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Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

Castle Cranshaw runs so fast that his nickname is Ghost—now you see him, now you don’t. Castle found out just how fast he could run the night his drunken father tried to shoot him and his mother. His dad’s in … Continue reading

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Ghost Hawk, by Susan Cooper

Little Hawk is growing up in what is now New England in the 1600s. Since he is eleven, he will soon leave for his trial of survival in the forest, supplied with just his treasured tomahawk. Even though he faces … Continue reading

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My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, &c.

Jane Eyre and Charlotte Brontë are students at Lowood School, where they are, naturally, cold and starving. Charlotte, who is continually scribbling in her notebook, thinks that Jane is somewhat odd, since she talks to herself at times. In actuality, … Continue reading

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For Everyone, by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the author of a number of brilliant novels for tweens and teens, including Ghost and Long Way Down, to name just two. I have had the privilege of hearing him speak several times, and he is always … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness

Mike is not one of the indie kids. He and his friends never interacted with the vampires a few years back, or the ghosts a few years before that. They just go to high school, work at local restaurants, and … Continue reading

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Books for All

While I was unable to type comfortably, books piled up on my desk for review. Not too many books, since I was also unable to look down to read for as long as I wished, but here are three that … Continue reading

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Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal

Jeremy Johnson Johnson lives a difficult life for a teenager, belying his town’s name, Never Better. Circumstances could be much better for Jeremy and his dad, who has not left the house since Jeremy’s mother disappeared. His grandfather bequeathed Jeremy … Continue reading

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Love Those Raven Boys

Once I got to chapter two in Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys, I could not stop reading until I got to the end. The heroine, Blue, is the daughter of a psychic who lives in a house full of women—some … Continue reading

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