Author: paperrdolls

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley: Steph’s review

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley: Steph’s review

  Synopsis: Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. . . . In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. […]

Posted May 10, 2011 by paperrdolls in Featured Book / 0 Comments
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Divergent by Veronica Roth: Steph’s review

Divergent by Veronica Roth: Steph’s review

Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the […]

Posted May 5, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book of the Month / 3 Comments
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The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

Synopsis: When her free-spirited mother dies in a tragic accident, sixteen-year-old Alexandria Lee is forced to leave her West Coast home and move in with a wealthy grandmother she’s never known in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful if unwilling member of the Magnolia League-Savannah’s long-standing debutante society. But white gloves and silk gowns are […]

Posted May 3, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 1 Comment
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The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Synopsis: It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And […]

Posted April 18, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 4 Comments
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Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky

Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky

Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky,  “a tale of temptation and terror,” was exactly as described. Juniper is a typical 11-year old girl, with a pair of not-typical parents. Being the world’s most famous actor and actress, Juniper’s parents used to be the best mother and father in the world. But soon Juniper starts to notice […]

Posted April 12, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review, Middle Grade / 5 Comments
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The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Synopsis: Hoping to raise money for a post-graduation trip to London, Asha Jamison and her best friend Carey decide to sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students. But seemingly overnight, their “cause” goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide social movement. As new chapters spring up from […]

Posted March 11, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Sandy’s Video Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Sandy’s Video Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Here at Novel Novice we absolutely loved Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Several of our staffers ranked it among the Best of 2010, including Sara, Steph and Tiffany. If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, if it simply slipped your mind or got lost in the back-to-school shuffle, check […]

Posted March 7, 2011 by paperrdolls in Videos / 2 Comments
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