Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton

“But she was a writer, so while she did get this moment of thinking herself somewhat brilliant, it would soon be offset by a crippling doubt that she had a gift of words at all. Such is the way with all writers. Trust us.” Hand, Meadows and Ashton’s brilliantly written and utterly comical retelling of […]

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Book Review: The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

“If there was one thing to know about the Colonel, it was that his brand of reasoning was peculiar and entirely his own. If there was a second thing to be known, it was that his methods often showed results.” A brilliantly written story full of humor and wit, Patrick Canning’s The Colonel and the […]

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Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

“Nick and I look at each other. ‘I’m not holding your hand,’ I tell him, smiling a little. ‘All right’–he nods–‘but know that I would.’” An absolutely hilarious and adorable read, Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an insightful story that will bring readers to tears, both from laughter and woe. After […]

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Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Elegant and mesmerizing, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a beautifully written children’s novel that remains to hold incredible value in the world of literature for over a century. When Mary Lennox is sent to live with her […]

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Book Review: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (unabridged)

“When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Returning to Wonderland, Alice begins another grand adventure full of unique creatures and odd tasks. In the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll’s celebrated children’s classic highlights the joys […]

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Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A true children’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh is a heartfelt novella that continues to bring joy to all of its readers for nearly a decade. Following the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods, Milne’s short stories are full of peculiar […]

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