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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 – 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 – Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz

By Awnali Mills Frankie hasn’t felt like her family is complete ever since her mom died.  Don’t get her wrong, she loves her dad and her Gram, but someone is missing.  Now the Winter Family Festival Parade is coming up … Continue reading

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Book Review – Who Killed Darius Drake by Rodman Philbrick

By Awnali Mills Arthur Bash is the school’s enforcer, and anyone can hire him to intimidate anyone else for the price of a Snickers bar.  But Arthur’s life turns upside down when Darius Drake, the school genius and resident weirdo … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy

By Awnali Mills Charlie Fisher has been abandoned by his mother and now lives with his American diplomat father.  He hates everything about his life, and finds it really hard to make friends because most of the kids he comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom

By Awnali Mills Allie West’s mother is the school principal.  That means that Allie knows her way around the school—knows all the staff, knows who has the good snacks, and the best places to eavesdrop on teachers.  It also means … Continue reading

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