Tag Archives: loss

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (2016)

Rating: 5 stars Vic’s father died two years ago, and in the midst of a breakdown, Vic runs away with his father’s urn and joins up with a band of misfits. He finds himself enamoured with Madeline (Mad), and receiving … Continue reading

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Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (2016)

4.5 Stars Catrina moves to a new small coastal town in Northern California for the benefit of her little sister Maya, who is sick with Cystic Fibrosis. As they venture their way around their new town, they discover that there … Continue reading

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Downside Up by Richard Scrimger (2016)

4.2 stars Fred is in six grade and is still reeling from the loss of his dog Casey. One day, as he is walking home from school, and he loses his ball under a sewer grate. What he finds going … Continue reading

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Lost and Found by Katrina Leno (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Louis and Frances are internet friends who meet on a support group website. Louis is struggling with feeling at fault for an accident that lost his sister her legs. Frances is coming to terms with the fact … Continue reading

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Bluescreen by Dan Wells (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars.  Marisa, a 17 year old hacker, lives in a futuristic world, where our brains are more closely tied to the internet than ever. She and her group of ‘Cherry Dogs’ as they call themselves, gamers and hackers … Continue reading

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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

3.7 Stars. Leah Westfeld, a 17 year old girl living on the frontier in 1849, Georgia, has a gift. She can sense the presence of gold around her. She has done well to keep her ability a secret, but after … Continue reading

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Pax by Sara Pennypacker (2016)

Rating: 4 stars. The story centres around Peter (a young boy) and Pax (a fox raised by Peter as a pet). After a difficult separation, Peter works to try and get Pax back. This was an adorable tale and I … Continue reading

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