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Estelle: Find Me by Romily Bernard

Find Me by Romily Bernard ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 307 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: hacking, death, foster family, sisters Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Wick likes to live under the radar, working as a hacker to ensure that her and her […]

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February 13, 2014 - 12:30 am

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November 4, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Alexa Y. - This book sounds like a thrilling read indeed! I must admit that I haven’t made the time to read it yet, but I’m curious to see how absorbed I get when I do. Connecting with the characters is an important thing for me though, so that makes me a little hesitant.

October 10, 2013 - 10:40 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Haven’t seen this one! The cover is really interesting/neat/creepy… so it looks like a book I’d pick up. And the hacker part is kind of interesting… Sounds like it was, but not a total winner. If I get to it, it’ll probably be a library book. 🙂

October 9, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Ellice - I remember seeing this title on Edelweiss recently, but this is the first review I have seen of it! I was afraid to request it because I figured that some of the hacker terminology might go completely over my head. I’m glad to see that it’s not impossible to follow. This book sounds like it has an interesting premise! Probably not one I will read soon, but I will keep it in mind as a recommendation to some of my students, because I think they would definitely enjoy this one!

October 8, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - I loved this book. L-O-V-E-D it. It surprised me in the best ways and even when it didn’t I was still enjoying the heck out of it. 🙂

October 7, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - This one intrigued me because of the hacker aspect — my fiance is a software engineer and I guess that rubbed off on me! I do like being able to connect to the characters though… so I’m not sure how I’d feel about this.

October 7, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Sarah - Ahh! I loved this book so much. I started it on Saturday and finished it last night. I actually didn’t see anything coming, so I was shocked when I found out who it was. I don’t know what it was, but I felt like I couldn’t even breathe until the book was over, and then I had trouble falling asleep because I was still so hyped up. Also guessing the second will be called Remember Me? Just a guess.

Estelle: The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 160 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: family, parents, children Format read: ARC provided from LitLush! (Thanks!) Summary:  When John and Marta find a young boy on their porch, they do the only thing they […]

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September 26, 2013 - 9:48 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh good!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I actually read it in a few hours as well and just finished it last night. I loved the story! Agreed, it wasn’t quite developed as much as Walk Two Moons was, but it was interesting in its own way! It was touching and such a nice, refreshing read!

September 23, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Bookworm1858 - Sounds like a sweet story though I’m scared about an emotional ending if John and Marta have to say goodbye to Jacob 🙁

September 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - While I’m not certain this is a book I’m interested in reading, I’m extremely touched by the concept and, like you, couldn’t help but be reminded of Magan and all she and her husband have done to help their foster daughter along the way 🙂 It’s those sort of people who are real, everyday heroes who receive little-to-no recognition for their selfless, tireless work. I can’t imagine being in John and Marta’s position and never knowing the duration of Jacob’s stay or knowing that they might lose him at a moment’s notice. Absolutely heart breaking!