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Beth
Reading a good adventure story has always been a vacation in the theater of my mind. When I’m stressed or just need to get away for a few minutes, I love the opportunity to climb into somebody else’s world. I didn’t enjoy reading until I was in the Air Force and building bombs in Korea; it was a wonderful distraction from the real world. (I tried bull riding, but it wasn’t exciting enough.)
It's been said that character is how we treat those who can do nothing for us.  In a time when Hitler was re-writing the world as people knew it, there were a few people who put their lives on th…
Start with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys--then add in a war-ravaged city and little faeries with a BIG attitude.  Any story with little weapon yielding fairies who fly on the backs of crows and are…
Perhaps more of us would have paid attention in history class if James Otis Smith had been allowed to write the school books like he does his graphic novels.  Between the pictures and his running…
In The Words of My Father, the author, Mark Nemetz, takes a well-known prayer and makes it three dimensional.  While Giuseppe, the boy's father, explains the prayer line by line to Joseph, h…
Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis is the second book in her Give the Dark My Love duology. It follows the journey of Nedra Brysstain, a girl from the rural northern territory of the Lu…
A green blob and five teens are secretly protecting the world.  Unfortunately, things change fast and it's unclear what's happening.  Our five young friends willingly join the Torchbearers, …
Alex Rider is a young man who now understands that every action has a reaction and a consequence--and he gets to deal with them constantly. With seven stories in one book, it's easy to stay intrigued.…
There is much to be learned from an orphan named Boy.  The people who love him have all died.  Mean people fear him because he's different, but little do they know what he's capable of. …
With multiple teen characters, this high stakes game of cat and mouse will keep the reader wanting more.  While it could stand alone, the back story is really in book one and adds to the dep…
This book is an introduction to a group of young people who willingly run toward the danger in order to protect others.  The main characters are teenagers and this one specifically follows Connor…
Bicycle is twelve-years-old and she narrates this story for us.  As an orphan, raised by a retired Nun and several Nearly Silent Monks, Bicycle lives a unique life, and Sister Wanda wants more fo…
Once again, the human race is struggling to survive.  It's not a world we would recognize but rather a world from the depths of our minds.   The author, J.N. Chaney, has painted a wo…
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