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Book Review – Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

By Awnali Mills I don’t say much about it here on the blog but life has been…difficult lately.  One misfortune after another has plagued my family for a few years now—cancer in more than one family member (including myself), unemployment, … Continue reading

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Book Review – From Me to You by K. A. Holt

By Awnali Mills Amelia is starting eighth grade with her best friend, Taylor.  Together, they are determined to rule the year and pull off the best prank ever…or at least they would if Amelia weren’t so tired all the time.  … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Spirit of Cattail County by Victoria Piontek

By Awnali Mills Sparrow hasn’t got any friends—any living ones, anyway.  In the small town of Beulah, Florida, Sparrow doesn’t fit in with anyone.  Even though her mother was from a long line of Daltons—one of the town’s few families—she … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow

By Awnali Mills Lily’s father is a great outdoorsman, and he has taught his daughters well.  That is how Lily knows for sure that the reports of his death on Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, have to be wrong.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas

By Awnali Mills When eleven-year-old Stella visits NASA, a black hole follows her home.  Nervous at first, she quickly sees the advantages of a pet black hole that can swallow the things that bother her.  But most of the things … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stealing Our Way Home by Cecilia Galante

By Awnali Mills Twelve year old Jack and ten year old Pippa’s mother died a few months ago, and their dad seems totally lost.  He’s spending all his time at work and leaving all the “mothering” to Jack.  But when … Continue reading

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Book Review – Matylda, Bright & Tender by Holly McGhee

By Awnali Mills Sussy and Guy are, in the immortal words of Forrest Gump, just like peas and carrots. They’ve been best friends forever.  Guy’s mother won’t allow him to have pets, but they’re able to talk Sussy’s father into … Continue reading

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