“Echo” by Pam Munoz Ryan

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  Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan is a middle-grade novel that combines historical fiction and a fairy tale to tell the story of young people who rise above adversity with the help of music. The prologue begins with a tale of three princesses who are held captive by a magical spell.  In order to free themselves, theyRead more

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

“Mockingjay” is the third book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy.  As with my review of  “Catching Fire,” I’m going to try to avoid as many spoilers as possible from the first two books, even at the expense of a more vague review. “Mockingjay” takes it’s name from a species of bird that exists withinRead more

“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

This is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  I read it immediately after finishing “The Hunger Games,” because quite frankly, the first book doesn’t really end.  I’m going to do my best to review the book without providing major spoilers from the first one, even though it means that my review might beRead more

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Over the past few months, many of my friends and relatives have told me that “The Hunger Games” is fantastic and is something that I absolutely must read.  I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, especially after the whole Darkness Too Visible controversy last summer.  As the movie is coming out next month, IRead more

“Missing May” by Cynthia Rylant

“Missing May,” by Cynthia Rylant, is a children’s book set in West Virginia.  I read it as part of a class on multicultural librarianship. The protagonist, Summer, is a young girl who is adopted by her Aunt May and Uncle Ob, who live in a trailer in West Virginia.  Although they don’t have much money,Read more