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Beyond the Bright Sea

Roughly once a year comes a children’s book of unexpected brilliance, a book that has you hooked from the first sentence and keeps you eagerly turning pages until the early hours of the morning. It has the feel of an instant classic; and like an addict, you want more. This is such a book. Wolk’s…

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden and a leading voice in the climate activism movement with her school strike initiative that is now in effect all over the world. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference is a collection of the speeches she has given during her school strikes, the UN…

Salt to the Sea

The lives of four young people converge as three of them flee from the advancing Russian Army, through East Prussia during the winter of 1945: Florian (a thief or a knight?), Joana, a nurse, and brave, pregnant Emilia. The fourth is the misguided, pathetically arrogant Alfred, a sailor at the port of Gotenhafen. They all…

The Smoke Thieves

A hunter, a princess, a soldier, a traitor and a thief find their fates weaving together in this medieval fantasy. Catherine is the daughter of a ruthless king, her upcoming marriage based on strategy rather than love. Her former bodyguard, Ambrose, who has won her heart, has been declared a criminal and has fled. March,…

Turtles All the Way Down

The latest offering from John Green feels like a long time coming. His last title, the blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, was released in 2012. However, Turtles All the Way Down is well worth the wait. Aza is a sixteen-year-old living in suburban Indianapolis, Green’s own hometown. Setting the novel in a location he…



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