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Looking for a good book to read? 
 Read the reviews of books I've been reading.

Wonder, is a thought provoking book that makes you think about the way you treat others and how you would like to be treated. August is a fifth grader who is starting school for the first time due to his medical condition. I really enjoyed this book and think it is a great book for all to read!


The One and Only Ivan, is told in the first person by Ivan, a silver back gorilla who is held in captivity in a mall.  I loved how Ivan told his story and enjoyed investigating about the real Ivan, after reading this book.  Great book!

Three Times Lucky, is a book I've read twice.  Mo (Moses) for short is a sixth grade girl, who 11 years earlier as a baby was found floating on a billboard after a hurricane.  A murder takes place in her town and the mystery begins. I like the characters in this story and the twist and turns it takes you on. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.


Close to Famous, is a book I liked so much I've read it 3 times! Read the adventures of Foster McFee and how she bakes her way into your heart.


Small as an Elephant. Eleven year old Jack wakes up on the first morning of a camping trip with his mother and he finds she is gone.  He is left alone on an island in Maine and struggles to find his mother and his way home.  Wonderful story!











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