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Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo

Summary: A make-your-own adventure love story set among the beauty of a luxurious ski trip. Page length: (depends on what choices you make but in total 208) Published: 2015 Pros: it's cute it's quick Cons: there's not much depth to the romance sometimes the romances are a little too perfect there's always a happy ending… Continue reading Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo

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Book Review: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Summary: A short biography of a young man in his 20s named Chris McCandless, who, soon after graduating from college, decided to pursue a life completely surrounded by and in the wild. Page Length: 207 Genre: Non-fiction, biography Published: 1997 Pros: includes a lot of personal notes, and thoughts of Chris which helps show what… Continue reading Book Review: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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Book Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Summary: A middle-aged woman visits her mother who has, in recent years, deteriorated both physically and mentally with illness. To say that their relationship is toxic and strained is an understatement. During her visit to her mother, Helen, our main character, does something to her mother that most people would gasp at in horror. Through… Continue reading Book Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

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Book Review: The Removers: A Memoir by Andrew Meredith

Summary: A memoir chronicling the early to present life of Andrew Meredith who talks about the turmoil and everyday life of his family and experiences growing up while working alongside his father as a remover (someone who picks up and removes bodies from the places the deceased died). Page Length: 192 Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction Published: 2014… Continue reading Book Review: The Removers: A Memoir by Andrew Meredith

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Book Review: Anne Of Green Gables (Anne Of Green Gables Book #1) by L.M. Montgomery

Summary: A vivacious young girl named Anne is unexpectedly adopted by a middle-aged couple who initially wanted a boy to help out with work on their farm. Red-headed Anne Shirley comes into their lives instead and through her enlightening and entertaining adventures, turns Green Gables on its head (for the better). Page length: (depends on… Continue reading Book Review: Anne Of Green Gables (Anne Of Green Gables Book #1) by L.M. Montgomery

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Book Review: World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels

Summary: A Christian YA novella full of friendship, first love, faith, loss, and a deep passion for music all narrated by an artistic, relatable young woman named Jhoi (pronounced Joy). Page Length: 106 Published: 2017 Pros: Jhoi is both relatable and admirable in how she carries herself. Sometimes people think that Christian girls can't have fun and don't 'let… Continue reading Book Review: World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels

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Book Review: Possessing Jessie by Nancy Springer

This one....this one marks a first for me. Could not stand this book. I gave it the benefit of the doubt (and by that I mean I read it all the way through. Thankfully it was only 80 pages). I haven't read anything else by Nancy Springer so I can't compare it to any of… Continue reading Book Review: Possessing Jessie by Nancy Springer

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Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow

  Those that are familiar with the Manson Family Cult will be intrigued by this one. Family is a YA drama/mild thriller following a young woman named Mel who comes from an abusive home filled with a mother who couldn't care less, and a man who lives with them who is deemed her 'uncle.' Told… Continue reading Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow

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Book Review: What Maisie Knew by Henry James 

I saw the 2013 movie version of James' classic story about a year ago and, at the time, had zero idea it was based on a book. Let alone a classic book. Fast forward a few years and the novel joins the ranks of the wonderful Dollar Tree books I've accumulated, and I finally finished… Continue reading Book Review: What Maisie Knew by Henry James 

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Book Review: The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

An artistic college drop-out; a young woman trying to find her way through teaching. This is premise of Allegra Goodman’s, author of the The Cookbook Collector among other bestselling titles, new novel, The Chalk Artist. Collin takes the role of a young artist who, blessed with all the drawing talent in the world, is at… Continue reading Book Review: The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman