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Book Review: Dress Codes For Small Towns

Dress Codes For Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens In many ways, this book serves as a sort of wish fulfillment for rural progressives who long for a way that Christians can prove themselves disloyal to unpopular biblical morality and celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe, by Robin Talley This book reveals some of the general problems with Lambda-bait YA novels and with YA romances in general, and does so through its title alone.  While bi-racial and bisexual Aki Simon and her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love, Nina

Love, Nina:  A Nanny Writes Home, by Nina Stibbe Having read both of the author’s humorous and almost tragic novels, this book comes as an intriguing of sometimes frustrating memoir of a young woman taking care of two foul-mouthed but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge, by Nina Stibbe Having recently read the first novel in this series (?), Man At The Helm, this book is more enjoyable when one has the context of that novel to work with.  Lizzie Vogel is no longer a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man At The Helm

Man At The Helm, by Nina Stibbe This novel is a fascinating and somewhat disheartening look into the origins of Generation X in the story of a young girl named Lizzie Vogel who, along with her slightly older sister, seeks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloom

Bloom:  50 Things To Say, Think, And Do With Anxious, Angry And Over-The-Top Kids, by Lynne Kenney and Wendy Young As is often the case when I read books like this, I have a complex set of feelings and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Phantom Bully

The Phantom Bully (Jedi Academy #3), by Jeffrey Brown Among the most notable aspects of this series as a whole is relatability, and this book provides something that most of its readers, young and not-so-young, are likely able to relate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Return Of The Padawan

Return Of The Padawan (Jedi Academy #2), by Jeffrey Brown Those who are familiar with the narrative arc of the Star Wars triology (or of most genuine trilogies in general) will be familiar with the U-shaped melodrama that tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jedi Academy

Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy #1), by Jeffrey Brown In this particular volume, the first of a series, we look at the awkward experiences of middle school through the appealing perspective of one Roan Novachez, who has to deal with disappointment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Goodnight, Darth Vader

Goodnight, Darth Vader, by Jeffrey Brown In this entertaining book we see a side of Darth Vader that one does not see in the Star Wars movies, namely trying to get his young children to sleep.  While it is clear … Continue reading

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