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Review: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Released September 13, 2011 341 pages Where I got it: ARC received from publisher at BEA Rating: 5 stars After he accidentally fires his father’s Japanese rifle, Jack is grounded for the summer. … Continue reading

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Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Published by Scholastic Press Released September 13, 2011 608 pages Where I got it: ARC received from publisher at BEA Rating: 3 stars Wonderstruck¬†features parallel narratives that later intersect in a heartwarming story about family. ¬†Ben feels alone since his … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Published by Brilliance Audio Released May 10, 2011 Where I got it: Downloaded audiobook through public library Overdrive service Rating: 4 stars This is the story of a young girl named September, who when tired of her dull life in … Continue reading

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Review: Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Published by¬†Atheneum Released April 5, 2011 304¬†pages Where I got it: Public library Rating: 4 stars Twelve-year-old Kat has always been feisty. ¬†The story opens with her cutting off her hair, dressing like a boy, and trying to go to … Continue reading

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Review: How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley

Published by¬†Walker Books for Young Readers Released March 15, 2011 192 pages Where I got it: Public library Rating: 4 stars Everybody dies, even the rich and famous. ¬†From King Tut to Queen Elizabeth I to Edgar Allan Poe, How … Continue reading

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