Book Reviews

For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Poster Image
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Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
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Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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The Scarlet Letter Book Poster Image
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Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
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The Good Earth Book Poster Image
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Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
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The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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Small Damages Book Poster Image
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Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
By Beth Kephart
(2012)
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Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
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Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
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Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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Divided We Fall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
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Going Over Book Poster Image
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Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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Challenger Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
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Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
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And I Darken, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
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Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
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Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
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Intense, stellar adaptation of classic sci-fi/fantasy novel.
By Damian Duffy
(2017)
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Midnight at the Electric Book Poster Image
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Riveting blend of past and future explores love, choice.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2017)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
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Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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We Are All That's Left Book Poster Image
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Powerful, heartrending tale tackles faith, war, violence.
By Carrie Arcos
(2018)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
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Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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