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by Gillian Murray Kendall
The Garden of Darkness explores the journey of four children who, after surviving a disease that seems to infect all but one adult, hope to find meaning by joining forces with this sole remaining grownup — who says he possesses a cure. These children ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Environment, Science Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Gillian Murray Kendall (view book)
I think The Garden of Darkness was a good book full of suspense and mystery.  The author, Gillian Murray Kendall, wrote a reasonably believable story about a post-apocalyptic world. One of the things I liked about it was that the characters felt ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Environment, Science Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Matthew Milson (view book)
This book was well-written, but sometimes I found the plot hard to follow. The author left a few loose ends which perhaps should have been tied up, unless hes planning a sequel. For example, Arcans grandfather seems important in the beginning of ...read more
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Ursula Dubosarsky (view book)
I felt that this book was definitely on the more sinister/morbid side, but found it pretty disappointing for a couple of reasons.  Almost from the very beginning foreshadowing the happenstance of bad things to come, the tone meant to create a ...read more
Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Gillian Murray Kendall (view book)
Simply put, The Garden of Darkness is the best book that I have read in a long time. It takes a familiar idea--what if there was a huge, deadly pandemic?--and takes it down a fascinating route. Most of the book is about Clare and Jem’s group, ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Environment, Science Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Carol Matas (view book)
In light of the continuing Arab-Israeli conflicts in the Middle East, this book presents a look at the early Jewish settlers in the region and the problems they faced.   I felt that the author did a very good job showing the issues and the ...read more
Genres: Historical Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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Gentlemen Send Phantoms by Laini Taylor--This was a great way to kick off the collection. Three girls all desire the same boy, but who will he send his phantom too? The writing was beautiful, third-person prose, although I liked, not loved, the plot. ...read more
Genres: Anthology, Fantasy, Literary Collection
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Walter G. Klimczak (view book)
The novel is a romance with a twist that makes their relationship very unique and interesting. Although the book starts off a bit slowly, it provides a good look at Michael's life before the events and definitely sets the scene for the story. ...read more
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by William Sleator (view book)
The book began as a typical teenage-esque book, that took away from the heart of the story. As the plot intensified, the reader could excuse the language and enjoy the story, but initially, the story is hard to engage in. But the characters are ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by William Sleator (view book)
The Green Futures of Tycho was an imaginative, fast-paced adventure.  I really enjoyed the charactersand the plot.  The book also presents a very good message about how much chance factors into life.  Overall, I recommend this book to ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction
Ages: 12 and up

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