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Book Review: Strange The Dreamer

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor Rating: ★★★★★ The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone… Continue reading Book Review: Strange The Dreamer

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Comic Review: Big Mushy Happy Lump

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen Rating: ★★★★★ Swimsuit season is coming up! Better get beach-body ready! Work on those abs! Lift those butts! …Um, or how about never mind to all that and just be a lump. Big Mushy Happy Lump!  Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast… Continue reading Comic Review: Big Mushy Happy Lump

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Book Review: The First Third

The First Third by Will Kostakis Rating: ★★★★1/2 Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made. That’s how Billy’s grandmother explains it, anyway. She’s given him her… Continue reading Book Review: The First Third

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Book Review: The Last Beginning

The Last Beginning by Lauren James Rating: ★★★★★ Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives. But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Beginning

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Comic Review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Cliff Chiang (Illustrator) and Matthew Wilson (Illustrator)  Rating: ★★★★ In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last… Continue reading Comic Review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1

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Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Rating: ★★★★★ Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play… Continue reading Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda