Book Wookie

Brutally honest book reviews

Reboot by Amy Tintera

July 28
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Reboot by Amy Tintera started out incredibly strong. Unfortunately, it just couldn’t maintain the momentum that it had going for it in the beginning.

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Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

July 24
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George Mallory’s attempts to conquer Mt. Everest are fictionalized in Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. Although there is some good on-the-mountain-action, a lot of the book revolves around the conflicting emotions surrounding the attempt, and George’s relationship with his wife, Ruth. Still, this is a great read if you are a fan of climbing books.

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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary

July 21
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary is a female empowerment young adult horror novel. It boasts multiple love triangles, broad comedy, and a sassy and spunky protagonist in Sam Lee, an 18-year-old rock star who undergoes a rather bizarre transformation.

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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

July 18
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Wow! The Undertaking by Audrey Magee is a really great read. The end of the book just blew me away. It is quick to get through, especially since you won’t want to put it down!

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

July 11
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a well-written novel that is both scientific and artistic. It separately follows the lives of a young, blind Parisian girl and an orphaned German boy who will never be the same after the war.

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The Bees by Laline Paull

July 4
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The Bees by Laline Paull has a bit of magic, a bit of fantasy, and a bit of reality. A story from the bees point of view was a clever and intriguing idea, but it didn’t captivate me.

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North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person

June 27
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I loved the wilderness adventure in North of Normal, a memoir written by Cea Sunrise Person about her unusual childhood and unconventional and dysfunctional family.

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The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

June 20
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The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin is about the lonely isolated life of Talmadge, whose fate and personality were shaped at a young age by tragedy. The writing was beautiful, and learning about life in a rural area in the late 1860′s was interesting.

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The Treatment by Suzanne Young

June 17
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While reading The Treatment by Suzanne Young, I could scarcely believe it was written by the same author as The Program. The Treatment was nowhere near as good as the first installment.

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All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon

June 13
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All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon is about the Chernobyl nuclear reactor meltdown. It disappointed me because it gave very little accurate historical detail, and the characters fell flat.

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