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Book Review: Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Lia and Cassie have been best friends since elementary school. They made a pact when they were 13 to be “the skinniest together.” Years later, Lia has been let out of the Eating Disorder clinic  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers by A.S King Astrid Jones is a 17-year old senior high school student in a small town. Her family consists of a controlling mother, a perfect , athletic younger sister who is the mother’s obvious favourite and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream By Wendelin Van Draanen I really enjoyed Van Draanen’s book Flipped, and therefore was looking forward to reading The Running Dream. It is our community reads season, and it is a book about running. I would like to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Talk-Funny Girl

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Marjorie Richards lives on the outskirts of a small town in rural New Hampshire but even that does not account for her level of isolation. She lives with her parents, who hardly leave their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

It is that time of the year again, when I am furiously reading a certain kind of novel, that elusive species of book that can simultaneously entice a girls from the ages of 12 to 17 old, as well as … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2013

Inspired (okay, idea downright copied) by my friend Saleema’s Post with the exact same name. Screw originality. Who needs it anyway? Like Saleema, I belong to Goodreads. I used to track my books with Librarything, but more of my friends … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Literary Goings-On

This last couple of months have been fraught with literary activities. Here is a recap, beginning in October and ending last weekend: SCBWI Conference This year the SCBWI Canada East conference took place in Montreal! Now, I love me a … Continue reading

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