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    Book Review | Inside Out and Back Again

    I just recently finished reading Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. It was pretty amazing! It is a story inspired by the author’s own childhood memories of fleeing Vietnam, after the fall of Saigon and coming to Alabama. A Brief Summary of Inside Out & Back Again Young Hà and her family have always lived in Saigon. Suddenly the terror of war is practically on her doorstep. Hà and her family embark on a journey heading to somewhere safe. Where should they flee to? Canada where their Uncle lives? France? Or the United States of America? They choose to go to the United…

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    Book Review| Autumn Street

    “It was a long time ago.“Though it seems, sometimes, that most things that matter happened a long time ago, that is not really true. What is true is this: bu the time you realize how much something mattered, time has passed; by the time it stops hurting enough that you can tell about it, first to yourself, and finally to someone else, more time has passed; then, when you sit down to begin the telling, you have to begin this way:“It was a long time ago.” ~ Lois Lowry, Autumn Street Autumn Street by Lois Lowry Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book…

  • The Secret Keepers

    Book Review | The Secret Keepers

    “The ocean was the greatest secret keeper of all. Some of its secrets, like the hidden shoals, could be discovered, but most would never be known. Thousands upon thousands might be revealed, yet there would always be more that remained hidden. The ocean was probably the most mysterious thing in the world, Reuben thought, except for a person.” ~ Trenton Lee Stewart, The Secret Keepers The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart is fairly new book, having been published in 2016. In the creation of The Secret Keepers, the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society has worked his…

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    Book Review| The One and Only Ivan

    “Growing up gorilla is just like any other kind of growing up. You make mistakes. You play. You learn. You do it all over again.” ~ Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Today I would like to discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. While this book came out back in 2012, I just very recently had the chance to read it, and I must say that I enjoyed it very much. It was quick, easy, and fun read. Before I say more about and jump into a proper review, I will give you a…

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    Book Review | Elijah of Buxton

    Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis “Sometimes if you want something bad enough, your dreams get answered. Sometimes if you’re scared enough, you get so strong you can do near anything…” ~ Christopher Paul Curtis, Elijah of Buxton I have just recently finished reading a book called Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. It has been on my reading list forever. I finally got around to reading it and I am glad I did. I have previously read two Christopher Paul Curtis books, being Bud, Not Buddy (you can find my review of that one here) and The Mighty Miss Malone. Brief Summary…

  • The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith Review

    Book Review | The Black Star of Kingston

    The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith S. D. Smith’s Green Ember series has caught the attention of many avid readers since the first book in the series was published in the year. The series in order of publication goes as follows: The Green Ember |Published December 12, 2014| The Black Star of Kingston |Published July 12, 2015| Ember Falls: The Green Ember Book II |Published September 11, 2016|  The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story |Published December 12, 2017| Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III |Published March 8, 2018| Introduction | Before the Review The Black Star of Kingston By S.…