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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: 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 – 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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Book Review – Wish by Barbara O’Connor

By Awnali Mills Charlie’s family is a mess. Her father is in jail being “corrected,” and her mother can’t get out of bed. So the state sent her sister Jackie to live with a friend, and Charlie to live with … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

By Awnali Mills Fifth grader Bilal and his family have to leave Pakistan in a hurry because of accusations made against his father.  But his father needs to stay in Pakistan to deal with the situation.  Suddenly Bilal find himself … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

By Awnali Mills Twelve-year-old Candice is stuck in the small town of Lambert, SC, for the summer while her newly divorced parents try to sell the home she grew up in.  She’s upset at missing hanging out with her friends, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm

By Awnali Mills It’s Key West, Florida in the height of the Depression.  Beans Curry is the leader of a gang of boys who knows what’s what, and he’s determined to help his family out in this time of trouble.  … Continue reading

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