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April 04, 2014

John Green's 18 Books

These are just 18 of his favorites. He seems to have hundreds.

John Green is not only the author of Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, and other very popular YA books, he also has worked for Booklist as a reviewer and has reported on books for All Things Considered..

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February 26, 2014

The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 
reviewed by Valerie 

Lately, many people have been talking about Rick Riordan's latest book, House of Hades. But I want to give you my thoughts on one of his older books, The Red Pyramid. Set in Ancient Egypt, two children named Carter and Sadie battle and meet the many gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt. In every chapter, the perspective is changed, allowing you to dig deep into the minds of the characters and view the same event from a different point of view. Humor, combined with suspense and action come together to form a phenomenal and compelling book. Just remember that you can follow the trend like everyone else, or you read this book and still be wrapped up within the first chapter.
(Kellyn's review of The Red Pyramid)

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Keep Holding On

Keep Holding On

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti 
reviewed by Valerie 

A teenage girl named Noelle has a mother who can hardly be called that. She is bullied at school every day, lives off of food stamps and the one the thing that keeps her sane in desperate times is her only friend Sherae. As you move through this fast paced story, you will certainly find yourself emotionally involved as you get a deep understanding on Noelle's life with her mother, her poor state, and bullying because of it. Although it sounds depressing, times change for her in the end as she finds Julian.

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