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Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The book “Crossover” is about a boy who loves to play basketball and it runs through his whole family.  He is very good, and so is his brother, and his dad was an old time basketball player.  So they all played together and had a really fun time playing.  Then to Josh, the main character, […]

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October 25, 2016

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Patton is a book following George W. Patton, an American general during World War II. It also touches base on the war itself. The story begins with Patton dying in a hospital in Germany. Then, it recaps the war. It ends questioning whether Patton’s death was an accident or an assassination, and gives facts […]

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September 27, 2016

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

A  Dog’s Purpose is a story about a dog that is reincarnated several times, trying to achieve the perfect life that will result in him going to heaven. The story spans over four lives. In his first life, the narrator lives in a den by a creek. He and his mother and siblings are then […]

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September 6, 2016

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave is a dystopic sci-fi novel about aliens invading the earth and bringing death and destruction in five waves. During the first wave, an EMP destroys all electronics on Earth. In the second wave, massive poles are dropped from space into the earth’s oceans, causing total devastation on every coastline in the world. […]

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September 6, 2016

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

The name of the main character is Tori Spring. She watches films and posts depressing stuff on her blog. She prefers being alone and hates people who are talkative, cheery, optimistic etc.. Now meet Michael Holden, talkative, odd, and determined to become Tori’s friend. Series of pranks have been happening around the school, each one […]

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September 2, 2016

“Challenger Deep” from The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of short stories and essays written by Marina Keegan, a student who graduated from Yale but died in a tragic car accident five days later. Her graduation essay, “The Opposite of Loneliness” went viral after her death, and was included in the book. One of her stories that […]

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July 29, 2016

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

In a small beach town in Australia, kindergarten is just about to start at the local elementary school. Jane is a young single mother who just moved into the town, and is nervous about making friends. Madeline has already put two children through kindergarten, so she takes Jane under her wing to help her adjust […]

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July 29, 2016

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal is a nonfiction book written by a physician that discusses end of life care, and a new perspective on it. Atul Gawande experiences this firsthand when his father becomes ill, and he decides that medicine isn’t the only thing one should rely on regarding end of life care. Gawande talks about how in […]

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July 29, 2016

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

This book tells the life of AJ Fikry, a recently widowed man who runs a bookstore on a small island. After his wife died, his life started going in a downwards spiral. He started drinking more, cutting people out of his life, and his bookstore was starting to run out of business. When things can’t […]

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July 29, 2016

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera

Noontide Toll is about a man named Vasantha, who is a retired clerk living in Sri Lanka and spends his days as a driver. Vasantha represents the essence of Sri Lanka and the working man. He puts all of his savings into this minibus that he uses to drive people around. His motivation is to […]

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July 27, 2016