Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure – Martin W. Sandler

I cannot begin to improve upon the summary provided by the publisher, so I will not try.  The synopsis from the publisher: In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And … Continue reading

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The Obsidian Blade – Pete Hautman

Tucker lives a rather boring existence with his preacher father and devout mother.  Tucker notices odd shimmerings in the sky, like little holes or disks in the fabric of the sky.  One day, dad disappears off the roof near where … Continue reading

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The List – Siobhan Vivian

A degrading tradition has taken root at a high school.  Every fall, a list is distributed of the ugliest and prettiest girl in each grade.  The humiliation for the girls named as ugliest can well be imagined and it can … Continue reading

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