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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Estelle: The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando (website | twitter) Publication Date: March 7, 2006 Publisher: MTV Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: loss of a family member, summer job, New Jersey setting Format read: Paperback borrowed from library Summary: After her mom passes away, Betsy challenges herself to get through the stages of […]

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Estelle: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub [ website | twitter ] Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 306 Target audience: Adult Keywords: 1920s, Hollywood, family drama, theatre/films Format read: ARC from Putnam. (Thanks!) Summary:  Since she was little, Elsa has been enamored with the small playhouse her family runs. Her dad […]

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Magan: I’ll Tell You Mine by Pip Harry

I’ll Tell You Mine by Pip Harry Publication Date: March 28, 2012 Publisher: U.Q.P. Pages: 264 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: goth, boarding school, friendship, parental problems Format read: Paperback from Mandee at VeganYANerds Summary: Kate is sent to boarding school after an unknown event occurs between her and her mother; she begrudgingly goes but has problems connecting with […]

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Estelle: Shelve It (10/28/2012)

Edit: Thanks to Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner) I just bought Blackberry Winter by Sarah Joi for my Nook. Only $2.99! (Amazon too!) Guess what? I bought absolutely no books since my last Shelve It. NONE. But I did buy a lot of shelves to put in our new apartment. So that sort of counts, right? […]

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Estelle: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: June 24, 2012 Publisher: Lakehouse Press Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: royalty, Greece, complicated relationships Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Reece’s usual summer vacation in London visiting her father takes an unexpected turn when a serious attack closes all […]

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