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By Gregory Scott Katsoulis 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks ("Sorry" is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec),… Continue reading All Rights Reserved

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The Arsonist

By Stephanie Oakes 4 out of 5 stars Summary Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, she doesn’t believe that her mother killed herself three years ago. And since her father is about to be executed for his crimes, Molly is convinced that her mother will return to her soon. Finally,… Continue reading The Arsonist

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found

By Moira Fowley-Doyle 5 out of 5 stars Summary One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers:… Continue reading Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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Tower of Dawn

By Sarah J. Maas 4 out of 5 stars Summary Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from… Continue reading Tower of Dawn

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Journey into Mohawk Country

By George O'Connor, Hilary Sycamore and Harmen Meyndertsz Van Den Bogaert 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert was only twenty three when he ventured into Mohawk territory in search of the answers to some pressing questions: where were all the beaver skins that the Indians should have been shipping down… Continue reading Journey into Mohawk Country

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The Arrival

By Shaun Tan 5 out of 5 stars Summary In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. Shaun… Continue reading The Arrival

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Threads: From the Refugee Crisis

By Kate Evans 5 out of 5 stars Summary In the French port town of Calais, the historic home of the lace industry, a city within a city has arisen. This new town, known as the Jungle, is the home of thousands of refugees, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, all hoping, somehow, to… Continue reading Threads: From the Refugee Crisis