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Six lessons on young adults' literature from a 13-year-old

An interesting article brought to my attention by friend and colleague, Barbara Braxton The Bottom Shelf and 500 Hats – thank you for sharing BB! 670 more words

Childrens Books

Book Review: Flat-Out Love

In Flat-Out Love, college freshman Julie learns an important life lesson: Never rent an apartment sight-unseen via Craigslist.

When Julie arrives in Boston from small-town Ohio to start her college adventure, she’s in for a rude awakening. 713 more words

Book Reviews

Somewhere in the Greater Antilles

“The storm is getting closer,” Suki thought nervously as she gazed at the soot stained clouds dancing slowly in the distance. Dark shapes appeared to hug the shoreline as the tide violently beat the backs of sturdy boulders built to withstand the sort of destruction that lay ahead. 616 more words

Writing

Book Excerpt #2 - The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane

Ricky went into the kitchen and assured Henry that Sarah was coming around.  Henry looked near as pale as his aunt did, having worried himself into a tizzy.   631 more words

Drea Damara

Beautiful Creatures movie review

Why is this movie called Beautiful Creatures?  I don’t even have a guess…  (IE, I recall no creatures, just people.)  But as far as “the protagonist is a special snowflake in this young adult novel fantasy romance adaptation” genre goes, it’s a decent movie with some great actors turning in quality performances.  759 more words

Movie Review

Summer Reading for the 2015-2016 School Year

I just received information about the Summer Reading Requirements for the students attending Wheeler HS next school year and have copied and pasted them below.  Please do not hesitate to get these books sooner than later.   304 more words

Learning Through Literature

Goodreads Giveaway: Pippa of Lauramore

Good morning! Starting today you can enter to win one of two autographed advanced paperback copies of Pippa of Lauramore on the Goodreads website. The winners will be chosen at random by Goodreads on April 7th. 27 more words

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