Private Universes

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Dante taught Aristotle to swim. Aristotle saved Dante from a car crash. Dante was always bothered by his immigrant identity.  It got even harder for them to know their own heart after the accident. Aristotle like to stay in the desert in the […]

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Looking Back Helps Moving Forward

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried  – by Shaun David Hutchinson Audiobook read by Candace Thaxton Dino’s family does the death business. Together with July the dead, the two best friends learned to understand about themselves. Dino made his choice of love and finally spoke out his rejection for family business.

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Imaginary and Reality

Louisiana’s Way Home  by Kate DiCamillo Audiobook by Cassandra Morris The curse on Louisiana and Granny, the trip are all for Louisiana to discover her own identity.  Lost in Georgia town with the motel owner and the boy with a crow on his shoulder, Louisiana singed.

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Long Second

Three Things About Elsie  by Joanna Cannon It always fascinated me to think how my old self would comment on my current life; all these decisions, little or big ones, important things that I’ve neglected, everything. A long second is when the clock hesitates, to give you extra time to make the right decision.

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Stereotyped Romance

A Perfect Proposal  by Katie Fforde Audiobook read by Jilly Bond Sophie the neglected girl went to Manhattan and met an old lady who got mysteriously fascinated by her. Obviously the old lady will have a handsome and insanely rich grandson and obviously there will be a perfect proposal. Why so many romance novels have to be […]

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Aboriginal

How Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all and, while he was at it, committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn’t know it – by Paul Jennings If ever forget the plot again just try the title. Troubled […]

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Belonging

All You Can Ever Know – A Memoir  by Nicole Chung To fit in and feel like a normal another in the crowd is just so hard being a minority. Adopted Asian kid growing up in white community got rejected by peer buddies and felt not belonged.

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