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wild School
by Mairi Mackinnon

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Great for kindergarten

Think And Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

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I absolutely loved this book. It taught me many new concepts about the financial side of life. It also helped change my viewpoint on a lot of topics I was misinformed about. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially people interested in business and finance.

10 Blind Dates
by Ashley Elston

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I, personally, am not a fan of romance books, but I thought to step out of my comfort zone this time; Usually, I'm into crime, mystery, and suspense. I feel like the story was an overall satisfactory one. However, I felt as though there were no plot twists or anything truly exciting, all parts of the plot were entirely predictable. On the bright side, I do think this book is good for someone who is looking for a light-hearted, steady, and medium length story. As far as the actual plot of the story goes, it is safe to say that it can be explained in just a few sentences, maybe even one. Essentially, Sophie, the protagonist, goes on a series of blind dates, all arranged by different family members, following a sudden heartbreak, of course. Once again, I appreciate this book for the effort put into it and how realistic it was, but I didn't find it to be specifically exciting in any way. I would not recommend this to a friend, mostly because there are books that are better, not because it's "bad".

Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng

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This book was amazing! It tells the story of a family who suffered a major trauma when the eldest daughter was found at the bottom of the lake. When I first picked up this book, I assumed it would be a murder mystery, with a case centered around Lydia’s death. However, I soon learned that it was much more than that. The book describes the moments of Lydia's life that led to what some skeptics believed was a suicide. We learn the before and afters of Lydia's death and how the rest of the family cope with the incident. It’s interesting to see how differently each of the siblings reacted to Lydia’s death, and how it correlated with their role in the family. This book tackles serious issues such as racism and stress that come from parents all while keeping the reader hooked. I would recommend this book to anybody who doesn’t mind shedding a tear while they read! It was definitely on the more sad side, but it was harder to put down. Lydia is most likely a relatable character to many readers because of the situations she’s put in and the insecurities she struggles with. I can personally relate to feeling the pressure of living up to high expectations. Overall, the book was written beautifully, making it into the page-turner it is!

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

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I read this series right after the Hunger Games, so in my opinion, it wasn't as good as the Hunger Games, but it is a good series to read. The ending was a bit anti-climactic, but the whole plot had me very intrigued. This was definitely a well-written series and would definitely recommend checking it out if you're into sci-fi and dystopian books.

Mouse Makes Words
by Kathryn Heling

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In this book Mouse finds new ways to make rhyming words. He uses many site words and word families to rhyme words.

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

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"A Brave New World," was able to portray the issues that come with living in the ideal utopia surrounded by genetically modified citizens to show humanity that the dream utopia more closely resembles a dystopia. Huxley opens up a box of questions with the depiction of a world without the need for further development, a world that is as steady as a rock. "A Brave New World," was written to describe the dangers of giving the government the competence to control reproduction rates, social class, to restrict the flow of information. The state enjoys the hegemony it has over its subjects, it's significant to further analyze the book and peril Huxley warns us of. If you enjoy the novels, "1984" by George Orwell or "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury, this novel is the right fit for you. Readers begin at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center, what some would call a modern-day hospital as human beings are being made with surgically removed gametes. The novel takes twists and turns to end with John (the savage) killing himself because society couldn't find the truth John wanted. John grew up with a former society mother, he indulged in reading Shakespeare and romanticizing his life to the best of his ability. Unfortunately, this bought upon hatred for technology and disapproval of the motto, "community, identity and stability. This book is a classic, with that being said, it had no solid storyline which made it difficult to read at times. Furthermore, the second half of the book was much more intriguing than the first half, it was difficult to get through the first 70 pages or so. I recommend this novel to anyone who has a passion for dystopian and utopian societies as well as abrupt endings.

7/08 Program Assistant
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The hours are actually 2.5, but it won't let me put a decimal. The program was from 5- 7:30

Where Is Babys Belly Button Book
by Karen Katz

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Good

Red Queen
by Victoria Aveyard

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This book is so good! The plot was great and it made me want to read more and more. Mare grew up in the Stilts, but she ends up in a palace. This shows how everyone is given a chance no matter where they came from. Mare is a very inspiring character and her personality keeps the book interesting. I would rate this book a 5/5 because it is very adventurous and if you like romance with action, I would recommend this book to you.


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