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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-01-2012, 06:24 AM
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia   ...

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
 
Excellent book about three African American girls in the 60's who are sent to spend the summer in Oakland, CA with the mother who abandoned them. The...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-26-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 693
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Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing...

Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
 
Creepy story about two teen girls murdered based on a real life event in the author's life.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-26-2012, 11:17 AM
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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long...

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
 
Sweet middle-grade novel about a Chinese-American girl named Lucy who's sixth grade year does not go according to plan. Her grandmother's long...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-22-2012, 09:23 PM
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In the Neighborhood by Peter Loenheim   ...

In the Neighborhood by Peter Loenheim
 
Great food for thought in this book about a man who endeavors to get to know his neighbors and see if they can create a real community.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-20-2012, 07:49 PM
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Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce     Liam is...

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
 
 
Liam is 12-years-old but looks like he's 30 . . . so when he wins a contest to be the first to try a new amusement park, he gets a friend to pose as his...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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The Other Life by Ellen Meister   ...

The Other Life by Ellen Meister
 
Interesting premise of a women who can go through portals to an alternate life. Unfortunately, I didn't really like the book. The writing was uneven and the story...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-17-2012, 06:30 PM
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  Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea   Mr....


Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
 
Mr. Terupt is a new fifth grade teacher whose compassion and innovation capture the admiration and love of all of his students and it seems like it will be...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-11-2012, 08:38 PM
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Cold Cereal by Adam Rex   A middle-grade...

Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
 
A middle-grade novel about a cereal company stealing the magic from real leprechauns, rabbits, and vampires to make it's cereal addicting and eventually take over the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-06-2012, 04:49 PM
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Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook   Teen...

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook
 
Teen novel about a girl Isobel who's mother suddenly marries and the move to a creepy mansion on an island. Isobel starts getting ghostly visitations and has to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-05-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By cathe
Happy February!   The Paris Wife by Paul...

Happy February!
 
The Paris Wife by Paul McLain
 
Wonderful, wonderful novel about Ernest Hemingway's first marriage -- told from the point of view of his wife Hadley Richardson. It was all...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
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Quote:Originally Posted by fremontmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340514/january-2012-book-challenge/60#post_16863661)

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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-03-2012, 04:54 PM
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Views: 1,189
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Quote:Originally Posted by Holland73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340514/january-2012-book-challenge/60#post_16859547)

Feed...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio     10-year-old...

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
 
 
10-year-old August was born with a several facial deformity. He has always been homeschool, but the story starts when his parents decide he should attend a private...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-27-2012, 04:26 PM
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The Likeness by Tara French   What a...

The Likeness by Tara French
 
What a pageturner!
 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-21-2012, 09:36 PM
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Posted By cathe
Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry   Second...

Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry
 
Second in the YA zombie series ... very well written, very exciting, very gory.
 
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Such a great middle-grade novel....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
Posted By cathe
I don't think you'll have the same experience...

I don't think you'll have the same experience with State of Wonder . . . I really enjoyed it!
 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett   Such a...

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
 
Such a great book!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
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The Fault in our Stars by John Green     I...

The Fault in our Stars by John Green
 
 
I went into this book having no idea what it was about. All I knew was, John Green had come out with a new book and that was enough for me. So, I'm going...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-11-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
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Two great reads--totally different:   The...

Two great reads--totally different:
 
The Good Father by Noah Hawley
 
When Dr. Paul Allen's son Daniel is accused of assassinating a popular presidential candidate, Dr. Allen tries to find out...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-09-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
Posted By cathe
Crow by Barbara Wright   I chose this book...

Crow by Barbara Wright
 
I chose this book because it got so many 5 star reviews on amazon.com, plus starred reviews in all the major journals, but I found it pretty slow going until the last...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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It actually happened on 2 different days, but...

It actually happened on 2 different days, but seems to be fine today.
 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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Feed by M.T. Anderson -- great futuristic YA  ...

Feed by M.T. Anderson -- great futuristic YA
 
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko -- funny and touching MG novel about a boy living on Alcatraz Island
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
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Is anyone else having trouble posting??? Several...

Is anyone else having trouble posting??? Several times I tried to post and it didn't post . . .
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
Posted By cathe
Mercury in Retrograde by Paul Froelich   ...

Mercury in Retrograde by Paul Froelich
 
Chick lit book about three NY women: a reporter, a socialite, and a lawyer and their adventures in work and in love. Kind of a Sex and the City rip-off...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
Posted By cathe
Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel   ...

Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
 
This book reads like an improv skit from Whose Line is it Anyway? Alternating between the POV's of two New Jersey Jewish men who end up going from one...
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