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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

This book follows the individual stories of Juliet and Declan and how they become intertwined. Juliet’s mother recently passed away and to help cope with the sadness, Juliet writes letters to her mother and leaves them at her grave. One day, a letter is discovered by Declan, who is doing community service in the graveyard… Continue reading Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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Insanity by Cameron Jace

This semester, I am taking a class called Research in Literary Studies. Before you get too bored, this class is strictly on everything Alice in Wonderland. We started by reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark (not exactly Alice in Wonderland, but close enough!), and watching several Alice films. We then read… Continue reading Insanity by Cameron Jace

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Fire by Kristin Cashore

As I mentioned in my blog post reviewing Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I wasn’t expecting another book in this series. However, this book is a partner to Graceling. It is set in an area adjacent to the realm where Graceling takes place. However, the areas (somehow) don’t know of one another and the superhuman phenomenon… Continue reading Fire by Kristin Cashore

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This book has been on my bookshelf at home since summer. I have a habit of collecting books with every intention of reading them, only to discover I don’t have enough time to read my ever-growing library. I was determined to pick something out and read it over my winter break. I decided on Graceling… Continue reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

In this story, we get to view the world through the eyes of a troubled teen who cannot speak. Instead, he writes everything down. This is both his main form of communication and his hobby.  Because of his journaling, he is very introspective and observant. He also enjoys telling stories and spending time alone or… Continue reading Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

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The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

I had been eyeing up this book since I saw we had it in the library. I know I shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but I usually do. I was instantly drawn to this mysterious-looking book with the black-and-white forest on the cover. The Creeping looked so wonderfully creepy. This story takes place in… Continue reading The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

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Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

“This has a bizarre cover,” I thought as I looked for something to read before I got my hands on the next book in the series I am currently invested in. As I paged through this book, I thought, “It doesn’t look like a long read, either. Lemme check it out.” Let this be a… Continue reading Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

This is the first book in the Endgame trilogy. Years ago, aliens enslaved humanity and left them with a message. One day, they will return, and the world will end. Only one of the original 12 bloodlines will survive. In the present day, twelve people from the ages of 13-20 have to compete in a… Continue reading Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe

Last semester, I took a class about English literature. We read several short stories and poems, but only one book: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway takes place after World War I in England. It is the story of one day in a woman’s life told through different perspectives of several people. The story… Continue reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe