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Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is one of the most frequently challenged young adult authors of the 21 century. She is known for not being afraid to tackle controversial issues and taking on topics such as drug addiction, sexual abuse or teen prostitution. … Continue reading

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Le Grand Voyage DVD

This movie tells a story of a contemporary French-Moroccan family.  In order for the aging illiterate father to fulfill his religious obligation of a pilgrimage to Mecca (while the oldest son is not available), the youngest son is summoned to … Continue reading

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The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon and Garden Spells, takes us this time to Walls of Water, North Carolina, which is famous for its waterfalls and the fog that they bring … Continue reading

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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Two sisters, a baby and a five year old, are left by their mother at their Grandmother’s house. The house they lived in had a very special garden in back and grandma taught the … Continue reading

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Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride is an enjoyable read by a renowned YA author Sarah Dessen. Dessen has gained wide spread popularity by writing genuine stories about coming of age, friendship and love. Her characters are typically well developed and true … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back by Lynette Eason

Book 2 of Lynette Eason’s series Women of Justice is just as suspensful and hair raising as Book 1 Too Close to Home.  In Don’t Look Back we catch up with characters from Book 1 though now the spot light … Continue reading

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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Shanghai Girls tells the story of two sisters, Pearl and May. They were known as “beautiful girls”, meaning that they posed for artists who used the paintings for “beautiful girl” posters, calendars and various advertisements. The girls lived what was, … Continue reading

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The Radleys by Matt Haig

Forget Princess Mia of Genovia. Forget Harry Potter. The Radleys are about to be outed. And by their own daughter no less. Devotees of The Abstainer’s Handbook, Peter and Helen are living a lie in order to raise their children … Continue reading

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The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles

The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles is a novel that transports readers back to Brazil during the depression of the 1930’s. Two sisters use their sewing skills to take one of them to the wilds of the scrubland and … Continue reading

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The Radleys a novel by Matt Haig

The Radleys is a story of an all American disfunctional family with 2 parents 1 daughter and 1 son. The parents want to deny who they truly are, and so do not tell the children who they really are. Trying … Continue reading

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