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Book Review: Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's WinterTitle: Brian’s Winter
Author: Gary Paulsen
Series: Brian’s Saga #2)
Published: January 1996
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 133
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

When Brian’s first adventure, the plane crash in Canada, ended, it was the end of his story. Brian was done. He managed to survive based on his very basic skill set until he was saved. However, I was like most people when the end of Brian’s story happened because I felt his story really wasn’t ended.

I felt his story ended too early, he wasn’t really tested.

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Book Review: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

HatchetTitle: Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Series: Brian’s Saga #1
Published: November 1986
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 186
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 8/10

I first read Gary Paulsen’s survival novel Hatchet back in fifth grade, I think, when we were starting out our real chapter book reading and discovering who we were ourselves. In the short novel, Brian became relateable for us young readers, and Paulsen succeeded in keeping our attention.

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Book Review: The White Rose by Amy Ewing

The White RoseTitle: The White Rose
Author: Amy Ewing
Series: Lone City #2
Published: October 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 9/10

I was perusing the Barnes and Noble app on my phone when I came across a book with a shiny white cover of a flower and a girl in the center. It caught my attention and I looked at the overview of the novel. I discovered it was part of a series and purchased immediately the debut novel and its companion: The Jewel and The White Rose.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the LabyrinthTitle: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

And we’re back.

In the fourth installment of American author Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, we see Percy and his friends battle through the Labyrinth from ancient Greek mythology to save Camp Half-Blood.

But, things take a dark twist when someone is not who they say they are.

I really enjoyed this novel, like I’ve enjoyed the rest of Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. It feels like Riordan has even enjoyed the adventure himself, always maintaining his writing style and integrity throughout each book. He, yet again, has managed to blend ancient and modern into one book and still make it relateable to his young demographic.

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Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Time ParadoxTitle: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl
Published: July 2008
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

Finally, after months and months of failing miserably and being distracted by so many other adventures, I finally finished Eoin Colfer’s sixth Artemis Fowl novel, The Time Paradox.

The Time Paradox takes us along an adventure through time with Artemis and his faerie friend Holly Short so Artemis can save his mother from a horrible disease called spelltropy, which he believes he caused in her.

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Girl on Fire: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, December 18, 2014]

A week or so ago, I was sitting in a movie theater, the lights low and the sounds of people munching popcorn reverberating through the room. Then, when trailer after trailer of upcoming films finished, the adventure began.

Warning: spoiler alert.

The adventure was “Interstellar,” a science fiction thriller that takes place in a future when crops fail and governments claim space travel was a hoax. It’s the adventure of a group of men and women trying to continue the human species by traveling through space and time to find a habitable planet.

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