Author Archives: mrsclarkart

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

I read this book yesterday and I have to think about this whole book for awhile. It was extremely readable, but nothing really happens. I kept waiting for a big moment, but was surprised there was nothing more. I was surprised … Continue reading

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The Truth About Alice – by Jennifer Mathieu

Alice was a believable character with a believable situation. Telling the story between four different characters fleshed out the story and supporting characters.  I thought it was a difficult story told honestly, but with the moral that when things are … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith

Not sure what to say about this book. I finished it, so you know I was interested. It annoyed me at every page and I skimmed a lot, because he babbled incessantly, and more annoyingly, repetitively. I did like those … Continue reading

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June Reading – The Good and Bad

I usually love FLB’s books, but this one contained characters that really annoyed me or I could care less what happened to them. Some were not fully fleshed out and were lacking any personality. I would skip this one. Now, … Continue reading

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I Was Here

I think what I like about Gayle Forman is that she can take a character and make them be a part of your heart. I did not really care for Cody at the beginning, but I think that is because … Continue reading

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Sea of Tranquility by Paul Russell

A sad, disquieting story. “What do you do with your life after you go to the moon?” I don’t know what could actually top that. I think getting to the peak in one’s life early is hard. That is why you … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson

This took my breath away with its depiction of an artist held hostage by their insecurities and doubts. The serendipity of family and their relationships are all intertwined and they all either dissect or build each other up.

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Beyond the Pale Motel – Francesca lia Block

Nope – this was not what I ever want to read from her. I thought it had hope, but then became a confusing mess of nonsense. e

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Books I read while recovering from the hole in my head….

Time travel from the 1940s to 1700 Scotland clansman life. Throw in an evil British redcoat, double love story, and voila! Reasons why I loved it:Takes place in Ireland 1993, great musical references, Nirvana concert, YA.       Emily Dickinson poetry/references combined with … Continue reading

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What I’ve been reading during the year….plus rereading all the other MS Lit

Lex deals with her brother’s suicide. Powerful and heart wringing, but also very believable.     Karou is an artist, but also something more. Angels and dark angels combining to become what? Enchanting.   Author of the Uglies, I liked … Continue reading

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