Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review – The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

By Awnali Mills When she was eight, Lucy was struck by lightning.  Part of her brain turned off, but part of her brain when into hyperdrive.  Now Lucy is a math genius.  Her Nana homeschooled her, and now she’s ready … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman

By Awnali Mills Imani has always wondered about her biological family.  Her forever family is great, and she loves them very much, but Imani is black, her brother is Guatemalan, and her parents are white, and Jewish.  Sometimes, a girl … Continue reading

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Book Review: Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

By Awnali Mills Don’t mistake Byx for a dog—she isn’t one.  She’s a dairne, one of the six governing species of the world.  But the numbers of dairne have been dwindling.  Byx decides to go on a quest to find … Continue reading

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Book Review – Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert

By Awnali Mills Bone’s grandmother knows just which herbs will treat her patients.  Her Uncle Ash knows just how to heal sick animals.  Bone can touch an object see images of things that happened around the object.  Bone’s mother used … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Boy Who Went Magic by A.P. Winter

In Penvellyn, there is no magic, as everyone knows.  Magic is a curse, once used by the country of Ferenor to do marvelous things, but it destroyed them—or at least that’s what the stories say.  Bert is an orphan who … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

By Awnali Mills Jerome is a 12 year old boy playing with a toy gun when he is shot in the back and killed by the police.  But somehow, he cannot pass on.  Instead, he meets the ghost of Emmett … Continue reading

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Book Review – Code Word Courage by Kirby Larson

By Awnali Mills Before Billie’s brother, Leo, heads off to fight in WWII, he brings home his friend Denny.  One the way home, Denny and Leo find an injured, abandoned dog which they entrust to Billie.  The dog, Bear, becomes … Continue reading

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