Book Reviews: Collection #1 (Winter 2014)

Looking for a great book to read?  Look no further!  In the comments below, you will find links to student-written book reviews.  Come check out what today’s teens are reading!

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36 thoughts on “Book Reviews: Collection #1 (Winter 2014)

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    Stolen Life
    Jaycee Lee Dugard
    “I feel like I’m in a nightmare I have no control over. Silent tears start spilling over my cheeks. They feel hot against my cold skin. I start to shiver. I am so cold. I try to stop the tears. I tell myself I must be brave. It feels like my life is not my own anymore. My whole body feels heavy and I just want to collapse. This cannot be real, I tell myself.”

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    The Immortal life Of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot
    “I couldn’t have imagined it then, but that phone call would mark the beginning of a decadelong adventure through scientific laboratories, hospitals, and mental institution, with a cast of characters that would include Nobel laureates, grocery store clerks, convicted felons, and a professional con artist. While trying to make sense of the history of cell culture and the complicated ethical debate surrounding the use of human tissues in research, I’d be accused of conspiracy and slammed against a wall both physically and metaphorically, and eventually I’d find myself on the receiving end of something that looked a lot like an exorcism.”

  3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs http://wp.me/p53QhL-H

    “I don’t mean to be rude’ I said, ‘but what are you people?’
    ‘We’re peculiar,’ he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. ‘Aren’t you?;
    ‘I don’t know. I don’t think so’
    ‘That’s a shame.”

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