Book Reviews

Gregor the Overlander

Book Review:  Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins: I enjoyed the Hunger Games series, and when I checked to see what else Suzanne Collins had written, I found this series. Eleven-year-old Gregor lives in New York City and spends his free time babysitting his little sister and trying not to think about his missing father.… Continue reading Gregor the Overlander

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Dont’ Go

Book Review:  Don't Go, by Lisa Scottoline: Dr. Mike Scanlon is deployed to Afghanistan, leaving his wife and a new baby behind. Amid brutal conditions he and his fellow doctors operate and save lives. Then he gets a call that his wife is dead from a knife wound, and he goes home to bury her… Continue reading Dont’ Go

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Shadow and Bone

Book Review: Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo Life has been hard for Alina Starkov, but until recently she has always been able to count on her best friend, Malyen Oretsev. Teen-aged orphans in the war-torn country of Ravka, she and Mal now serve in the army, which consists of regular troops and people with… Continue reading Shadow and Bone

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Back By Sunrise

Book Review:  Back by Sunrise, by Justin Sloan When Brooke’s dad is deployed and later killed in action, she and her family must deal with their grief. Brooke can’t understand why her dad had to leave. But then she finds a magic necklace that her dad left her. When she puts on the necklace, Brooke… Continue reading Back By Sunrise

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In Remembrance

Today we remember and honor all those who served our country, who sacrificed their time, health, and sometimes their lives so that we could have a peaceful, safe, and free land.  My father and grandfather both served in the Canadian Armed Forces.  They understood the price of freedom.  They loved their country and were willing… Continue reading In Remembrance

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In Remembrance

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, our local elementary school children gathered outside while veterans conducted a short ceremony to honor those who served in the armed forces.  The children put their hands over their hearts and watched in silence as the color guard raised the flag, and then… Continue reading In Remembrance

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Warbreaker

I stayed up really late last night to finish Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson.  This book was incredible!  If you’ve read any of his other books, you know that Brandon’s world building is amazingly rich and complex.  He does this by weaving the details of his carefully constructed fantasy world into the story, gradually revealing a… Continue reading Warbreaker