The Runaway Dolls
by Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, and Brian Selznick
Review by Isabelle Pryor
This is a good book. It's funny and very creative. Buy it. I finished it the day I got it.
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
by Kathleen Flinn
Review by Jake-the-Girl
I noticed this book when it came out in hardcover, but it wasn't until the publisher sent me a review copy that I actually picked it up to read it. I loved it! Kathleen Flinn is a 36-year-old woman in middle management, working abroad in London. She is fired from her job soon after she falls in love with her friend of 3 years, and they decide to drop everything and live in Paris for a year so Kat can study French cuisine at the Cordon Bleu. Flinn's passion for food is evident in every sentence, and I loved her outsider's view of Paris, Parisians, and French chefs. A must-read for foodies, Francophiles, and anyone who liked Eat, Pray, Love.
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2. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry Children; Age 7 and up
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4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Young Adult; Age 14 and up
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