Monthly Archives: April 2014

Just Friends By James Knudsen

Three was never a crowd before… The Plot: Suburban Chicago high school junior Blake Webb has been desperately lonely since his best friend moved away at the end of the 8th grade, and he has spent his entire high school career … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Owned A City By O.T. Nelson

Having things is something, but not everything. Earning the values for your life is more than just something, it is everything. The Plot: This book starts with your classic post-apocalyptic survival premise: at some point before the story begins, a viral … Continue reading

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Yobgorgle: Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario By Daniel M. Pinkwater

This is about the time I lived for two weeks in a motel in Rochester, New York, with my Uncle Mel, and what happened to me while I was there. Background: Daniel Pinkwater’s 1970s work tends toward the surreal, featuring … Continue reading

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Zanballer By R.R. Knudson

A girl who would rather call the plays than lead the cheers… At the dawn of the Title IX era, fictional girl quarterbacks were briefly all the rage (even Sweet Valley High got into the act), but none of them … Continue reading

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