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  • Poison - Read On
    ruler who also happens to be her former best friend But for the first time ever her poisoned dart misses Now a fugitive instead of a hero Kyra is caught in a game of hide and seek with the king s army and her potioner ex boyfriend Hal At least she s not alone She s armed with her vital potions a too cute pig and Fred the charming adventurer

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  • Mistle child - Read On
    Books for Young Readers 2013 ISBN 9781416991175 hardcover Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary As the only living resident of Arvale Manor Silas must seek to understand the past and put an ancient wrong to right as he discovers

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  • Bushman lives! - Read On
    him for 50 The teen then has Saturdays free to explore 1960s Chicago He meets an astounding number of characters all of whom have life lessons to offer him The individual who appears to have taught him the most however is the eponymous Bushman a 427 pound gorilla with whom Harold communed as a young boy Bushman was happy in the zoo and docile enough to play outside his cage until he decided he didn t want to go back and his keepers thereafter kept him confined Bushman still managed to live a good life though conscious of his imprisonment Harold conscious of the constraints that society puts on him learns to move about easily through the power of art especially abstract De Kooning and Kandinsky There are heavy messages but they are delivered in a style that is part Marx Brothers part S J Perelman and part Andy Milonakis The standout secondary characters are Geets Hildebrand Harold s wall climbing buddy who brings him Guinness and bananas to toast the dead Bushman Molly the Dwerg and her not dog not wolf familiar Wolluf and Harold s understanding father who works for the Salami Board Pinkwater re creates the era so well including ubiquitous drinking and smoking but refers to a suitcase record player as old fashioned It would have been pretty newfangled in 1960 A very minor slip in what is otherwise a great read this is a paean to the transformative power of art and vintage Pinkwater Nina Sachs Walker Memorial Library Westbrook ME c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved One hot summer in Chicago 17 year old Harold Knishke heads out for his regular flute lesson and

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  • Sever - Read On
    clutches of Dr Vaughn Ashby Linden s driven father who won t hesitate to kill because of his obsession to be the first to the cure This concluding volume in the Chemical Garden trilogy regains the plot momentum lost in Fever and includes a few new twists for good measure The story concludes a bit neatly but it is still a satisfying ending that balances out and even recasts the rather brutal medical experiments seen in the previous books Readers definitely need the background plot and character information of the first two volumes before they plunge into these deeper waters HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY DeStefano has already achieved best seller status with this series and fans should be further swayed by the dedicated website videos and author events forthcoming Welch Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist Terms of Use Summary Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll Rhine is desperate for answers After enduring Vaughn s worst Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother an eccentric inventor named Reed She takes refuge in his dilapidated house though the people she left

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  • Pivot point - Read On
    s fascinating exploration of how life can change with one simple choice Ages 13 up Agent Michelle Wolfson Wolfson Literary Agency Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Gr 8 Up Growing up in Compound a secret facility where people with paranormal abilities reside Addison Coleman knows no other life until her parents divorce and she has to decide whether to stay with her mother in Compound or move to Texas with her father and live in a world filled with Normals Addison s talent is that of a Divergent the ability to see into the future and determine which path she should take With the help of her best friend she looks forward six weeks and uncovers not only the chance of finding love in both futures but also the possibility that danger secrets and obsession may destroy the lives of those she cares about the most West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures with chapters that alternate between Addie s choices to stay or to leave Initially the two plotlines are fairly divergent but as the climax builds the characters and stories begin to merge and the two worlds overlap This debut novel while not breaking new ground in the popular field of paranormal teen fiction will appeal to those who enjoy the genre and it is a welcome change from vampires and zombies It will appeal to readers who enjoyed Libba Bray s The Diviners Little Brown 2012 and Lauren Oliver s Before I Fall HarperCollins 2010 Jane Henriksen Baird Anchorage Public Library AK c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book

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  • Navigating a new school - Read On
    Bibliography p 60 Index p 62 Terms of Use Summary The first day of school in a new middle school can be overwhelming and bewildering the maze of hallways the hundreds of identical lockers the locker combinations and sticky locks the far flung classrooms the many teachers the lunchroom full of unfamiliar faces Anxiety over the strangeness and newness of all this can be running high and making the transition

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  • The grammarian a novel - Read On
    s reputation at stake Alexandre is forced to leave Anjali and the Adivi home behind The two protagonists go on to lead extraordinary lives but their thwarted relationship remains a source of both sorrow and joy VERDICT Although the occasional jumps forward and back in time make the historical elements somewhat difficult to follow the characters are fully developed and their emotions heartfelt Debut author Potluri s love of language is evident as rich descriptions overflow onto well written pages Literary fiction lovers will revel in the descriptive scenes that contain underlying messages of love and loyalty Andrea Brooks Northern Kentucky Univ Lib Highland Heights c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Alexandre Lautens a French philologist arrives in India at the beginning of the twentieth century intending to produce a grammar of the Telugu language While writing he stays in the house of Shiva Adivis a wealthy landowner friendly to Europeans Lautens befriends Anjali Shiva s eldest daughter who is crippled from childhood polio The friendship between the two is uneven Lautens feelings are platonic while Anjali falls

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  • The day I ate whatever I wanted and other small acts of liberation - Read On
    on even for skinny people those seats are ridiculous Metal girdles Lunch was a problem like do I sit down or continue to fast food it Because I really do appreciate good food but fast food is what I always want Drive past a White Castle See myself opening one of the little burgers with the onions all square Go past KFC See the big bucket lift off the lid see the one corner of one breast just loaded with coating that you pull off and pop into your mouth Wendy s Regular with cheese just a plain regular with cheese and it is good The buns are still good at Wendy s they re not those weary things other places give you that are like bread out of an old person s bread box who never throws anything away and it was cheap bread and not good in the first place Generic Hot dogs Well I live in Chicago where we know what hot dogs are and how they should be served I know someone who used to fly from Boston to San Francisco once a month on business and she always stopped in Chicago so she could get a red hot She said she told people she needed a walk but really she needed a red hot She ate them in the first class cabin and all the people used to get pissed off at her She said they got pissed off because the onions stunk the place up but I think they got pissed off because they didn t have the foresight to bring a red hot on board themselves A flight attendant can put all the French words in the world after beef and it still tastes like airline food which tastes like jet fuel smells They don t have red hots in the airport all over the place like they used to If you come to O Hare and you have a bit of a layover get in a cab and tell them Superdawg at Milwaukee and Nagle it s only about ten minutes away Get the regular hot dog but you might also want to try the Whoopercheesie or Whoopskidawg There is only one Superdawg and it was started by a guy and his wife they fell in love in high school and now they re probably in their eighties You can see her working the booth she sits there in her black nylon windbreaker and you shout your order into the little metal box by where you park Everybody gets their own speaker and their own menu which has humorous descriptions of the food Portillo s hot dogs are also good and their tamales oh my You eat them with a plastic spoon which adds to the flavor as does the light orange grease stain on the wrapper But the Portillo s are not as close to the airport you might not have time Although if you said to anyone who knew Chicago I missed my flight because I had to go to Portillo s they would say Oh I know did you get a tamale If you re debating which should I go to pick Superdawg because they are not a chain Always pick the thing that is not a chain is one way to try to save the world I decided I d go for lunch to this café I know where the butter is real and the syrup is real and the waitresses do not in any way judge what you order I got there at 12 30 and got a table in a good booth because it was across from where Ivy was sitting Ivy is a regular in her nineties and she wears a little old lady dress and a sweater and sneakers and a white baseball hat turned frontways Long gray hair tied back in a skinny ponytail She orders a little something and then falls asleep before it comes and then after about half an hour her home health aide comes to wake her up and take her back home I ordered a bacon cheeseburger fries and a chocolate malted and I loaded up the fries with salt and made a neat pile of catsup I had whipped cream on the malt and I ate some by itself and then mixed the rest in When the waitress asked Will there be anything else I almost ordered two over easy with hash browns because I just wanted one bite of the potatoes mixed with yolk but no that would have been too much wastefulness in one day But Because this was a day purposefully given over to gluttony and greed I walked over to a bookstore where I looked at cookbooks You may think Right she looked at dessert books but that s where you would be wrong Because guess what Vegetarian And some Mediterranean and Indian And okay then I found this one The cake doctor Which so made me in the mood for a piece of cake not a fancy one just a yellow cake with chocolate frosting And vanilla ice cream vanilla enough to be a bit yellow in color So I went and got that at another café but I could only fit in half By now I was feeling the shame but also defiance Like here I m carrying the banner for all of you who cut off a little piece wanting a big one who spend a good third of your waking hours feeling bad about your desires who infect those with whom you work and live with your judgments and pronouncements you on the program who tally points all day long every day let s see 7 for breakfast I m going to need only 3 or 4 for lunch what the hell can I have for so little oh I know broth and a salad with very little dressing And broth is good Yes So chickeny That s what

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