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Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Dealing With Mental Illness

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books which feature characters dealing with mental illness. 436 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Jennifer Niven's "All The Bright Places"; a life affirming book about death

My rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

All The Bright Places is about a girl, “who learns to live from a boy who intends to die”. 344 more words

Ellen's Book Reviews

Have you read "SPEAK"?

“Speak” is a young adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, it is not a new book, it was first published in 1999. And this is not a review of the book, that will be on my other blog. 627 more words


Book 13: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson is a young adult book about a 17 year old girl who’s father is a veteran with pretty serious ptsd. 202 more words


Getting the Word Out So Teens Can Get Their Words Out

School has never been a bastion of creative expression for students.  In this age of testing and huge curricular requirements, teachers have fewer opportunities to offer their students to say what they want and have their voices heard in meaningful ways.   561 more words

Picky Picks: SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

Somehow, this book has existed for 16 years and I hadn’t read it until last week. Wow. There is so much that can be said about SPEAK, so much that has already been said. 684 more words

Picky Picks


So where have I been for the last week? I went to Orlando with the family. We took the tyke to Disneyworld. He had a blast. 376 more words