hook, a meteorite crashed through the roof of the main character Brady Steele’s house. I assumed, this was just a hook, didn’t know it was actually going to turn what I thought would just be a boys… Read more »

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Book Review 30: Love Me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis

The storyline of this book was just two girls and their mom, who go to visit their grandma after a cryptic call from their aunt and their father has just left to compete in an Elvis impersonator contest in Vegas. But really, it’s just a good family story. But that isn’t what I really enjoyed… Read more »

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Book Review 28: Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty

Not a big fan of this book. It was okay, but not the best in my opinion. The main character Lily, has no mother, and her brother died in a carbon monoxide accident as well. Since her brother died, Lily has quit talking, making herself invisible basically. Soon a new girl named Tinny moves into… Read more »

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Book Review 26: The Seer of Shadows by Avi

So, I’m now officially immersed in the Mark Twain possible nominees for 2010-2011 as I’ve finished my first book. The Seer of Shadows sounded like a really good book, it’s about ghosts, and picking them up with photography. The book was okay, not as good as I was hoping, but still pretty good. The main… Read more »

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Book Review 25: On Beale Street by Ronald Kidd

I wasn’t too sure about this book, but once again I was pleasantly surprised. This is a fictional tale about the time when Elvis was first starting out. It is told by a fictional narrator named Johnny Ross. We get to see the racial tension of the time, as well as learn about how the… Read more »

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Book Review 24: Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman

I just have to say, wow, I was wrong about this. This was a really good book. So cute, and made me laugh out loud many, many times throughout the book. Antsy, nickname for Anthony, has a friend named Gunnar who he finds out is dying from Pulmonary Monoxic Systemia. Antsy doesn’t know what he… Read more »

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