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Friday, February 24, 2012

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackHeaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I wanted to like this book. I wanted to find a book that was easily readable and something the youth I work with could enjoy. Sadly, I did not find it in this book. What I did find was theology I did not agree with in a very poorly written book. I do not doubt the sincerity of the young boy's experience. You will quickly find that his experience works well within his family's theology. I know that a child often believes what his/her parents believe. This book is a great example of this.
I know some people found this book inspirational and helpful. I'm glad it was helpful to you. I would love a well-written book that tells us that our hope does not need to be in afterlife. We can have hope in this current life. Oh wait, that books exists, it is called the Bible!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

The PactThe Pact by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No one wants to read a book about death and teenagers, and yet it is an important topic. We can never understand what others are feeling. We can look, listen, and learn what signs might indicate problems with others. And when the unthinkable happens, how do we react? How do we support each other? A difficult subject written in a way to make you think that things are not always what they seem.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this fabulous book, you learn about Henrietta Lacks, her daughter and family, all things science and so much more. I recommend this book to anyone interested in history, science, or just wanting to read a good story. You will love this book!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm not a hiker or camper. This book made me feel like I was out on the Appalachian Trail with the author. I enjoyed his writing styles and his way of sharing information we should know without sounding like a know-it-all. Made me appreciate the Trail and all that went into making it happen. This would be a great book to read while on vacation. It was a perfect read for me as I wished I was on vacation.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

The Best Christmas Pageant EverThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a heart-warming fun story. Great for families, children, and adults to remember the nativity probably wasn't exactly like we imagine...Read this book!

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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second book in the series. Like the first one, the Hunger Games, I couldn't put this one down. The best advice I received about this book is have the next one ready because you will want to start reading it right away!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How could you not love this book? Gregor learns about himself. Boots charms all the people and animals. Even the rodents, spiders, and cockroaches grabbed my heartstrings. A great book for those who enjoy a good story!

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