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The Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson

That little flutter in Leia’s belly makes her face the reality that Batman will be with her forever. Single and in her late thirties, she has decided to embrace her last chance at motherhood. Perhaps she had a bit too … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading

My extended family recently went on a quiet vacation to historic Virginia, and I chose a couple of light novels to read during the week. Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson This was my second title by Jackson. I reviewed … Continue reading

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Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

(Caution: Spoilers) Otto is playing a game with his friends when he wanders too far into the forest. He meets three sisters who were imprisoned by an enchantment that could only be broken by a woodwind instrument. Otto had a … Continue reading

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton

Ava sets out to tell the story of how she, who was “just a girl,” happened to be born with a full set of wings. To truly tell the story, she has to go back three generations to her great-grandmother, … Continue reading

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P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia

I will admit that I put off reading this novel until I just could not avoid it any longer, since it is at the top of many of the Newbery contender lists out there. The problem is that it is … Continue reading

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The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes

Just before school starts, Billy takes a fall during a family vacation, and now he has a lump on his head. He worries that he’s injured his brain, but when he asks his father if he thinks he’s smart enough … Continue reading

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All Our Pretty Songs, by Sarah McCarry

Two girls without fathers grow up as if they were sisters, even though their mothers are now estranged. Aurora is beautiful and popular, while the unnamed narrator is strong and mean, a typical punk rocker. Their love seems to be … Continue reading

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Saying Good-Bye to Edward

On Friday night, we watched Dark Shadows on DVD, and on Sunday, we went to the matinee of Breaking Dawn, Part 2. That’s it; I have had enough vampires. Be they sparkly and super-hunky or fanged and slightly rotted, Ich … Continue reading

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