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If you come Softly,

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Beautiful Book. Incredible. But I REALLY wanted to beat the tar out of Anne. REALLY!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Narrated by Death, this WWII story follows a young girl living with her foster family.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak - book club - This book is spectacular! This is my favorite (and last) read of 2013. This story, set in Nazi Germany, shows how your words and actions show the world who you truly are.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - I had a hard time getting into this initially, but it is an incredible book and undoubtedly worth reading.

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"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak This is probably one of my favorite books without doubt. I remember bawling my eyes out after I finished reading this.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | 25 YA Books For Adults Who Dont Read YA Get a FREE book straight to your inbox

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | This is my favorite book!!! Y'all should really read this book.

The Book Thief (2005) by Marcus Zuzak, first edition book cover

2015 Spring Reading List - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Good Reads: Historical Fiction book list

Lesley Livingston

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality)) by Lesley Livingston. $8.99. Author: Lesley Livingston. Series - Wondrous Strange (Quality) (Book 1). Publisher: HarperTeen (September 22, 2009). Reading level: Ages 13 and up

Book 1: When seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow meets Sonny Flannery, she discovers he is a changeling and guardian of the gate between the faerie Otherworld and the mortal realm. She also learns that her mother had otherworldly powers that she has passed on to Kelley.

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality)) by Lesley Livingston. $8.99. Series - Wondrous Strange (Quality) (Book 1). Author: Lesley Livingston. Reading level: Ages 13 and up. Publisher: HarperTeen (September 22, 2009)

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston Our review can be found here: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/wondrous-strange-lesley-livingston/

Our review can be found here: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/2011/11/wondrous-strange-lesley-livingston.html

For 17-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, who guards the Samhain Gate that connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Kelley's eyes soon are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.

Genre: Young AdultSub Genre: Paranormal Romance; Faeries, Changelings, Magic, Wondrous StrangeRating: 4 out of 5 StarsBack Cover: Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken… Seventeen-year-old actress Kelly Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality)) by Lesley Livingston. $5.59. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailb/dpuro/Bu0r0o1hNoLwLa5wVzSz.html. Author: Lesley Livingston. Publisher: HarperTeen (October 6, 2009). 338 pages. Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .Seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery. He's a changeling—a mortal ...

a book worth reading! if you love fairies and other mythical creatures XD

Incredible.

What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell, 2008 National Book Awards winner in Young People's Literature #NationalBookAward #NationalBookAwards #GoodReads #Books

What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell. A suspenseful, historical post-WWII mystery that explores sexism, racism, and class issues -- National Book Award Winner

What I Saw And How I Lied -- a suspenseful, historical post-WWII mystery that explores sexism, racism, and class issues -- National Book Award Winner.. on my list to read for the summer!

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Winner of National Book Award (U S). By Judy Blundell. In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenager Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome will change her life and that of her family forever.

An outstanding young adults book for September 2015: What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell (Note: This book is definitely young-adult, not for children)

What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell Simply excellent young adult novel

StorySnoops Children's Book Reviews | What I Saw and How I Lied | Judy Blundell

Favorite book ever probably

The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Two fathers and two sons explore the role religion plays in each of their lives.

1991 Book Club Book - The Chosen by Chaim Potok. To see this book in LCL catalogue click on the book cover.

This started out as a high school literature class assignment, and quickly turned into one of my faves.

Friendship between a Hasidic and Orthodox boys. Chaim Potok is one of my favorite authors.

The Chosen by Chaim Potok. One of those books that belongs on the must read list

The Chosen by Chaim Potok; our book club choice for January. Profound novel!

The Chosen by Chaim Potok - one of my very favorite books!

read it for literature club in high school....loved it!

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My favorite Chaim Potok book.

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Community Post: Phrases We Owe To Shakespeare

Phrases we got from Shakespeare

Thank you shakespeare #edchat #ukedchat #english #englishteacher #literature #plays #shakespeare #edubag

Shakespeare quotes we use today....I had no idea some of these were Shakespeare! LOVE THIS!!!

Things We Say Today Which We Owe To William Shakespeare. #quotes #english #language

Shakespeare Quotes: An English Teacher's Dream --> @Monica Baechler Techau

Teaching Shakespeare this year -- Great Idea! Definitely doing this!

#WilliamShakespeare 450th birthday. Amazing wordsmith!

#Shakespeare's ideas. #thoughts

William Shakespeare quotes

Shakespeare Antiquarian Books, Paris. So many books, so many other places to go! I would have stayed in the bookstore at least half a day.

Antiquarian books. I love an authentic old store front. First I was drawn to the pile of books, welcoming me to sit and stay a while. Then I read the uppercase chalk writing and longed to find out about the person who wrote it... (inspiration) #lifeinstyle #greenwithenvy

A favorite place to visit in Paris....shakespeare and co. : paris...bookstore....

Book stores front doors repinned by www.AboutHarry.com

I just love everything about this storefront.

getting lost in an antiquarian book shop

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris

Antiquarian Book Store: Book Bliss!

#book #bookstore #bookshop

In 1939, Helga Weiss was an eleven-year-old Jewish schoolgirl in Prague, enduring the first wave of the Nazi invasion. As Helga witnessed Na...

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss. $14.97. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (April 22, 2013). Publication: April 22, 2013. 256 pages

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss. $14.97. Publication: April 22, 2013. 256 pages. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (April 22, 2013)

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp: Helga Weiss, Neil Bermel, Francine Prose: 9780393077971: Amazon.com: Books

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393077977/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_CHNxrb0DRC0YD

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp

a book review by Charles Weinblatt: Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss book review. Click to read the full review of Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Charles Weinblatt.

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp [Helga Weiss, Neil Bermel, Francine Prose] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A sacred reminder of what so many millions suffered, and only a few survived.”—Adam Kirsch

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Julius Caesar, Visually Stunning Study Guide Worksheets for Shakespeare’s Play

If you think you're having a bad day...

A visual guide to Shakespeare's tragedies. - Senior english teacher had this on his door read it every day...

Flavorwire|A Visual Crash Course in All the Deaths in Shakespeare's Tragedies. This infographic, while perhaps a bit morbid, could be very useful to ELLs reading Shakespearean tragedies, as it provides an easily understood graphic for remembering which characters have died, and how they have died. This is especially useful for the plays where nearly everyone dies!

Shakespeare's Tragedies - A Handy Guide. I'd say "spoilers," but if you don't know that everybody dies in a Shakespearean tragedy, you're an idiot.

Loving this pict-o-graphic of all the deaths in Shakespeare's tragedies! #inspo

An infogram documenting the murders and deaths in Shakespeare's tragedies...

Shakespeare's Tragedies - English teachers need this

shakespearean deaths.

“Literary infographic of the year > Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders http://t.co/5aRXUlJfnb”

Shakespeare's Deaths and Murders [infographic]

Well said, William. I really would like to read some of his comedies..all we read in high school were the depressing stories

Shakespeare's Insults. I especially like "Thou smell of mountain goat," and "Thou cream-faced loon. Where got'st that goose look?"

Shakespeare's Insults! One of our favorite class activities was hurling Shakespearian insults contest!

Thou smell of mountain goat...Shakespeare's Insults...haha, I had an English teacher in High School that had magnetic poetry like this.

Shakespeare's insults! I didn't know whether to put this under LOL or Education. I like "Thou smell of a mountain goat."

Shakespeare's insults (e.g., "Thou cream-faced loon. Where got'st that goose look?")!

Shakespeare's insults-when I upset you you can call me a cream faced loon lol

Shakespeare's insults! English major, I am.

bookrecommends: Shakespeare’s insults

Shakespeare Insults: Top 30 Shakespearean Insults & Put Downs

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom

"Crossing Bok Chitto : a Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom" by Tim Tingle (illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges) was a 2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award winner.

Picture book. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship Freedom by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Native American/African American

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom -- "a picture book that highlights rarely discussed intersections between Native Americans in the South and African Americans in bondage" -- maybe when my little girl is big enough

"When it was first published, Crossing Bok Chitto took readers by surprise. This moving and original story about the intersection of Native and African Americans received starred reviews and many awards, including being named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Jane Addams Honor Book. Jeanne Rorex Bridges’ illustrations mesmerized readers" - Publishers Weekly

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship Freedom -- the story of friendship between Native and African Americans.

Picture Book: Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship Freedom by Tim Tingle. Story about a Choctaw girl who met an African American boy. Could be used as a read-aloud before studying Trail of Tears because the setting is the same area. Key words: friendship, bravery, slavery, freedom.

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim Tingle http://www.amazon.com/dp/1933693207/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_axWnvb0ZNWKNV

Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges: Told by the Choctaw storyteller, Tim Tingle, this story follows a girl who crosses the river Bok Chitto to get some blackberries and discovers a friendship with a black slave family that leads to their freedom.

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom free download,When it was first published, Crossing Bok Chitto took readers by surprise. This moving and original story about the intersection of Native and African Americans received starred reviews and many awards, including being named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Jane Addams Honor Book. Jeanne Rorex Bridges’ illustrations mesmerized readers—Publishers Weekly noted that her “strong, solid figures gaze squarely out of the frame, beseeching readers to listen, empathize and wonder.”Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle blends songs, flute, and drum to bring the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories.Artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges traces her heritage back to her Cherokee ancestors.

Want to read!

Heaven is for Real - inspirational story of a little boy who has emergency surgery and visits heaven

AMAZING book!! A little boy's trip to heaven and back ... Encouraging to me because of Lilly! : )

Heaven is for real - Todd Burpo. Story about a little boys experience of going to heaven

Amazing book! One for everyone of all ages to read. Highly recommended.

Amazing book about one little boy's journey to Heaven and back

Amazing and inspirational story! This is an awesome book..

Next on the book list!

AMAZING book. read it.

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us. Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle. PURCHASE THE BOOK Book Excerpt Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent Heaven Is for Real for Kids Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it! Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In effort to reach even more families with

One of the best books I ever read. Loved it. The Fault in Our Stars

"John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is by far my favorite book of 2012. Debuting at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, this Young Adult novel will resonate with teens and adults alike."

It’s hard to keep copies of The Fault in our Stars on our book club shelves, but your club should definitely put this young adult book on your reading list. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award- winning author John Green’s heartbreaking, but often humorous, story of two teenagers with cancer who fall in love.

A video book review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. One of the top picks from ITS librarians for your book club to read.

Young Adult fiction too! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

YOUNG ADULT PICK! The Fault in our Stars / John Green ~ Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. Even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Bring a box of tissues.

The fault in our stars / John Green. Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs. for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too - post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and - shockingly, to her - interested in Hazel.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal. When gorgeous Augustus appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. Grade 9 and up.

The Fault in Our Stars: John Green Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Fault In Our Stars - YA Book Club - LibGuides at University of Dubuque

Beautiful

Reaching for Sun-- beautiful novel in verse, told from the perspective of an 8th-grade girl with cerebral palsy

Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer: Another fantastic novel in verse, Reaching is the story of an incredible year of growth for 13-year-old Josie, who has cerebral palsy. The free-verse poems tell a complete and clear story, while many of them stand out beautifully on their own as well.

Amazon.com: Reaching for Sun (9781599900377): Tracie Vaughn Zimmer: Books

Teacher Will Run for Books: Reaching for Sun

Title: Reaching for Sun Author: Tracie Vaughn Zimmer # Of Pages: 144 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Publication Date: March 6, 2007 Level: Middle Grade Rating: 5 Hearts Synopsis (From inside flap) Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family’s small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another new mansion goes up behind it. Her mom is demanding, her gran is opinionated, and her father- well, she’s never known him. Then there’s her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can’t seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy- Jordan- moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. And before long, Josie finds her herself reaching for something she’s never really known: a friend… and possibly more. Interlinked free-verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a proud family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth. My Verdict Reaching for Sun was a great lazy-day read that took me only about an hour from start to finish. It is written in a series of free-verse poems, which I love. I’ve come to find out that formatting is a big deal when it comes to novels in verse. All of my favorite books in verse share a common thread, the format, which is short and sweet. The lines are all short and to the point, each poem containing its own heading, kind off like a chapter title, that ties in with what is being said. This book was also broken into seasons, which I really liked. I thought it worked really well with the book because the story has so much to do with gardens and plants, which all change due to the season. The author made it easy to get into Josie’s head. Her thoughts were so true, so pure, so real. This was an uplifting, heartfelt story of a young girl finding her place and her voice in life. 

What a beautiful book.

Fiftieth book of 2013. November's teen book club pick.

Book Review: Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

4 out of 5 stars - SLIS YA Book Club

A.S. King writes a good book.

Book Review: Ask the Passengers by A. S. King | The Book Smugglers

Ask The Passengers by A.S. King Book Review

Book Review: Ask the Passengers

Book Review: Ask the Passengers by  A. S. King Astrid Jones is a smart, funny girl who you can easily imagine having an amazing life in New York, hanging out in the Village perhaps, exploring the city with quirky and artsy friends. Unfortunately for Astrid, she does not live in the city. Born a New…

LOVED THIS!!!! You will, too!!!

Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion - R is having a no-life crisis--he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home.

In which I review Isaac Marion's WARM BODIES (and am relieved to finally find a zombie book that gets it)

A book review of "Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1)" by Isaac Marion a #zombie love story, also perfect for Halloween.

Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion (good idea behind this book, it's from the zombie's point of view)

Reading For Sanity : A Book Review Blog: Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion reviewed by Ermisenda - Book Cover

R(omeo)(t ) - Zombie Books 「1」- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Such a good movie, has to be a good book!!

Warm Bodies... on my must read list

Divergent. EVERYONE GO READ THIS NOW.

Divergent - Book Review. Someone told me this was good and a lot like the Hunger Games? Hmm..I think I'll put it on my reading list for the summer.

Hey teens! Satisfy your need for snacks, games, and talking about good books in our monthly young adult book club at the Aboite Branch! On Thursday, February 19, 2015, we’ll be talking about Divergent. The program starts at 7:00pm. For more information, please contact 260-421-1310.

Hunger Games has created a genre of games/teen novels. This is one of the better efforts. macabre and dark but well written considering that the author is only 22.. Its an amazing feat. Was deemed one of the best young adult books of last year . While i think that's a stretch as the plot isnt new it's worth reading

Super fast moving - don't be intimidated by the size! Great YA book - esp if they love The Hunger Games

This book is more young-adult than Hunger Games, but the author is really young, so that shouldn't be a surprise. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!

Divergent (Book 1) by Veronica Roth. I love young-adult books! This dystopian novel is set in a Divergent Universe and a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago. The novel follows Beatrice 'Tris' Prior as she explores her identity within a society that defines its citizens by their personality-related affiliation with five different factions. Just the perfect amount of romance. If you like the Hunger Games, you will love this series! My Rating: 4/5

Mid-book book review... I'm already ranking this in my Top 10 for 2012. What about you?

Divergent one of my all time favorite books (it was better then hunger games)

"Divergent" by Veronica Roth I've lost count of how many friends have recommended this book to me.  For a while I had a long to-read list and I didn't seem to have room for it, plus when I learned the third book of the series wouldn't come out till October 2013, I decided I'd wait till all the books were out before starting the series.  Then, last Tuesday night happened. I was hot, tired, in a bad mood, and had a raging headache.  My husband could sense my bad vibes from across the room.  He wisely suggested my two favorite things:  "read" and "bath."  But I got grumpier because I didn't have a book to read!   (That's a blatant lie.  I have several books that I've never cracked open.  It is like standing in my closet and saying I have nothing to wear.  I have plenty of clothes, but none that I want to wear, just like I had plenty of book but none that I wanted to read.) Then a rush of instant-gratification washed over me and I decided to download the book onto the Kindle app on my phone.  I don't do ebooks very often, but it was only $3.99, so with that special one-touch purchasing option (thanks, Amazon!), I was reading in no time.   All my friends were right, I loved it!  It paralleled "Hunger Games" and "Matched" in the fact that it's a future version of our culture after a societal collapse, and they've restructured in a way they believe will induce peace among themselves.  This story unfolds in Chicago.  As "Hunger Games" had the reaping, and "Matched" had a matching banquet, "Divergent" has a choosing ceremony.  There are five factions that the people have divided into, each focusing their way of life around a virtue to balance and serve one another:  Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), and Dauntless (the brave).  The year the youth turn 16, they are expected to choose to remain in the faction they were raised in, or leave their families and way of life forever and align with another faction.  This story follows Beatrice, who was raised in Abnegation.  Before the choosing ceremony, the youth go through an aptitude test to determine their strengths to help them decide which faction they'd succeed best in.  Her results were "inconclusive," which is a rare (and as she discovers, a dangerous) result.  She was advised to tell no one she is Divergent, leaving her to determine her fate at the choosing ceremony on her own.   That's how it starts, in a nutshell!  I loved this YA book.  I can't wait to get my hands on the next in the series, "Insurgent."  Roth's break-through novel left me anxious for more.

A Wrinkle in Time

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A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle (1963, Newbery Winner). Just stop what you're doing and read it. It was one of my favorite books as a child.

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as t...

Favorite Childhood Books that You Should Totally Read Again

One of my favorite books from when I was younger :)

Another childhood book...

childhood favorite :)

Summary: It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.  "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract". Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space? (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com) Review: This was a book I was convinced I had read when going into my reading challenge, but in re-reading it I did not remember it at all.  That being said themes and concepts in the book seemed familiar so perhaps I just do not remember it.  Most of all, I enjoyed that the science wasn’t dumbed down.  The explanations make sense and if you were not quite able to follow it, there were characters in the same situation and you could just go with the flow.  Meg is a great protagonist, she doubts herself and has her own struggles yet still grows into a stronger character in the end.  Most importantly she is self-aware.  I believe reading about characters like Meg growing up challenged me to reflect on my own actions and why I did things making me a much better person because of it I enjoyed this book more than many of the other children’s book I’ve re-read which goes to support the last power of this book.  I’d highly recommend it for readers both young and old. Rating: 4 stars! Who should read it? Both young and old who have not read it and want to read about a clear good versus evil story (but not dumbed down despite the clarity). Want to read the whole series? * A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet #2) * A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time Quintet #3) * Many Waters (Time Quintet #4) * An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet #5)

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Meh. But will probably win in the Newbery.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

From Newberry Award winning Rebecca Stead. A fresh new twist on the story about the boy having a difficult time of things at home and at school. Read the review at Book Smugglers: http://thebooksmugglers.com/2012/08/book-review-liar-spy-by-rebecca-stead.html

When seventh grader Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Georges’ dad was laid off so his Mom has started working extra shifts, and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. One good thing about the new building is Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor and is determined to teach Georges how to be a spy.

A seventh-grade boy who is coping with social and economic issues moves into a new apartment building, where he makes friends with an over-imaginative home-schooled boy and his eccentric family. Ages 10-14.

When Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?

Liar & Spy- Rebecca Stead Great middle school mystery with a sense of humor

NPR's Backseat Book Club polled children's booksellers and librarians to find 2012's best books for middle-graders. The winners are a heartwarming city kid's tale, a Chinese folklore-inspired adventure, and an encounter with a 10-year-old you'll never forget.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, August 7, 2012. 180 pages. Published by Wendy Lamb Books. Source: Won. When seventh grader Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?  First Sentence: There's this totally false map of the human tongue. When I started Liar & Spy I was not sure what to expect at all-fro the actual book to the author's writing. Instead, I came across a book that was subtle in its story and rich in characterization. Liar & Spy is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite middle grade reads this year. It is going to be in good company with a long list of middle grade books that I have loved reading throughout this past year.So, y'all are probably curious as to how this book landed on my favorite list, well, that comes with an easy answer. Ms Stead's writing and characterization in Liar & Spy were just amazing. I loved that while I was reading I was expecting one outcome, like, when it came to what had happened to Georges mom, but then she went and made it One of the things I enjoyed most while reading Liar & Spy would have to be the odd friendship that develops between Georges and Safer. What made it so interesting was tat as your reading the book you cannot help but be against some of the things they do and the path that Safer is leading Georges down, but as the book progresses and you see things for what they are the story and game takes on a whole new meaning, which definitely made for a fascinating read. I found Georges to be an interesting character because while he seems  a little lost and easily swayed by Safer, I enjoyed that as time progressed and the game got more intense that he became to question whether or not he should comply wit the rules and continue to follow along. There are few books that I read in which I can find no fault, but that is what happened with Rebecca Stead's Liar & Spy. What makes this truly a great book is that the plot is subtle and everything comes to light at the right point. I really liked how Georges had to come to terms with what happened to his mother before the reader got to see what had happened. It definitely made the reveal all the more poignant because you saw how it impacted him and that he was, in a way, trying to cope with the news and come to terms with it at his own pace. Final Verdict: Liar & Spy turned out o be nothing like what I was expecting, and sometimes that is exactly what one needs in a book. Liar & Spy earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game was first published when I was in high school. It was one of the first science fiction books I ever read and that series is still one of my favorites. Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller. Science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, religious fiction... you name it, he's done it and done it well.

Enders Game- My all time favorite book. Read it 5 times so far and the whole series. Do yourself a favor

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card-I read this in high school and found it so addicting I kept going through most of the series!

Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card. First book I ever read by him, and still one of my favorite books.

Ender's Game - by Orson Scott Card My FAVORITE fiction book of all time! Nuff said. Can't wait for the movie in 2014. Don't screw it up, Hollywood.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card: What is a child truly capable of? Especially if it's just a game?

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. A serious favorite book! Any s/f fan who hasn't read it is seriously behind in her/his reading. Card builds a believable world out in space where humans are locked in an intergalactic cold war with an insectoid alien race. We visit this world through the eyes of a young military cadet who was bred for it without his knowledge. Great for young and old alike. Excellent for adults, doable for YA.

Perhaps the greatest sci-fi book ever. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

Good science fiction books-worth-reading

This was ok. A little more Nancy Drew than I usually read.

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $13.55. Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore. 416 pages. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011). Reading level: Ages 14 and up

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Grades 8 & up). Seventeen-year-old Amy Goodnight has long been the one who makes her family of witches seem somewhat normal to others, but while spending a summer with her sister caring for their aunt's farm, Amy becomes the center of weirdness when she becomes tied to a powerful ghost.

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $13.55. 416 pages. Reading level: Ages 14 and up. Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $9.99. Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (August 14, 2012). Reading level: Ages 14 and up

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $13.55. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011). Reading level: Ages 14 and up. 416 pages. Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $9.99. Reading level: Ages 14 and up. Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (August 14, 2012)

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $13.55. 416 pages. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011). Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore. Reading level: Ages 14 and up

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. $13.55. Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore. Reading level: Ages 14 and up. Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011). 416 pages

Young Adult Nominee. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore