Category Archives: coming of age

Hope Has Two Daughters by Monia Mazigh

Hope Has Two Daughters is an historical fiction story which takes place almost entirely in Tunis, Tunisia.  It is the story of two revolts at two different times in history, the first — the Bread Riots of 1984, the second … Continue reading

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Junior Read: A Cry Out of Time (The Esme Chronicles Book 1) by JL Redington

This is the first book by JL Redington that I’ve read and while A Cry Out of Time is the first in a series called The Esme Chronicles, the book is a standalone story — no cliff hangers.  I think you’d … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Letters to the Dead, a novel by Ava Dellaira

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Junior/Teen Read: The Abduction, a Theodore Boone novel by John Grisham

This is the first Theodore Boone novel by John Grisham that I’ve read and is the second in the series.  Theo is a delightful character who will introduce young people to the exciting aspects of the court system, including Animal Court, … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: Then Again by Diane Keaton

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  I picked up this book from one of my favourite Canadian stores, Giant Tiger.  I really enjoyed it.  Here’s the opening from Diane Keaton‘s memoir, Then Again: THINK … Continue reading

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Buying Samir by Kimberly Rae

I received a free ecopy of Buying Samir from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.  While this is a book about kids, I don’t recommend it for preteens, and even with teens, I recommend caution.  Buying Samir is … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

I’m somewhat surprised to realize that this is the first book by Nicholas Sparks that I’ve ever read.  I’m not sure why.  I saw movies based on two of his books (The Notebook and Message in a Bottle) and loved … Continue reading

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