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“Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Ivory Charm” by Carolyn Keene

FROM A 50 BOOK CHALLENGE REVIEWER:

This book was a mystery. I like mysteries because they keep you guessing and this book definitely keeps you guessing.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Nancy Drew: The Whispering Statue” by Carolyn Keene

FROM A 50 BOOK CHALLENGE REVIEWER:

It was great. It was very interesting. It was suspenseful and humorous.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Searching for Dragons” by Patricia C. Wrede

FROM A 50 BOOK CHALLENGE REVIEWER:

I thought this was a really great book. It had magic, mystery, suspense, danger, and humorous reverie now and then all in one.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer

FROM A KINNELON LIBRARY TEEN REVIEWER:

Don’t let the cover of this book fool you. It’s nothing like a fairytale. When Isabella Swan, the police chief’s daughter, moves in with him for a while, things in Forks get a little bit twisted. Suddenly Edward Cullen, the hottest boy in school, is talking to her and walking with her to class and giving her rides in his shiny new Volvo. The strange thing is that he keeps telling her that they shouldn’t be friends … for her own safety. Bella doesn’t listen to him and persists in her tries to become friends or maybe more. The question still stands though: Will being close to Edward Cullen really cost her life? Or is he just playing a joke on her for fun?

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Eldest” by Christopher Paolini

FROM A KINNELON LIBRARY TEEN REVIEWER:

Eragon and Saphira find themselves needed in every part of the Empire, but at the same time they need to continue their Dragon Riding training. They go to Ellesmera, the hidden elf city, to train with some help from Arya. They must be careful on their way though, because Eragon has made more than a few enemies on his journey who wish him anything but well. They get more than they thought though when they find that some people close to them had secrets that they didn’t confide in them, some secrets that may destroy Eragon’s time as a Dragon Rider with the Varden.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini

FROM A KINNELON LIBRARY TEEN REVIEWER:

Eragon, a new Dragon Rider, comes to life quite by accident. When traveling in the Spine, a cursed mountain range, where nobody but he can dare to hunt in without suffering from some kind of freak accident, he becomes engaged in a magical battle against the evil King Galbatorix when he finds what he thinks is a polished sapphire stone, but turns out to be a dragon egg stolen from the vaults of the King. To make things worse than they already are, the egg hatches and the dragon within decides that Eragon is to be her Dragon Rider, whether he likes it or not. Full of adventure and mystery.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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“Love Among the Walnuts” by Jean Ferris

TEEN LIBRARIAN'S REVIEW:

Teenager Sandy lives a rather isolated but delightfully happy existence at the Eclipse estate with his parents, Horatio and Mousey, their butler / valet Bentley, and his wife, Flossie. When Bart and Bernie, Horatio’s greedy brothers, poison the family with a drugged birthday cake, everyone but Bentley and Sandy falls into a deep sleep from which they cannot awaken. (Note: So does the pet chicken, Attila!) A lovely, slightly dippy nurse (Sunnie) is hired to care for the sleepers at nearby Walnut Manor, a dilapidated rest home whose residents include a “cat molester” (turns out he just wanted to be called “Captain Lester,” but never spoke again to correct anyone); a wealthy, forgetful older gentleman (Moreland); an overweight young man (Graham); couch potato brothers afraid of the outside world (Virgil and Lyle); a patient who is completely unresponsive (Eddy); and a split personality (Boom Boom). Opal, the gruff but loving nurse / custodian / fix-it woman, and Dr. Waldemar, the incredibly sleepy director, make up the sole staff at Walnut Manor.

Sunnie helps the Walnut Manor residents improve themselves and their conditions, and everyone becomes a family in the best and truest sense of the word. All the while, the group struggles to find a cure for the sleepers and thwart more underhanded attacks by Bart and Bernie.

This book is a delightful, zany, fun-to-read screwball comedy. Did you think so, too?

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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