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Review of “Song of the Current” by Sarah Tolcser

This young adult fantasy focuses on Caroline (“Caro”) Oresteia, a wherryman’s daughter who wants to be a wherry pilot one day herself. Eight generations of Oresteias have been pilots favored by the river god, but to Caro’s dismay, she has … Continue reading

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Review of “Once and For All” by Sarah Dessen

Popular young adult novel writer Sarah Dessen employs common romance plot themes with the addition of a darker aspect taken from today’s headlines. 17-year-old Louna (named for her parents, Natalie and Lou), helps her mother in her very successful business … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas With 21 Activities” by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

In debates about “who was the greatest scientist who ever lived,” the outcome does not always favor Albert Einstein; rather, opinion is generally split between him and Isaac Newton. Newton was born in England on Christmas Day in 1642, the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Scribe of Siena” by Melodie Winawer

This historical fiction/paranormal novel in the style of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Connie Willis’s Doomsday Book combines art, history, romance and time travel. The main protagonist is Beatrice Trovato, a modern-day brain surgeon who has a unique gift of extra-sensory … Continue reading

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Review of “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys

This novel begins in 1950. Josie Moraine is the 17-year-old daughter of a selfish, shallow, and greedy mother who works as a prostitute in the New Orleans brothel run by the madam Willy Woodley. Willy acts as a sort of … Continue reading

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