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Review: You Killed Wesley Payne

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You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin. Little, Brown. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Dalton Rev, 17, looks like just another transfer student to Salt River High. Except, he’s not. He’s working a job; he’s there to find out who killed Wesley Payne. Dalton, who has adopted the Lexington Cole pulp noir [...]

Review: Fixing Delilah

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Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler. 2010. Little Brown. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Delilah Hannaford, almost seventeen, is in a car headed from Pennsylvania to Vermont. It’s been eight years since she’s been to her mother’s hometown. Back then, it was for her beloved grandfather’s funeral. Because of a fight between her mother, [...]

Review: Room

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Room by Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown. 2010. Borrowed copy. The Plot: Five year old Jack lives with Ma in Room. His entire life, all he knows, is within these four walls. Rug, with the spot on it from when he was born. Bed, where he wakes up with Ma in the morning. Wardrobe, where he [...]

Review: Beautiful Darkness

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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Little Brown. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from ALA. Part of the Novel Noise blog tour. Spoilers for Beautiful Creatures. This is the type of series best read in order; so if you haven’t read Beautiful Creatures, here is my review and interview with the authors from last [...]

Review: The Mockingbirds

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The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. Little, Brown. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Themis Academy is a boarding school that believes its students are so good that they never do anything wrong. No, really. They have an honor code, a student code! Themis students are so wonderful they always live up to the [...]

Review: Jane

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Jane: A modern retelling of Jane Eyre by April Lindner. Poppy, an imprint of Little Brown. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Oh, just go look up the Wikipedia entry for Jane Eyre. Jane takes Jane Eyre and updates it; Jane Moore is a nanny for Nico Rathburn, a rock star. The Good: [...]

Review: Reckless

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Reckless by Cornelia Funke. Little Brown. 2010. Reviewed from Advance Limited Edition from publisher. The Plot: When Jacob Reckless is twelve years old, he discovers a mirror in his father’s study that takes him into a world where fairy tales are real. Twelve years later, his brother Will follows him through the mirror, eager to discover [...]

Review: Ship Breaker

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown. 2010. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: In a future America, teenage Nailer works light crew with other teens, scavenging the parts of rusted-out, abandoned ships that only those small and thin enough can get into. If Nailer is lucky, he will bulk up enough to qualify [...]