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Marley and Me by John Grogan - Review by Ben, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Dec-15 09:52
Summary: The book is a story about a dog named Marley. Marley is a dog that is hyperactive and needs a lot of attention and exercise. The book goes through Marley’s life with the three kids in the family. The author, John, also writes about the houses Marley lives in and the trouble he gets into...
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – Review by Kaela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 22-Dec-15 15:02
The Glass Castle is a memoir by Jeannette Walls. It’s about her childhood and having to grow up in poverty for the majority of it. This book also explains how the relationships she formed as a child shaped her into a successful adult. The Glass Castle is about Walls’ father who is a very intelligent man and loves his children endlessly even though he has many faults, her mother who always taught her to have an open mind and a kind heart even though she rarely followed her own advice, and her and her three siblings growing up mostly happy in spite of her parents’ shortcomings...
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American Sniper - Review by Hannah, Teen Blogger

Posted on 12-Nov-15 12:02
American Sniper is the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who did four tours in Iraq. This book describes Kyle’s training and upbringing to become a Navy SEAL, but the heart of the text deals with Kyle’s experience in combat. Though he was America’s most prolific sniper, Kyle’s wartime experience went well beyond shooting. Kyle was a much unpolished writer, but he told his story clearly and genuinely. At times politically incorrect or even crude, Kyle’s writing seems restlessly honest. This is the kind of the book that could not be put down...
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Review by Becca, Teen Blogger

Posted on 22-Sep-15 09:13
I am Malala is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, co-written by herself, and Christina Lamb. Malala is a Pakistani educational rights activist. She was the winner of the 2011 Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize, also in 2011. Malala was one of four runners-up for the Time magazine's Person of the Year. She was also the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize*. Malala also created a nonprofit organization for education, supporting and investing in community-led programs, The Malala Fund.
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