Category Archives: Fiction

Mechaboys by James Kochalka

by James Kochalka. Top Shelf, 2018. ISBN 9781603094238 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Graphic novel/science fiction What did you like about the book? Impending high school graduation impels two misfit boys to … Continue reading

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Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

Author: Karim, Sheba Title: Skunk Girl Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Copyright Date: 2009 ISBN: 9780374370114 Format: Book Rating: Excellent Grades: 7-10 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences, English Genre: Realistic Fiction/Multicultural Review: As if things weren’t difficult enough for Nina … Continue reading

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“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin

“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-375-86222-9 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 6-9 Told in four movements, Zalbin tells the story of 13-year-old Allegra Katz. As the daughter of a former opera star and a … Continue reading

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“Exposed” by Kimberly Marcus

“Exposed” by Kimberly Marcus Random House, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-375-86693-7 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 9-12 Liz is 16 years old, and loves taking photographs of unusual subjects, and developing her own film in the school’s darkroom. Seeing her thoughts and … Continue reading

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How to be a werewolf by Serena Valentino

Author: Valentino, Serena Title: How to be a werewolf: The claws-on guide for the modern lycanthrope Publisher: Candlewick Copyright Date: 2011 ISBN: 9780763653873 Format: Non-fiction Rating: Excellent Grades: grades 5 -8 Curriculum Framework: Mythology Genre: Myths and legends Review: This … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Life and Death by Kelly C.K. Martin

Author: Martin, C.K. Kelly Title: The Lighter Side of Life and Death Publisher: Random House Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 978-0-375-84588-8 Format: Fiction Rating: Good Grades: 10 and up Curriculum Framework: English Genre: Realism Review: Mason and Kat lose their virginity … Continue reading

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Clone Codes by Patricia and John McKissack

Author: McKissack, Patricia and John McKissack Title: Clone Codes Publisher: Scholastic Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780439929837 Format: Fiction novel, Rating: Average Grades: 5-8 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences Genre: Sci-fi Review: Leanna is fresh from a virtual field trip, … Continue reading

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