Book Review #39: Looking For Alaska by John Green

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and [...]

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Book Review #36: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Jim Kay

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting, the one from the nightmare he's had every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... This monster is something different, something ancient, something wild. And it wants [...]

Book Review #35: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

 Matteo Alacran was not born ; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium--a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a [...]