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Young Adult Long Fiction

One of the themes of the novel The Other Side of Truth is the importance of family, and another is strength in adversity. Nothing is more important than family. After their mother is killed in...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2012, 8:29 pm (UTC)

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This book is about the children of a wounded Afghanistan War veteran. He suffers not from a physical wound, but from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. On the outside their father is fine, but on...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2013, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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Marcus is optimistic. This is one of the first personality traits he indirectly reveals about himself in his role as first-person narrator. The roof in the family home on the military base--a...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2013, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is a young adult fiction book by Wendy Mass. The main characters in the story are Jeremy Fink and Lizzy Muldoon, and the setting is New York City. In the...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012, 2:36 pm (UTC)

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The theme of Wounded by Eric Walters is that everyone is affected by war. The book begins with a quote from Jose Narosky: “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” This is a perfect statement of...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2013, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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Masquerade is the second novel in the Blue Bloods series. The series focuses on vampires who are also upper-class New Yorkers, and the book concerns a masquerade ball and a mystery. The Blue...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2012, 6:56 pm (UTC)

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Marcus is a fifteen year old boy who misses his father and worries about him but tries to remain strong for his family. Marcus Campbell’s father is in the Canadian special forces. He has been...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2013, 8:24 am (UTC)

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The most important thing in writing a book review is to be honest and keep it brief. You do not need to bash the book or sing its praises. Stay generally in the middle, but honestly describe the...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2013, 10:09 pm (UTC)

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Marcus tries to help his mother since his father is away fighting the war. An example of Marcus being helpful is that he takes over his father’s role in the domestic routine and doesn’t complain...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2013, 3:38 am (UTC)

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While a character whose early remarks are about "angry red numbers" and a dripping and warped house and a father in Afghanistan might incline a reader to think he is pessimistic, Marcus, the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2013, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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Young Adult Long Fiction

Important character traits (character personality traits), are introduced either directly or indirectly when the character is first introduced. This important element of characterization lays the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2013, 7:53 pm (UTC)

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Courtney is a good friend to Marcus. Since she is also from an army family, she understands what Marcus is going through. She is there to support him. Even though he cannot spend as much time...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2013, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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Jacob is independent, brave, and devoted. Jacob is a teenager who finds his life is turned upside down when his mother disappears in a car accident. He is the one driving. He is sent to live with...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2014, 6:50 pm (UTC)

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Since the above post recommended The Hunger Games after you said that your son had already liked and read the series, let me suggest you some additional titles: The Roar by Emma Clayton (2009) In...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012, 4:17 am (UTC)

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I really suggest Lois Lowry, especially Number the Stars and The Giver. I also enjoyed Arthur Conan Doyle when I was young. My students definitely enjoy some of the classics, but they also really...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012, 1:46 am (UTC)

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Marcus demonstrates that he is a caring individual when he makes coffee for his mother. Marcus is a teenager whose father is a soldier in Afghanistan. Most kids would probably act out and complain...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013, 4:30 pm (UTC)

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Young Adult Long Fiction

Marcus’s mom is depressed and worried about her husband being away in the army, but independent, gentle, and with a sense of humor. Marcus’s dad has been away for a long time when the book opens....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013, 3:17 am (UTC)

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