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Friday Finds - Historical Fiction

1) The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. 686 more words


Reading Corner: Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak is an award-winning realistic young adult fiction that receives intensely enthusiastic reviews on Goodreads, so naturally I thought it would be crap.

It’s not. 131 more words

YA Books

Review: Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

Nine-year-old Ling has a very happy life. Her parents are both dedicated surgeons at the best hospital in Wuhan, and her father teaches her English as they listen to Voice of America every evening on the radio.

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"Wonder," R.J. Palacio

August Pullman was born with a craniofacial deformity that has kept him away from mainstream school and prevented him from having “normal” friendships, other than with his dog, Daisy. 314 more words

"Will Grayson, Will Grayson," David Levithan and John Green

Will Grayson (properly capitalized) is a high schooler that tries to blend in and not draw attention. Unfortunately, his best friend, Tiny Cooper, makes that quite difficult. 256 more words

Realistic Fiction

A Report on Anne Stuart


Anne Stuart. Boy, it’s perfect for the kind of books she writes; gives you all kinds of premonitions about them, and they turn out to be true, mostly. 917 more words

Book Reviews

{REVIEW} Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder
Author: R.J. Palacio
Genre:  Realistic Fiction, Contemporary
My rating: ★★★★★

Blurb from Goodreads:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. 325 more words