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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062409164
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Published: William Morrow - June 13th, 2017

A downtrodden adjunct linguist leaves Harvard for a shadowy government agency looking to bring magic back into the world - and then weaponize it. Of course, everything goes hilariously and horrifically wrong. If cranky witches, naked time travel, and comically blundering bureaucracy are your thing, this is the book for you. It may look long, but it's a fast, funny read that left me smiling. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481478687
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 30th, 2017

This sweet, funny Indian-American love story starts with an epic case of miscommunication and a hilarious meet-not-at-all-cute. Dimple and Rishi's opposite responses to parental pressure creates fabulous romantic tension, and two great characters to root for. This is a lovely summer read that made my heart happy and made me laugh out loud. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby - Book Review

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By Laura Ruby, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062306937
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 16th, 2017

Three teenagers are in a race against the clock to find a mysterious treasure before their beloved home - a landmark apartment building - is destroyed. Full of twists, turns, and strange snippets of New York City history (and alternate history!) this book kept me turning pages late into the night. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Book Review

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By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

I want everyone I've ever met to read this book. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and brilliantly written, this book has it all. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan - Book Review

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By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763672331
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

This beautiful graphic novel re-telling of the Snow White story is set New York City of the roaring twenties and the great depression. Through gorgeous atmospheric art, perfectly chosen sparse text, and a well presented historical setting, the classic fairy tale is updated for a new generation. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

School for Sidekicks

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ISBN: 9781250079879
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Published: Square Fish - August 2nd, 2016

Self-professed super hero geek Evan Quick has wanted to be hero all his life. But when he starts developing powers shortly after his thirteenth birthday, and is sent an elite training academy, he discovers that nothing about the world of heroes and villains is as it seems. He'll need to learn to rely on new friends to make sense of it all. This adventure story has a real heart, and a terrific cast of characters. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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