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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan (2013)

A History Unlike Any Other I can’t think of a book whose text I’ve highlighted more than Reza Aslan’s fascinating new biography, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” There are so many incredible points I’d never thought … Continue reading

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If You Find Me, by Emily Murdoch (2013)

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch My rating: 5 of 5 stars (nb: I received a review copy from the publisher) “If You Find Me” grabbed me from the beginning, and probably won’t completely let go for a few … Continue reading

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The Rock Star’s Daughter, by Caitlyn Duffy (2011)

The Rock Stars Daughter by Caitlin duffy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fifteen year-old Taylor Beauforte is having a typical summer. Her fast-living mom is throwing embarrassing parties, and Taylor is working part-time making smoothies, and hanging out with … Continue reading

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Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery, by P.J. Morse (2012)

Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery by P.J. Morse My rating: 4 of 5 stars (NB: I received a review copy of this novel from the publisher) Life isn’t bad for Clancy Parker. It’s a warm October afternoon in San … Continue reading

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If it Bleeds, it Leads, by Amanda M. Lee (2012)

If it Bleeds, it Leads by Amanda M. Lee My rating: 5 of 5 stars Avery Shaw is obnoxious and self-absorbed, and she often lacks that inner-filter most people have. She’s prone to speak before she thinks, and that often … Continue reading

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UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1), by Chandra Hahn (2011)

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mina Grime doesn’t keep a diary, so much as a journal she calls “Unaccomplishments and Epic Disasters.” In her life, it’s a pretty apt title. Mina is clumsy. Not socially … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghost Town, by Kate Ellison (2013)

Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Olivia Tithe has had better epochs in her life. Her parents divorced, and she lost her ability to see colors and flunked out of art school. … Continue reading

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