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Review: The Space Between Trees

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The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams. Chronicle Books. 2010. Review copy from ALA Midwinter. The Plot: Sunday morning. Evie, sixteen, is delivering newspapers and hoping to run into Jonah Luks. Jonah…the college drop out who, on Sundays, goes to the woods and bags up the dead animals so the people living in upscale Hokepe […]

Review: The Unwritten Rule

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The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott. Simon Pulse. 2010. Copy from author. The Plot: Sarah and Brianna, best friends since forever. Ryan, Brianna’s boyfriend. Ryan, who Sarah likes. Likes likes. Yes — Sarah has broken the single most important unwritten rule. Sarah likes her best friend’s boyfriend. Sarah’s a good girl! She doesn’t break the […]

Review: Karma Bites

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Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas. Sandpiper Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Book Website. The Plot: Seventh grader Franny Flanders doesn’t want much out of life. Just for her two best friends, Kate and Joey, to get along and be friends so that […]

Review: Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett

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Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett. Candlewick Press. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Plum, almost fourteen, wants something – something more. She is full of anger and desire, seeing the world only through the lens of her own experience. Her world is small, home and school. She expects her parents and two older brothers […]

Review: Stranded by J.T. Dutton

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Stranded by J.T. Dutton. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: With great reluctance, fifteen year old Kelly Louise and her mother are leaving Des Moines for her mother’s hometown of Heaven, Ohio. Kelly Louise — named for Tina Louise, of Gilligan’s Island fame — tells of being dragged back […]