Monthly Archives: September 2012

Breathe – Sarah Crossan

During the Switch, Earth was devastated when all plant and animal life was destroyed.  With the oceans ruined and the oxygen cycle non-existent, people fled to giant self-contained cities or pods.   Air is the most precious commodity.  Don’t exercise too … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart – Moira Young

Sequel to Blood Red Road – Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read the first book! Saba and Jack separate but promise to reunite at the Big Water, a place they have long heard rumored.  So Saba and her followers head … Continue reading

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The Edge of Nowhere – Elizabeth George

Getting used to her new name, Becca, is the least of her problems when she and her mother escape from her stepfather and seek new identities.  Her mother sees that she boards the ferry to Whidbey Island where she has arranged … Continue reading

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Colin Fischer – Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz

Colin Fischer has Asberger’s syndrome (high functioning) and begins high school without the adult specialist who has helped him strive to decode his classmates.   On the first day of school, the school bully shoves his head in the toilet.  Colin … Continue reading

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered – Trudi Kanter

Trudi Miller lived in a beautiful building in Vienna.  The ground floor was occupied by a large luxury store.  The other three were each divided into two apartments.  Trudi rented both apartments on the first floor.  The one overlooking the … Continue reading

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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail – Eric Jay Dolin

The winter had been one of the worst in recent memory.  John Green, captain of the Empress of China, had wanted to sail from New York in early February but river ice had barred his way.  Finally on Sunday, February … Continue reading

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