Tag Archive: coming of age

Aug 25

Book Review: Scumble

Scumble by Ingrid Law This is a charming middle-grade fantasy about a boy in a magic-wielding family finally getting his own “savvy” on his 13th birthday. Ledger (all the kids in the family have bizarre names) hopes that he will become a super-fast runner, the track star that his father hopes for. Instead, his talent …

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Dec 30

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee I was really excited about this book because, like many people, I read To Kill a Mockingbird and thought it was brilliant. It always seemed a mystery to me that a writer could write one book, and only one book, and have it that good. Well, some of …

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Dec 01

Book Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro I read THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, and was blown away by how spot-on the English butler felt, so I picked this up, having no idea what it was about. It took me a good half a chapter before I realized there was anything science-fiction or dystopian about …

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Jan 20

Book Review: The Descendants

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings   This novel has everything you might want in a novel. It has rich family dynamics, complex and changing relationships, and a lush and fascinating background. It’s set in Hawaii, where Matt King is one of the last descendants of a land speculator and a Hawaiian princess. He’s also …

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Apr 08

Book Review – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie This author was recommended to me by a reader I trust with the comment that he was way funnier reading his work than most stand-up comedians. ¬†Half the books I “read” these days are audiobooks, so I went and got one. I thought this …

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