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Review of “The Best Kind of People” by Zoe Whittall

George Woodbury is a prep school science teacher in the affluent town of Avalon Hills and a hero in the town for having stopping a school shooting almost ten years earlier. But on the day of his daughter Sadie’s 17th … Continue reading

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Review of “Never Go Back” by Lee Child

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Yes, all the Jack Reacher books are formulaic, but they are still fun and entertaining. The books are also easy to review since they have so much in common with each other! … Continue reading

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Review of “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This novel for young adults is chock full of “issues” but it seems realistic enough. The main protagonist is a Caucasian teenager named Sally (Salvador) Silva, raised by a Mexican-American family, who is experiencing changes in himself he doesn’t understand. … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “She Persisted” by Chelsea Clinton

The title of this book for children by Chelsea Clinton comes from the statement made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in February 2017 about Senator Elizabeth Warren that soon went viral. In trying to silence Warren, McConnell said: “She … Continue reading

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Review of “Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo

This is a lovely memoir about a mutually transforming friendship between a teacher and a pupil, but also an indictment of the state of education, the justice system, the health system, and the social support system in the largely forgotten … Continue reading

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