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reviewed Silent Joe. November 05
Silent Joe
"Silent Joe" tells the story of fatherly love and admiration mixed with a strong desire to be accepted and to succeed.   Joe's face was scarred as a baby when acid was thrown in …
reviewed Barracuda. August 29
Barracuda
This is a coming of age novel about Danny Kelly. We are introduced to Danny as a young adolescent with a remarkable swimming ability. He dreams of becoming an Olympic gold medal winner for Australia.   …
reviewed the most dangerous thing. December 19, 2011
the most dangerous thing
In the dickeyville area of Baltimore, five young friends meet and bond. They form a group they compare to the five points of a starfish. Composing the group are Gwen, the Halloran brothers, Sean, …
reviewed Undressing the Moon. March 05, 2011
Undressing the Moon
Piper Kincaid is only thirty when she feels a lump in her breast and finds she has cancer.      Her friend, Becca, stays with her to provide care. As the story unfolds, Piper is weak …
reviewed "The Brave". December 19, 2010
Our first view of Tommy Bedford is when a prison guard is escorting him, at age thirteen, to see his mother, before she's executed for murder.      The actual story begins in 1959, …
posted a Quick Tip about Towelhead. November 11, 2010
Towelhead
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reviewed Brooklyn Story. October 28, 2010
Brooklyn Story
In August, 1978, Samantha Bonti, "Sam" is a fifteen-year-old, living in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Sam has the dream of someday becoming a writer and crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to become a success …
posted a Quick Tip about Push: A Novel. October 15, 2010
Push: A Novel
Amazing. Brave. I'm surprised that so many people read this willingly, what with our addiction to happy endings and grandiose versions of reality.   Cheers for raising awareness and telling …
reviewed Musical Chairs. October 07, 2010
Musical Chairs
Jen Knox has exposed herself in this powerful memoir. This is a book that every young woman who thinks she can just take over her life and run with it should read. It is a tribute to the author's great …
reviewed Musical Chairs. September 20, 2010
Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs is the gritty memoir of a smart young woman, Jen Knox, who fell into the life of a stripper. This is not polished writing, but it is what it tells—stripped down to the bone and honest. …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 29, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
   The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gripping story of growing up and of finding out what it even means to grow up. In this tale a young boy struggles to fit in, experiments with drugs and …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 23, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
  This book is a must-read for teens and adults alike. Striking chords similar in tone to that of "The Catcher in the Rye", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows an impressionable …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 12, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is recommended to any and every teen. It a continually engaging fast read.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for boys and girls alike.  …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
If you have ever known someone, or been someone, who says all the wrong things to all of the wrong people, but with all of the right feelings in your heart, than you can relate to this book.  You …
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
Definitely up there as one of the best coming of age novels.
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
great youth novel!
posted a Quick Tip about The Bluest Eye. July 02, 2010
Toni Morrison Bluest Eye
Tragic, beautiful story
reviewed "The Bingo Palace" Louise Erdrich. June 30, 2010
This is the story telling of the growth and maturation of Lipshaw Morrisey.      Lipshaw, illegitimate son of June Kashpaw and Gary Nanapush, is summoned home to the reservation by …
posted a Quick Tip about The World Made Straight: A Novel. June 26, 2010
Ron Rash The World Made Straight
Bought this for my son-in-law. He read it and loved it. He told me I had to read it. Glad I listened.
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. June 24, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
This book was really fun! I liked to look at a guy like him and see who he was...it's so interesting. This is the kind of book you like to pretend isn't fiction.
posted a Quick Tip about Push: A Novel. June 23, 2010
Push: A Novel
A dark tale of a young girl's struggle to escape the streets she grew up in.
posted a Quick Tip about Towelhead. June 22, 2010
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Towelhead
Great film, though very unsettling and makes you super uncomfortable... as well you should be considering the issues tackled are all too real.
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. June 17, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
Makes you think about what being a 'wallflower' means and makes you see how it really isn't a negative thing. I always considered myself to be a 'wallflower' and this made me come to see it as a good …
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. June 16, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
This is a modern-day coming of age story that is similar to Catcher in the Rye. It's wonderful. This is a book I've read so many times. You don't wanna miss it!
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. June 15, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
I haven't read it in years, but I would recommend this book to any teenager. I know it's a cliche for my generation, and in some ways it is overrated, but it's one of a handful of books that totally changed …
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