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Blue Ticket: A Novel by Sophie Mackintosh - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545631
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Published: Doubleday - June 30th, 2020

A dystopian novel in which girls, at the start of puberty, must leave home and report to a station to draw a ticket. The ticket will determine their future.. If they draw a "white ticket", they are to go off and marry and have children. If they draw a "blue ticket", a device is implanted in them, to prevent pregnancy, and they are to settle into a career. In this story, Calla draws a "blue ticket". She follows the path expected of her and begins her career. After many years she begins to feel unfulfilled and decides to remove her device and get pregnant. Calla is forced to live a life on the run. She then discovers that she is not the only "blue ticket" woman who has chosen to defy their fate. A fantastic read. I could not put this book down. ~ Reviewed by Lori Stalcup


Will Byers: Secret Files (Stranger Things) by Matthew J. Gilbert - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781984894502
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Every Stranger Things fan needs this binder full of all sorts of fun memorabilia. Inside you will find photos, drawings, letters, and newspaper clippings, as well as notes written by Will. Sure to be a hit this holiday season. ~ Reviewed by Lori Stalcup


Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing - Book Review

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By Guojing
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771768
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 17th, 2019

A beautiful tribute to all those stray dogs out there who just want someone they can love and share their life with. This heartwarming book of illustrations carries you through the chance meeting of a dog and a girl as they gain trust in each other. You will cheer in the end! ~ Reviewed by Lori Stalcup


Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) by Tom Percival - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

One day Ruby, who is usually carefree, discovers she has a "Worry" that is following her around, and it's growing. When she notices her friend also has a "Worry," they discover a solution. If you share your concerns with someone, the "Worry" will go away. ~ Reviewed by Lori Stalcup


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