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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781368052405
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Twisting. Thrilling. Full of puzzles to solve! ⁣
I thoroughly enjoyed this serious (yet sort of fun!) read about an ordinary girl named Avery who just inherited billions of dollars from a man she’s never met. With the rightful heirs and their family nipping at her heels, can Avery outsmart them at their own game? Can she solve the puzzle and find out the truth? Or will it ultimately cost her everything, including her life?⁣ ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


The Chalk Man: A Novel by C. J. Tudor - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524760991
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 31st, 2018

The Chalk Man is many things. Clever, creepy, twisting. Switching effortlessly between past and present, we follow Eddie as he navigates his childhood memories in search of the real answers as to who murdered the teenage girl he and his friends discovered many years prior. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
Soon, though, he finds that some secrets should stay buried - because not all answers are ones you want to know. ⁣⁣And, sometimes, the guilt hits more closer to home than you realize...⁣⁣ ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party by Allan Wolf - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763663247
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

In this carefully crafted historical fiction, written in-verse, Allan Wolf paints a tragic picture of the harrowing journey of the ill-fated Donner party as they traverse a wild landscape in hopes of a better future in California. Told from the perspectives of the travelers - and even Hunger itself - the story peels back the very layers of what makes us human, and reveals a hidden beast that exists within all of us: a raw, untamed animal that will do anything to survive when put to the extreme. This novel is not for the faint of heart. It is a devastatingly woven tale of both fiction - and actual history - that will change the way some of us remember the Donner party. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

In this very real, possible future, feelings are null, love does not exist, and you are, essentially, the same as everyone else. Cleverly written, Lowry winds a moving, profound, and unsettling story of an idyllic society where Sameness is normal, and uniqueness is frowned upon. A perfect book to spark a deep discussion about controlled communities, embracing your differences, familial ties, and the fine line between doing what's right, and doing something because you don't know any better. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062854599
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Published: HarperTeen - August 25th, 2020

Set in the small town of Kettle Springs, a war is brewing between the old and new generations. When things start to escalate, Frendo the Clown - the town's mascot - decides to take matters into its own deadly hands and wreak havoc on the troublesome teens in an insane act of conflict resolution. Alliances are formed, and betrayals are afoot in this gloriously bloody, modern day version of a classic slasher novel. If you like (or don't like) crossbows, clowns, or crossbow wielding clowns, pick this one up anyway, if you dare. You won't be disappointed! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry - Book Review

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By Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062995926
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 1st, 2020

A sister and brother Orca whale gets separated from their pod, and must use what little knowledge they have of the outer ocean to find their way back home.
A wonderful companion to A Wolf Called Wander, this novel explores the important issues of not only family, but global warming, climate change, and the damaging effects it has on our environment and animals. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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