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Book ReviewScumble

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Penguin Group Inc., 2010

Scumble is a great follow-up novel to Ingrid Law’s first best-seller, Savvy. It begins 9 years after Savvy was set and we find ourselves riding in the backseat of the car with Ledger, just after his 13th birthday. For readers not familiar with this series, when a power makes itself known, it is up to the person to learn to ‘scumble’ their savvy – in other words, learn how to control it. You can tell from the book’s description above that Ledger, like most teens, does not have it ‘all together’ yet, in fact...

Book ReviewSavvy

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Scholastic Inc., 2010

Every now and then a book comes along that is purely enchanting. This was one such book for me and my daughter. As much as we like to think we are intellectual enough to choose a book for the description, even the author – I chose this book initially because of its gorgeous cover. But as it turns out, a superficial reason to read became the key to one of my most beloved books. This is...

Book ReviewCan You Keep a Secret

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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The Dial Press, 2005

How do I love thee? Let me say, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME!!!! Sophie gets the most attention for her Shopaholic series, but on my shelves, it’s this book that sits on the velvet shelf. Can you keep a secret always makes me laugh – and I’ve read it four times. It’s juicy with comedic banter and the most embarrassing moments imaginable that keep happening to our main character over and over. Sophie is the queen of comedic romance. We’ve all been in embarrassing situations, but Emma’s story takes the cake. I love how...

Book ReviewAbandon

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Point, 2011

First let me say, the description above, in my humble reader’s opinion, does not accurately reflect the main focus of the plot in Abandon. Huh, eh? It’s a first for me. So let me tell you what this book is truly focused on: Pierce has some ADD, some notoriety for being a rich man’s daughter and a lot of problems nobody knows about. For instance, the guy she might make her boyfriend? He rules the underworld. Hard to spiff that up and take it home to Mom and Dad! After drowning in...

Book ReviewMatched

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Speak (imprint of Penguin), 2010

BOOK ONE: MATCHED SERIES.  Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander.

Book ReviewI've Got Your Number

Reviewer's Rating: 
5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Dial Press, 2012

I started reading this novel in the Day Surgery waiting area at a hospital while my father had hip surgery. Trust me when I say the sound in the room was quieter than silence and the general mood one of tired anxiousness. So when I burst out laughing numerous times...well...I’m just special that way I guess. Next to me with her knitting my mother just rolled her eyes...

Book ReviewCinder

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5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Feiwel and Friends, 2012

I am amazed by the wonderful talents emerging in the past year with first novels that are a bang up job! Huzzah to the agents and publishers willing to take a shot at a newbie that is pure gold.

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