Author Archives: Mrs.N

May…

Usually May is reserved for miscellany.  Any books that I didn’t quite finish in time for their monthly post, things that didn’t quite match up with their intended theme and of course, things I’d been dying to read and review … Continue reading

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Rickshaw Girl

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins When I first read Rickshaw Girl years ago, I loved it for the message it sent: that there is something intrinsically valuable in being a girl and that it is possible for girls to achieve … Continue reading

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash Maggie Thrash is not afraid to bring on the awkward in her graphic memoir, Honor Girl.  There is so much angst here, as there should be when you have a fifteen year … Continue reading

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

It is a terribly common thing to publish a book with the word girl in the title.  Many of these books are actually adult books about women, in which case the word girl grates a bit. But around these parts, … Continue reading

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Fenway and Hattie

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe Fenway and Hattie have always been best buddies.  They play, romp at the dog park and Fenway sleeps cuddled up in Hattie’s mint and vanilla scented bed.  But a big move from the … Continue reading

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Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill If you’ve ever thought your child could use a coffee table book this would clearly be the one to own.  I fully expect to see it in Anthropologie’s terribly … Continue reading

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Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre There is a certain pitch that elementary school children can achieve when squealing over something particularly adorable or desirable.  I have no doubt that this book … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs

Given the giant picture of my dog’s nose pressed inside a book, it’s probably no secret that I love dogs.  But as I have mentioned before, I’m never quite as sold on dog books.  This is probably because when I … Continue reading

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37 Things I Love

37 Things I Love (in no particular order) by Kekla Magoon Since her father’s accident, Ellis and her mother have carefully orchestrated their lives to avoid any serious conversation.  Ellis saves all of that for her dad.  But when the … Continue reading

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Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley I’m not big on issues books.  So when I picked a book about integration with a interracial lesbian romance, believe me, I had concerns.  This can’t end well, right?  And getting to the … Continue reading

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