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mammastar2's Avatar mammastar2 03:48 PM 02-01-2010
#10- The Doll's House by Rumer Godden

#11 - The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright

Both recommended by dd. The Doll's House was creepy! Holy Cow, I can't believe she didn't have nightmares, but apparently she thought it was cozy, and I can see why she'd love the doll theme. The Saturdays is one I loved as a girl, and it was awesome - about a family of four kids in the 1940s who pool their allowances each week to allow one of them to have a solo adventure. Just lovely.

kangamitroo's Avatar kangamitroo 05:57 PM 02-01-2010
my review of Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin can be found here.

the short version? it was excellent.
cathe's Avatar cathe 12:58 AM 02-02-2010
House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. When I first started The House of Tomorrow, I thought it was going to be another story of a homeschooled teen raised by a new-age, out-of-touch grandmother who is forced into the "real world." It did start out that way. Sebastian's grandmother has been raising him in their geodesic dome house, where she homeschools him on the teachings of a futurist philosopher. He rarely leaves the house and his contact with others is mainly with people coming to tour their unique home. When his grandmother has a stroke, he is taken in by a family who is going through some pretty major problems of their own. A single mom is raising two rebellious teens, one of whom has had a heart transplant that his body is rejecting. Sebastian learns about punk music and experiences first love . . . and really his first friendship as well.

This book was so much deeper than I expected and really touching and funny. I was hooked from the first page and wasn't let go until the last. This is a book for older teens as their are sexual references and bad language. I highly recommend this thought provoking, as well as entertaining book.
NewCrunchyDaddy's Avatar NewCrunchyDaddy 02:21 AM 02-02-2010
Guess I should probably create February's thread. Be right back.
NewCrunchyDaddy's Avatar NewCrunchyDaddy 02:32 AM 02-02-2010
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