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Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game © 1985 Orson Scott Card384 pages             Andrew Wiggin is only a young boy, but in the eyes of his world’s leaders, he may be humanity’s only hope.  Decades ago, Earth was ravaged by invasions of swarming insect-like creatures … Continue reading

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Little Women

Little Women© 1868 Louisa May Alcott528 pages “But you see, Jo wasn’t a heroine, she was only a struggling human girl like hundreds of others, and she just acted out her nature, being sad, cross, listless, or energetic, as the mood … Continue reading

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Brian’s Saga, continued: Winter, River, and Return

Brian’s Winter /  The River / Brian’s Return© Gary Paulsen 1996, 1991, 1999             Hatchet told the story of a young teenager named Brian who survived a crash landing in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.  Forced by the pressing … Continue reading

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Hatchet

Hatchet© 1987 Gary Paulsen195 pages Hitching a ride on a small plane to meet his father in Alaska,  young Brian is left alone thousands of miles in air when his pilot succumbs to a heart attack.  The thirteen-year old is no … Continue reading

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows© 1961 Wilson Rawls245 pages “I suppose there’s a time in practically every young boy’s life when he’s affected by that wonderful disease of puppy love. I don’t mean the kind a boy has for the … Continue reading

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Allegiant

Allegiant© 2013 Veronica Roth544 pages  “Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer© 1876 Mark Twain202 pages             There is truly no better time to revisit The Adventures of Tom Sawyerthan the summer, with its long, languid days bringing back memories of childhood liberty from school, and the … Continue reading

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Divergent

Divergent © 2011 Veronica Roth 487 pages Every major city has problems with organized gangs, but the Chicago of Divergent’s future has nothing else. The entire society is organized in five factions devoted to an ideal;  Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudition, Amity, … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie

© 1933 Laura Ingalls Wilder I would say that Little House on the Prairie brings back fond memories, but in truth the volume I remember so happily was Little House in the  Big Woods, which recounts author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s accounts of growing … Continue reading

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This week at the library: politics, Star Trek, a Cold War fantasy for kids, and trains

Last week’s titles:  The Price of Everything, Russell D. Roberts  | What It Means to be a Libertarian, Charles Murray |  Star Trek Silent Weapons, David Mack |  Day of Reckoning, Pat Buchanan | Getting There, Charles Goddard Dear readers: … Continue reading

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