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  1. Book Review: Shadows

    Shadows by Robin McKinley It’s not just that Maggie misses her father, or understandably resents her new stepfather, Val. No, it goes beyond that: Val has too many shadows. Whenever Maggie looks at him, she sees him surrounded by wiggly shadow shapes with too many appendages. It can’t…

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  2. Book Review: The Underneath

    The Underneath by Kathi Appelt A lonely calico cat, pregnant and abandoned by her owner in the bayous of East Texas, befriends an abused hound dog named Ranger whom she finds chained outside a rundown shack. Ranger belongs to the owner of the shack, a cruel man known as Gar…

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  3. Books with Bite: Teen Read Week booklists!

    October 12-18 is YALSA‘s Teen Read Week 2008, and the theme this year is “Books with Bite!” I think it’s a great theme, and I asked the teen members of the Wands and Worlds community to suggest books that they recommend which would fit the theme. They suggested…

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  4. Book Review: First Light

    First Light by Rebecca Stead First Light is a 2007 Cybils nominee. Twelve-year-old Peter lives with his parents in a small apartment in New York. Peter’s father is a glaciologist, which involves both University teaching and fieldwork. Peter feels cheated, because he never gets to see the “superman” side…

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