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The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
The Berlin Boxing Club

bookloverxxv, October 3, 2011

Super good book, I guess you'd call it historical fiction, about a young boxer in Germany during the rise of the Nazis before World War II. This sort of book normally wouldn't interest me, but I found it gripping and it didn't let down right to the end. No happy feel good messages (thank God!), just a solid story and great characters.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

bookloverxxv, September 28, 2011

Not entirely successful but at least a young adult novel with some depth. The author maintained my interest for the first half but I thought the remainder of the book let me down, especially the conclusion. Why can't people come up with decent endings? Oh, well...
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The Book of Ralph by John Mcnally
The Book of Ralph

bookloverxxv, August 13, 2011

Screamingly funny young adult novel that manages to avoid smarminess. Love the relationship between the two main characters; what is it that I find so attractive about losers? A fantastic novel for young people with brains, right up there with MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD and LOWBOY.
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Mr. Peanut (Vintage Contemporaries) by Adam Ross
Mr. Peanut (Vintage Contemporaries)

bookloverxxv, July 3, 2011

A pleasing beginning but the book kind of bogs down about 2/3 of the way through, and then we're subjected to lectures about Hitchcock and feminism and what have you. A first novel and an impressive effort...but he needed a better editor and should have maintained focus on the central idea of the book (husbands plotting to kill wives), which is quite funny and interesting.
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

bookloverxxv, May 8, 2011

Read it for a school project and fell in love from the first page. I am Scout! Her fearless explorations of her surrounding world give us insights into the age she lived in, the good and the bad. A book about the wrongness of prejudice and the difference one good man can make. The movie is excellent too, Gregory Peck the perfect choice for Atticus. Highly recommended.
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