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Colorado Jess has commented on (9) products.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Colorado Jess, November 11, 2014

This book will shock and amaze you. Not only is it like no other story of a family living on the edge of society but it is true!
The author makes it out of poverty and shares her shocking story.
The book Jeannette Walls wrote after this is actually chronologically before "The Glass Castle". Entitled " Half-Broke Horses" it too will hold you spellbound in disbellef.
I counted my blessings after reading these!
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The Secret Garden (Aladdin Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden (Aladdin Classics)

Colorado Jess, August 5, 2014

This wonderful story delighted and enthralled me for hours as a young child. I was there with these characters and the beautiful drawings were well-done and complemented it nicely. Still plenty of Summer left to take a trip to the Secret Garden!
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See

Colorado Jess, June 4, 2014

I am aware that many books have been written on the subject of World War 11. Each has a different slant on the subject and "All The Light We Cannot See" shows the war from the prospective of a German boy turned soldier and a French blind girl. Be prepared to be dazzled and touched. Anthony Doerr has an amazing writing style that often gave me pause. The characters in this book come to life through his clever imagination. This book grabbed me from start to finish. Well-done Mr. Doerr and I hope your story reaches a large audience.
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Colorado Jess, January 3, 2014

This book exceeded my expectations by a lot! Fasten your seatbelt and hang on for an amazing ride through a time of dustbowls, shantytowns, and abject poverty juxtaposed next to the blue-blood sport of rowing. What makes this so inspiring is that we get to follow a group of University of Washington guys go from being poor farmers, loggers, and fishermen to first class rowers despite their backgrounds. This is set during the time leading up to and during the Olympics of 1936 when Hitler and his ego wanted so badly to win.
I would put this in the same league of writing as Unbroken. That good!
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

Colorado Jess, November 23, 2013

I will admit it. I am a huge Bill Bryson fan. In this book, as most of his others, I was brought to tears of laughter and made to ponder. Bill Bryson brings to life a childhood of innocence and mischief in the 1950's. Picture him during a civil defense drill, sitting at his desk while everyone else, including the teacher, is under theirs. His father had pointed out that if there was a bomb, they would all be dead within 90 minutes. So Bill spends his time constructively reading a comic book. Make sense to me!
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