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A Moment Comes

posted Feb 11, 2015, 8:40 AM by Stacey Cole

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Review from TeenReads.com 

Set in 1947 Pakistan, the story changes among three teens on the brink of a volatile situation after the British separate the Muslim and Sikh people. Tariq, a Muslim teen, gets caught in a mob and has to reconcile his actions from that afternoon with his dream of going to Oxford to study. Anupreet is barely healed from another mob attack when she begins work at the British home of Margaret, daughter of a British mapmaker. Tariq is working for the mapmaker and hopes that will earn him a reference to Oxford and a ticket away. As the three cross paths and cultures, each are pulled towards, and yet away, from each other as they struggle to find their worth and place. The danger outside the British home where one lives and two work, yet readers will know they are heading for an ending that will change the three teens’ lives in this well-crafted, intricate read.
 




The Adventures of Superhero Girl

posted Feb 2, 2015, 12:10 PM by Stacey Cole


The Adventures of Superhero Girl is the second graphic novel on this year's Bulldog Reading Club list.  Both of our graphic novels on this year's list were written by the same author! It was originally published as a comic strip in a newspaper but then author, Faith Erin Hicks, complied the comics into a book.  Have you ever wondered what is it like for a superhero that lives in a city without much crime?  Read this book to find out.  Other readers have highly praised this book for its humor and have requested a sequel.  For more information about this book, check out the sites below.



An American Bride in Kabul

posted Jan 29, 2015, 12:01 PM by Stacey Cole


I have always found the culture of the Middle East to be fascinating.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to suddenly be thrust into their world and to have to adapt very quickly to a very different way of life.  That is exactly what happened to Phyllis Chesler.  Women are treated very differently in Afghanistan than they are in the United States and she soon discovered this after she married a man from Afghanistan and then later moved there.  Read An American Bride in Kabul to find out more about the journey and trials of Chesler.






Amber House

posted Jan 21, 2015, 8:56 AM by Stacey Cole


If you like mysteries and historical fiction, then Amber House is a book for you.  This book is full of mystery and intrigue and will keep you interested the whole way through.  This book is the first installment of a trilogy.  For more information about Amber House, check out the resources below.






Midwinterblood

posted Jan 15, 2015, 7:24 AM by Stacey Cole



Excerpt from Tayshas Book Trailer Page/YouTube Video Description: 
What would you sacrifice for someone you've loved forever - told in seven parts and spanning ten centuries, a cleverly constructed, beautifully crafted love story with elements of thriller and the supernatural.

Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar even when you've never been there before, or felt that you've known someone even though you are meeting them for the first time?

In a novel comprising seven short stories each of them influenced by a moon - flower moon, harvest moon, hunter's moon, blood moon - and travelling from 2073 back in time to the dark of the moon and the days of Viking saga, this is the story of Eric and Merle who have loved and lost one another and who have been searching for each other ever since. In the different stories the two appear as lovers, mother and son, brother and sister, artist and child as they come close to finding each other before facing the ultimate sacrifice..



Game

posted Jan 5, 2015, 9:12 AM by Stacey Cole   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 11:16 AM ]

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Game by Barry Lyga is the highly anticipated sequel to I Hunt Killers. I Hunt Killers was one of the most popular books on last year's Bulldog Reading Club list.  At the end of I Hunt Killers we learned the identity of the copycat serial killer that was trying to emulate the murders of Jazz's dad and we also discovered that some wacko had helped his dad escape from prison.  Read Game to discover the truth about Jazz's mom and to find out what happens to the Dent family.  This has been one of our most popular Bulldog Reading Club selections this year.  For more information on this book and Barry Lyga, check out the web resources below:




Reached

posted Dec 15, 2014, 11:40 AM by Stacey Cole   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 11:46 AM ]


Reached is the last book of the Matched trilogy.  Read it to find out if Cassia and Ky will  finally beat the society and start their lives together.  Readers who enjoy the dystopian genre will like this book.  For more information on Reached, check out the web resources below.




Rose Under Fire

posted Dec 11, 2014, 7:39 AM by Stacey Cole

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Rose Under Fire is the highly anticipated sequel to last year's Bulldog Reading Club selection Code Name Verity.  It is a historical fiction novel that takes place during World War II.  A female pilot captured by Germans, Rose is sent to a concentration camp for women. Rose's horrific experiences inside this camp are based on real first person accounts of Holocaust survivors.  If you enjoy historical fiction and want to read more about World War II, this would be a great selection.  For more information on this book, please check out the web resources below.




Eleanor & Park

posted Dec 1, 2014, 8:46 AM by Stacey Cole

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Eleanor & Park was one of the top books of 2014.  It is extremely popular with teens.  It is an unconventional romance about two seemingly opposite people falling in love.  And the cool thing is that it takes place in 1986!  Check out the web resources below for more information:








Crossed

posted Nov 19, 2014, 11:50 AM by Stacey Cole

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Crossed is the sequel to Matched by Ally Condie.  In this book, the love story of Cassia and Ky continues.  Other places in The Society and beyond are introduced.  The rebellion continues.  For more information on this book, please check out the sites below:


Here are the links to visit the Matched website and author Ally Condie's site.
 

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