Book Reviews by farmgirl5100
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The Good Thieves is a well-told story of a young girl trying to steal back her family's ancestral home. Years ago, her great-great-great-grandfather shipped it across the sea and rebuilt the home just outside of New York City. Now it has been stolen by a wealthy real estate tycoon, and main character Vita will give anything to get it back. She can't do it on her own so she builds a team of circus performers and pickpockets to help with her endeavor. What ensues is the stuff of legends.

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Sisters Mike and Eleanor have always known three things: 1) They can't ever talk about house magic, or it won't work anymore. 2) They have to hide under the bed when their parents fight and break things. 3) Stories are the only way to escape the world around them.

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A Cold Day in the Sun is a touching romance filled with fun and teenage love. Holland Delviss has skated and played hockey her whole life. Now as a junior in high school, she is playing varsity on the boys team. She's never really been singled out before for being "the girl." She was just always another player who was decent at the sport and hung out with the guys. Now that her team is chosen for a prestigious statewide tournament, the pressure sets in.

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I Was Their American Dream is an authentic story of a young girl growing up in California with her Filipino family. Malaka has always known her parents had huge expectations when they first arrived in the United States. After her parents' divorce, however, all of those expectations fall to Malaka to fulfill.

This memoir shows in graphic novel format how Malaka finds a way to achieve the American dream even through life's uncertainties. Find out how she does it in author Malaka Gahrib's memoir, I Was Their American Dream.

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The Jungle is a heartbreaking story of a Lithuanian family that comes to the United States in hopes of finding a new life. They are filled with positive anticipation of life in this unfamiliar land. Jurgis and his fiance, Ona, desire to find a home in which they can raise the family of their dreams. But harsh working conditions and confusing contracts take them by surprise, causing them to wonder if this was all a big mistake.

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Different is an enlightening story about Izzy Palmer, a girl most people assume is just angry or weird but really has Tourette syndrome. Her behavior consists of disguised tics and sometimes undisguisable tics. Izzy's life seems to be going well until a new girl moves to town and starts hanging out with Izzy's best friend, Addison. Next, her crush is acting suspisciously. On top of it all, the eighth-grade dance is coming up and Izzy wants to look perfect. Her solution is to stop taking her meds.




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