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Another awesome adventure with Roz the Robot!
Captured and deactivated at the end of book 1, Roz wakes up at the farm of nice family who bought her from a Discount Robot store. Her job now is to take care of the farm animals, but all she wants is to go back home to her island and her friends, and most importantly, find her son. Will she ever be able to break her programming and leave the farm?
Illustrations and short chapters make this a great family or classroom read - but make sure you pick up book 1 first! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
The explosive conclusion to the bestselling Illuminae Files!
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik are back, stuck on another, even small spaceship, and while BeiTech isn't chasing them anymore, now they are in a race against the oxygen reserves.
BeiTech is still throwing their weight around on Kerenza, forcing miners to meet grueling quotas, and holding families hostage. Kady's cousin, Asha, is working at the hospital, patching up soldiers and sneaking supplies to the feeble resistance. Seemed life couldn't get any more complicated - until her ex from another planet shows up in a BeiTech uniform...
Told in the same unusual format as the first two, volume III unbelievably lives up to the preceding volumes and had me reading until 1am, laughing, crying and yelling at characters. Read all three and enjoy the wild ride. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
Elisha, living in Manhattan, a doctors daughter and Jewish. Jeremiah, living in Brooklyn, a Hollywood directors son, and black. Star-crossed by society's unwritten rules, living each day for the sight of the other, looking toward a forever together, someday. But with mothers with opinions and fathers with high expectations, and a police force acting without consequences, loving each other is the easy part, it's living without judgment that's hard.
Jacqueline Woodson's wonderful Romeo and Juliet inspired novel is just as important now as it was in 1998. With the discussion of racism opened by the Black Lives Matter movement, the book feels fresh and reminds us that life can change in an instant - the meeting of eyes in a hallway, a phone conversation, or an unheard shout in the park... we should all live in the moment, and fight for the future. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
First Generation, Dominican/American, Catholic. Words that define her. Words with meanings changing as years pass. Daughter, twin, friend... poet. Xiomara is pushing against obligations of family and religion, navigating expectations that don't apply to her generation. Poetry is her release, a safety valve to avoid confrontation over rules that she knows will never change. No dating. No backtalk. Go to church. Existence isn't really life, and X is ready to live, to speak, to throw her verse to the world. Does that mean leaving family and faith behind? A novel in verse, The Poet X will take you on a wild ride, slam into you like a subway train, and you will love every line! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
Twin sisters stolen, away as children to live in the Fairy Realm are now teens, facing the choice to fit in with the fae or try to lead a human life again. Both paths have dangers, both have rewards, neither guarantees a long life... Great read, full of intrigue and backstabbing (literal and figurative)! It hit all the notes I expect from a Faerie Court adventure! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore