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Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illus. by Yuyi Morales

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illus. by Yuyi Morales

Questions of identity, culture, and heritage are brilliantly answered in Thunder Boy Jr., a beautifully written and illustrated new picture book from acclaimed author Sherman Alexie and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean […]

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Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer

Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer

Unabashedly witty and charming, Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer is what you’d get if John Hughes and Amy Heckerling teamed up to write a vampire rom-com. Bauer’s book is whip-smart, funny as hell, and utterly adorable. “Do you want to be perfect?” That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Sara in After Dark - Adults Only, Book Review / 0 Comments
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Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema

Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema

A quirky and uplifting book about finding your way when everything you thought you wanted goes kaput, and something possibly even better comes along, Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema will have you laughing and cringing and cheering along for Louise and her unlikely team of synchronized swimmers. Louise Brown is one of the fastest swimmers in […]

Posted June 8, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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All the Feels by Danika Stone

All the Feels by Danika Stone

All the Feels by Danika Stone is a love letter to every fangirl, fanboy, geek, and nerd in the universe. If you’ve ever obsessed over a TV show, movie, book, or some other pop culture phenomenon, then this book is for you. If you’ve ever felt passionate about something that others teased you about, this […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

Questions about memory, identity, and self abound in The Leaving by Tara Altebrando, an intense and smartly-plotted mystery. Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been. Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried […]

Posted June 2, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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