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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

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I’ve come across many southern pre-Civil War stories about wealthy plantation owners and slaves. I’ve also read a few stories set in the post-Civil War era and that feature sharecroppers, both black and white. This is the first book I’ve read about white sharecroppers living in the pre-Civil War era south. Once again, Christopher Paul …

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Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult’s Vanishing Acts is the story about Delia, her daughter, her father and mother, and her friends.  Delia was raised by her father and since her mother died he did everything he could to give her a good childhood.  She is engaged to Eric, one of her childhood friends, and the two of them …

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The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

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The Fell Sword is the second book in Miles Cameron’s five book “The Traitor Son Cycle” series.  It picks up where the first book left off.  The book is about a company of mercenaries and their captain, the Red Knight.  In this installment, the company comes to the rescue of the Emperor’s daughter, who is …

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wildlife by fiona wood

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

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I really liked Wildlife by Fiona Wood. It is about two 16 year old girls, Sib and Lou, whose school has a “term in the woods” program.  Lou is new.  She just transferred in.  Her boyfriend died in an accident and she is trying to cope with her grief.  Lou is no-nonsense, understandably withdrawn, and …

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