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Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653895
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Published: HarperAlley - October 1st, 2019

Ed and Cinder are back in this charming new adventure between worlds. The two brothers struggle in their new roles and lives, yet are brought back together again when a new threat emerges as the magic in the below world begins dying out. Can the two of them, with the help of their family and friends, save the below world once again?
More than just beautiful illustrations and a moving story, The Changeling King helps us embrace who we are, and teaches us the importance of friendship, family and love. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250118752
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

In this harrowing, poignant story, we learn the history of Michael Bornstein and the unforgettable story of his father's bravery, his mother's unconditional love, and Michael's incredible survival as one of the youngest children to survive Auschwitz.
Shocking yet moving, this true story of survival broke my heart and in many ways, mended it back together again with its uplifting messages of resilience in the face of evil, hope in the face of loss, and determination in the face of destruction. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey - Book Review

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By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338112450
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

A cute, hilarious story about a pug named Pig and his best friend Trevor - a dachshund. Pig is a selfish dog, and in this story he learns the concept of sharing and the meaning of friendship!
Perfect for people of all ages, and particularly children who are learning how to share and make friends, Pig the Pug (and all of his adorable stories - which all teach some sort of lesson) are sure to become an absolute favorite on bookshelves! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Nightbooks by J. A. White - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062560094
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 25th, 2019

Alex gets trapped in an enchanted apartment with a witch who demands he tell her a scary story every night in order to survive. But when he begins to run out of stories, Alex and his new friends - other captives - must try to find a way to escape, or be stuck forever!
Fast paced and fun, this quick read is a modern day retelling of Hansel & Gretel that takes the entire fairy tale to a whole new level. This "Nightbook" is full of magic, darkness, and what it truly means to embrace what makes you unique in a world that demands you be the same as everybody else. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Dead Voices by Katherine Arden - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525515050
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Ollie and her friends are back for another adventure - and this time they're snowed in at a ski resort that's haunted by vengeful ghosts! Can they survive the perilous night and outsmart an enemy the three of them thought that they had left in their past?
Creepy, chilling, and fun, Dead Voices is a spine tingling ghost story that has a twist you won't see coming! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Someone We Know: A Novel by Shari Lapena - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525557654
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 30th, 2019

How well do you think you know your neighbors? In a small suburb, a teenager has been sneaking into houses, and a woman is found murdered. Smiles come undone, dark secrets are exposed and everybody becomes a suspect in this classic whodunit mystery.
Lapena does a wonderful job showing the perspectives from each character, the lies they tell - and the truths they keep. Like a real life Clue game, you sift through the stories and evidence alongside the detectives, trying to figure out the truth before Lapena spills the beans for you.
Fast-paced and twisting; I read this entire book in one day. I couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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