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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Hannah2Go, January 14, 2011

J. K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was interesting, but lacked of a true storyline in my opinion. I found myself daydreaming while flipping through the pages and then having to re-read them when I figured out what I was doing. Although this story did capture my interest at points, I would recommend it for younger teenage boys; I personally thought the book was a bit too long for me. Harry Potter is about a young boy named Harry, who learns he is a wizard. In the second chapter we learn he was abused by the Dursley family, who took Harry in when his parents died; “He found a pair of socks under his bed, after pulling a spider off one of them, put them on. Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs were full of them and that was were he slept.” A little bit after it reads, “Don’t ask questions— that was the first rule of the quiet life with the Dursleys” , which made me think of a boy trapped and had nowhere to turn. He was also bullied by his cousin Dudley, before Hagrid (a giant man) found Harry and took him to Hogwarts (a wizard’s school). Although throughout this book it does get a bit exciting, I was not at all in a hurry to finish it. I don’t know if I’ll be reading the next Harry Potter book soon.
Review by: Hannah Smith
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The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
The Winter Room

Hannah2Go, November 30, 2010

This book has an interesting story line, that anyone could tell was well thought out, and Gary Paulsen, defiantly enjoyed writing it. The Winter Room is an interesting tale about a young man who has lived a life on a farm. I enjoyed reading this book, it kept me entertained; and is sure to do the same for you. If you give this book a chance you will get a sneak peak into an eleven-year-old mind, and find it exciting. It has powerful information that would put any reader in awe, ‘If books could have more, give more, show more,’ this would be that book.
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