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Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
Two slackers in an Des Moines, Washington, high school are paired together for a poetry slam.
Knitmare on Elm Street 20 Projects That Go Bump In The Night by Hannah Simpson (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on March 1, 2013 tagged horror • nonfiction
Photographs and easy instructions for how to knit zombies, vampires and other monsters.
The Light Between Oceans a novel by M.L. Stedman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on June 20, 2014 tagged historical fiction
A lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby that washes ashore and raise it as their own.
The Lost Dogs Michael Vick's Dogs And Their Tale Of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
The Madwoman in the Volvo My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on October 17, 2014 tagged biography
One woman’s roller coaster year going through menopause.
Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on December 6, 2013 tagged nonfiction
A journalist follows the spread of meth in Oelwein, Iowa.
Monsters of the Deep A 3-D Look at Ocean Creatures (Pop-Up Nature) by Claire Bampton (2008)
Reviewed by darcy on March 29, 2013 tagged picture book • science
Eye-popping, real creatures from the bottom of the ocean pop-up out of this book.
My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • romance
Bea meets Beck at an OCD support group and starts to fall in love even though she’s stalking someone else.
Open Mic Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins, Cherry Cheva, Varian Johnson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, G. Neri, Debbie Rigaud, Francisco X. Stork, Gene Luen Yang, David Yoo (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 21, 2014 tagged anthology • coming of age • poetry
An anthology of work by ten well-known young adult authors about growing up between cultures.
Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.
Real Simple 869 New Uses For Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas For Everyday Items by (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on May 9, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An encyclopedia of ingenious ways to reuse old items.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
Benjamin becomes a caretaker for a boy named Trevor and takes him on a cross country trip to see Trevor’s father.
Scowler by Daniel Kraus (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on October 25, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction • thriller
Ry helped send his father to prison. Now he's free and bent on revenge. Ry's only hope: 3 childhood toys.
Slacks and Calluses Our Summer In a Bomber Factory by Constance Bowman Reid, Clara Marie Allen (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on December 21, 2012 tagged history
Toys in Space by Mini Grey (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 7, 2014 tagged picture book • science fiction
The star in the sky that is brighter than the rest is a spaceship looking for abandoned toys.
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of age
In juvie, Richie writes the story of his band, his dead sister, his messed-up family, and his arrest.
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures by Josh Hanagarne (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 15, 2016 tagged biography
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