Category Archives: Fiction – Young Adult

A Review of Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice; Or, On the Segregation of the Queen

This is the first installment in a series about a young woman who becomes Sherlock Holmes’ apprentice and, later, his lover and wife. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character is pooh-poohed at the beginning of the novel, … Continue reading

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A Review of Gary Paulsen’s The Haymeadow

I came to this novel by accident, when a student I tutor chose it for a book report. We agreed to read the first six chapters before our next meeting. He read ten pages or so, declared it two thumbs … Continue reading

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A Review of Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars

Two of my tutoring clients were assigned this book for summer reading, so of course it ended up on my reading list as well. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may have noticed that I have … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

The good news about Library of Souls: it got better. The bad news: now it appears the series is over. There is definitely room for additional books, I mean, it’s not like all of the characters die at the end, … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

  I’m going to keep this brief because I’m pleased to report that things have picked up quite a bit since I posted on Tuesday. Jacob, Emma, and Addison the dog are making progress in their quest to find their … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)

  So it’s Tuesday, and my plan was to do a progress report on Library of Souls, the final book in Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy, but I didn’t make a ton of progress this week in my … Continue reading

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A Review of Lois Lowry’s Son (by Jill)

  Son was the longest of the books in The Giver Quartet, and by far the best of the series, in my opinion. It ties all of the prior books together and wraps things up pretty well, though there is … Continue reading

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