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Friday Reads: Mastiff

Book: Mastiff Author: Tamora Pierce Published: 2011 Pages: 581 Category: fiction: Young Adult I was really looking forward to the final book in Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper trilogy, but Mastiff did not end up being exactly what I was hoping … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: Matched and Crossed

Book Titles: Matched & Crossed Author: Ally Condie Published: 2010 & 2011 Pages:  366 & 367 Category: fiction: young adult Ally Condie’s books, Matched and Crossed explore a dystopian world where citizen movement is tracked, culture is regulated, and your partners … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: The Name of The Star

Title: The Name of the Star Author: Maureen Johnson Published: 2011 Pages: 372 Category: Fiction: Young Adult The Name of the Star is a bit of a departure for Maureen Johnson. While Maureen consistently writes about awesome, independent, intelligent teens, … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars [no spoilers]

Title: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Published: 2012 Pages: 313 Category: fiction: young adult When I finished John Green’s first novel, Looking For Alaska, I vividly remember  getting out of bed and writing at my desk for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bossypants

Another book I chose to read during my break was Tina Fey’s newly released Bossypants. And I loved it. I think Tina Fey is amazing. She’s a smart, funny, feminist and her writing style does not disappoint. She talks about 30 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Frontal Feminism

Book Title: Full Frontal Feminism Author: Jessica Valenti Published: 2007 Pages: 248 Category: nonfiction: politics, feminism With a month between one semester ending, and the beginning of another, I tried to be very careful in picking out my reading material. … Continue reading

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Book 52: Dreamland

Book Title: Dreamland Author: Sarah Dessen Published: 2000 Pages: 250 Category: fiction: young adult Dreamland is such a different novel than the other novels I’ve read by Sarah Dessen. I’ve read her novels before for an escape, stories of love, … Continue reading

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Book 51: Paper Towns

Book Title: Paper Towns Author: John Green Published: 2008 Pages: 305 Category: fiction: young adult Paper Towns was released in October 2008. I devoured it. And a few days later we got in my car once again and drove to … Continue reading

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Book 50: Looking for Alaska

Book Title: Looking For Alaska Author: John Green Published: 2005 Pages: 221 Category: fiction: young adult The day I finished Looking for Alaska for the first time, was also the day I started it for the first time. This book … Continue reading

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Book 49: Lady Knight

Book Title: Lady Knight Author: Tamora Pierce Published: 2002 Pages: 409 Category: fiction: fantasy, fiction: young adult As I’ve said before, I read Tamora Pierce’s novels often. I’ve been reading them since I was in Elementary School, and I continue … Continue reading

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