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  • Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The One Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Published: 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: From: Walmart Rating: 7/10 The third of American author Kiera Cass’ Selection series has finally been finished, and I must say, I am at least a little bit excited for the fourth novel The Heir. Cass’ novel The One focuses […]

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  • Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Elite Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Published: 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: From: Walmart Rating: 6/10 As I’m sure most of you who have read The Elite know, it is the second in a series of young adult dystopian romance novels by American author Kiera Cass. The Elite, the second of The […]

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  • Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Selection Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Published: 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 336 From: Walmart Rating: 5/10 This book made me wish I was a princess. Well, no. Not really. Kiera Cass, an American novelist from South Carolina, started the Selection series in 2012, and since then it’s become a hit among […]

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  • Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Dark Eden Author: Chris Beckett Series: Dark Eden Published: 2012 Publisher: Corvus Pages: 441 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Imagine a world with no sun. The air is chilled, everything is dark. But, thanks to the darkness, creatures and plants have developed amazing ways to light the way. Then, imagine living on […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Life is short

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, April 2, 2015] As I get older, I keep learning new life lessons. Recently, the lesson that has been playing over and over in front of me is that life is short, and we must take chances. My heart goes out to fellow firefighter Kevin Webb, his son […]

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  • Book Review: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Nanny Diaries Author: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Series: Nanny Published: 2002 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 306 From: Drake Public Library book sale Rating: 6/10 First off, I found The Nanny Dairies by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin at a library book sale for a dime, so obviously, I had to […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Just a few updates

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, March 19, 2015] Recently, the other reporters and I have been working on Progress, a special section in the Creston News Advertiser that will last five days next week. I have to say, everyone in the newsroom and other news departments have been working so hard for this […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Pack it up and travel

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, March 5, 2015] It’s been four years since I flew on a plane over the Atlantic Ocean, the deep blue water miles below me, and landed back in the Midwest after a six-month stint in England. Ever since then, I have had a feeling nagging at me to […]

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  • Book Review: The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Sweet Far Thing Author: Libba Bray Series: Gemma Doyle Published: April 28, 2009 Publisher: Random House Pages: 819 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 10/10 American author Libba Bray’s novel The Sweet Far Thing, the third installment to her Gemma Doyle trilogy, came to me at the perfect time. I had read the […]

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  • Book Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Hobbit Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Series: None Published: September 21, 1937 Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Pages: From: Walmart Rating: 8/10 As many already know, J.R.R. Tolkien was a master of the written word. He was a master of prose, fantasy, poetry and creating a picture within the mind of the reader. This […]

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