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Carter Finally Gets It a novel by Brent Crawford

Carter Finally Gets It is one of the funniest books I’ve read in some time.  The story is about a 14 year old boy and his struggles through his freshman year of high school. If you attended a public high … Continue reading

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Matched by Ally Condie

Matched is the first book in a young adult dystopian trilogy. The main character is seventeen-year-old Cassia who lives in a Society where all choices are made for you. You do not have to worry what you will eat, what … Continue reading

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Flower Children by Maxine Swann

It happens to all library users sooner or later. A book, for reasons unknown, appears on your hold shelf and you have no idea when or why you requested it. This time it was Flower Children by Maxine Swann, and … Continue reading

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City of Thieves by David Benioff

I started reading The Passage by Cronin and the City of Thieves simultaneously.  I stopped reading the  The Passage on about page 40 because of the mounting tension and the prospect of vampires.  But somehow I could continue reading the fictionalized account of the  … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

 The first volume of the series serves as an introduction to the character, world, difficulties, and companions of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. Orphaned at a young age, the eleven-year-old prodigy and his younger brother, Alphonse, attempt forbidden human transmutation … Continue reading

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The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Evelyn Bucknow is at the center of everything. From her vantage point, the ten year old narrator of local author Laura Moriatry’s richly nuanced novel sees all sides. She lives smack in the center of the United States with her … Continue reading

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Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar

Kalix MacRinnalch, youngest daughter of the reigning werewolf king and closet laudanum addict, is on the run. Which is unsurprising, since she attacked her father during an argument about her boyfriend and ran off. She’s currently running from her family—who … Continue reading

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Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling

There were three reasons why I picked up Fancy White Trash. At first, the cover with a pink flamingo caught my attention and then I was intrigued by the title. When I found out that the book had been selected … Continue reading

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While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty

While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty is an easy read with a local Kansas flavor, specifically featuring Lawrence. In this coming of age story, Moriarty in her typical fashion explores relationships and how a major event such as divorce in … Continue reading

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Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky

In a departure from her usual fiction and mystery books, Paretsky turns her pen to her childhood and the significant events that shaped her writing. It’s fascinating stuff. Her eccentric parents moved their family to a secluded part of Lawrence, … Continue reading

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