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The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty
Doll Bones
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Liane Moriarty
Holly Black
September 2013
19
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Kids should find this ninja detective story entertaining enough, but it felt shallow compared to similar Southern mystery "Th...
The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit - Octavia Spencer
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September 2013
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I loved how this showed the different ways of being odd, how it's a matter of perception, and how it's OK. I wished a few mor...
Odd Duck - Cecil Castellucci, Sara Varon
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September 2013
15
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I'm glad this exists for the kids who ask for spy books. But it's a weird combination of being ridiculously impossible, but s...
Spy School - Stuart Gibbs
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This had a higher vocabulary than I expected, and was pretty entertaining. I liked what Franny learned from her experiment, b...
Lunch Walks Among Us - Jim Benton
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September 2013
11
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Androids, cyborgs, and a colonized moon. This was fun listening and reading (I listened to the first half, had to turn in the...
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
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September 2013
05
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Patrick Ness' brain is really something. This starts out in an intriguing way, with flashbacks that give you bits of insight ...
More Than This - Patrick Ness
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September 2013
02
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This was such beautiful writing, yet very readable and relatable too. I've rarely read anything that so accurately looked at ...
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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August 2013
23
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Now this is a ghost story, complete with friendly spirits, evil shades, earthly anchors, and possessions. Those who didn't li...
The Year of Shadows - Claire Legrand
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August 2013
16
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I really enjoyed this, but subtracted one star because I wished more had been explicitly concluded. This is a great combinati...
The Water Castle - Megan Frazer Blakemore
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August 2013
12
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This is a nice story about the complexities of friendship and family in an interesting seaside setting, though I think billin...
Binny for Short - Hilary McKay,  Micah Player (Illustrator)
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August 2013
11
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This isn't something you should read when you're looking for a pick-me-up. These everyday stories of rural life can be brutal...
Farmer's Almanac: A Work of Fiction - Chris Fink
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August 2013
09
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This was suggested to me by a library mom/former teacher whose middle-school students all loved this book a few years ago. It...
A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
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July 2013
18
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I was a pretty big fan of Patrick Ness after reading the Chaos Walking series, and then I met him at ALA in Chicago and becam...
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay
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July 2013
15
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I like Arnie the Doughnut as a picture book and a movie, and his character translates to chapter book pretty well. The first ...
Bowling Alley Bandit - Laurie Keller
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Elements of this storyline are familiar (orphan who is discovered to have a hidden skill and is suddenly exposed to wealth an...
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
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