Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fallen Angels — Walter Dean Myers

Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels. Scholastic. 1989. 320 p. Grades 8-12. Historical Fiction. **Spoilers** Perry, a recent high school graduate, decides to enlist in the army and is deported to Vietnam. While over there he makes friends and struggles to … Continue reading

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The Enchanter Heir — Cinda Williams Chima

Out October 1, 2013 The Thorn Hill Massacre was a brutal attack on the anawizard weir. Only some of the children there survived and those that did, did come out unharmed. Jonah survived but anyone he touches dies, which makes … Continue reading

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The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, and The Dragon Heir — Chinda Williams Chima

   Because I read the first three books in the Heir Chronicles in the course of a week, I felt that it would be easier for me to write a review of all of them together instead of three separate blog posts. … Continue reading

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Between Shades of Gray — Ruta Sepetys

**Warning Spoilers!** Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Philomel Books, 2011. 344 p. Grades 6-12. Historical Fiction. (YALSA BFYA 2012). Lina, a Lithuanian, and her family are deported from their home during World War II. Lina, her brother and mother … Continue reading

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Sure Signs of Crazy — Karen Harrington

Hachette Digital, Inc., Out August 20, 2013 Sarah Nelson just turned 12 and is just finishing the sixth grade. She is different from other students in her grade. Not only does she write letters to Atticus Finch instead of Harry Potter, … Continue reading

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Code Name Verity — Elizabeth Wein

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Hyperion, 2012. 332 p. Grades 7-12. Historical Fiction/Mystery. (Edgar Award Nominee Young Adult 2013). During World War II, two best friends fly into Nazi-Occupied France and are stranded there. Julie, is captured by the Gestapo. … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend — Louise Rozett

Out June 25, 2013 Rose Zarelli is going to be different this year. She is no longer going to be on the track team, or do anything because people think she should. It’s her sophomore year and she is the … Continue reading

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