Masterminds Book 1 by Gordon Korman Review

February 24, 2015
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I’ve been super excited for the release of Gordon Korman’s new book Masterminds. Actually, it’s the first book in a trilogy, and it’s one of Korman’s action series. Like almost everything he writes, it’s very well done and captures the reader all the way through. Summary The book starts innocuously enough in Serenity, a very small […]

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Seeing by Joseph Falank Review

February 19, 2015
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Seeing by Joseph Falank is a novel about a kid named Jake who has a couple different tragedies happen to him. The book navigates us through it with Jake as he battles with it himself. I heard of the book on strong recommendations and so I reached out to the publisher, Winter Goose Publishing, for a […]

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Kid Writers Magazine Edition #2 Is Out!

February 16, 2015
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Hi everyone! Thanks for you all being great and helping me through with the launch of Kid Writers Magazine, the only writing magazine in the world managed by kids, for kids. As you may know, it’s a place where kids can learn about writing and get published. I’m proud to announce that the second edition of […]

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Unleashed by Gordon Korman Review

January 16, 2015
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Gordon Korman’s Swindle Series has been going on for quite a long time, and now the seventh book of the series has been released: Unleashed, in which Griffin Bing’s (aka The Man with The Plan) school is going an invention contest, and he’s competing against Darren Vader. There is thievery, breaking into government buildings, and knocking off the […]

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Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose Review

January 14, 2015
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Blue Birds is the second book by Caroline Starr Rose, and I was fortunate enough to have been given a copy of the ARC. Caroline is also the author of May B., a good book that I especially liked for its allusion to “the place where the earth meets the sky.” Both are historical fiction novels, with […]

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A Very Short Story by Ernest Hemingway Audio and Analysis

January 7, 2015
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A Very Short Story by Ernest Heminway is just that, a short tale of a man and a woman (Luz) who are madly in love and consider themselves to be married, but whose relationship falls apart in the end after Luz finds another man when her lover is away in America. The story is very […]

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On the Run Series by Gordon Korman

January 7, 2015

Imagine if one day, in school, your house just happens to be on CNN. And FBI officers just happen to be raiding it, taking your parents away in handcuffs. Imagine if, before you know it, people all across the country are decrying them as the worst traitors imaginable. That’s what happens to Aiden and Meg […]

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The Battler by Ernest Hemingway Audio and Analysis

January 6, 2015
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The Battler by Ernest Hemingway was published in the short story collection In Our Time in 1925 and was the fourth story about Nick Adams, a semi-autobiographical character of Hemingway’s. In The Battler Nick gets tricked by a man into coming close to him, in which case the man knocked him to the ground, even though there was really […]

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Don’t Care High by Gordon Korman Review

January 4, 2015
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Don’t Care High by Gordon Korman is a wickedly good book, written back in 1985 when he was twenty two years old, just fresh out of college, and at around the height of his writing powers. It’s his first foray into Young Adult, but be prepared to be laughing up a storm and thinking about this […]

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The Birthday Party by Katharine Brush Audio and Analysis

January 4, 2015
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The Birthday Party by Katharine Brush was published in The New York Times in 1946 and is still being read frequently today. It is just a tiny little story, in which an observer sees a man and his wife at a restaurant. The wife has a cake brought over to the man, but he doesn’t like it […]

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