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LOVELACE Nominee 2014-15

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CINDER by Marissa Meyer…LOVELACE nominee 2014-15 Division II

I am really excited about this book.  It’s been on my to-read list for a long time and I am soooo glad I finally had a chance to read it! Cinder is–as you may expect–a re-imagined telling of the traditional fairy tale Cinderella.  The book opens with Cinder digging a screwdriver into her ankle and … Continue reading

MY LIFE AS A…BOOK by Janet Tashjian…LOVELACE Nominee 2014-15 Division I & II

I read the My Life As A… series because my 9-year-old daughter read them, enjoyed them and recommended them to me.  Each of the three are enjoyable to differing degrees and for different reasons.  All three are narrated by Derek.  Derek is your average 12-year-old boy.  He is basically kind, has a good heart, dreads school at … Continue reading

LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead…LOVELACE nominee 2014-15 Division I & II

I LOVED this book!  This is one of those rare books in which the ending is elevated beyond simply satisfying the plot.  It brings the reader to an entirely new level of insight with Georges, the main character. I appreciated the depth of development in Georges’ character:  his affinity for Georges Seurat’s work (the 19th-century French … Continue reading

BELLY UP by Stuart Gibbs…LOVELACE nominee 2014-15 Dividsion I & II

I thoroughly enjoyed Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs!  This was another of my accidental finds while browsing library shelves.  The cartoonish illustration of an upside-down hippo and the title intrigued me.  The story is an excellent, sophisticatedly-plotted mystery.  The main character is 12-year-old Teddy.  He narrates the story in an absolutely authentic voice that engages … Continue reading

WAITING FOR THE MAGIC by Patricia MacLachlan…LOVELACE nominee 2014-15 Division I

Waiting for the Magic has quickly become my favorite work by Newberry-Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan.  The story is told through the eyes of Will, who is about 10-12 years old.  The story opens with Will receiving a note from his father apologizing for the fact that he is leaving.  HIs father has also left a … Continue reading