Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

Liar & Spy – Rebecca Stead

The author’s award winning style in When You Reach Me is evident in Liar & Spy, but with a more straightforward storyline.  When Georges’ architect father loses his job, the family must simultaneously move into an apartment and deal with … Continue reading

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Something Strange and Deadly – Susan Dennard

I was dreading another zombie novel, and was pleased that this is more about necromancy and the determination of strong characters to fight evil forces.  Against the unique backdrop of the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876, the author explains the rules … Continue reading

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Before You Go – James Preller

A dramatic car accident begins the book.  The story then switches to a teen’s summer job at a fast food place on the beach.  The author spends the first half of the book introducing Jude and his friends and family … Continue reading

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