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review 2012-05-17 11:09
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand An amazing story of endurance, you could not make this stuff up.
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review 2012-03-01 00:34
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand A great book about a man who just wouldn't quit. I loved the book and it really shows that a man's attitude to never quit can take him through ANYTHING!
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review 2012-02-29 11:46
Bait - Donald E. Stephen Diego is in trouble with the law. After hitting a boy at school he has to stand in front of a judge and hope he doesn't end up in juvie. Diego has problems and he knows it. He has trouble handling his anger and keeping the nightmares from waking him up at night. With no one to talk to, Diego relieves his anxiety by cutting himself. He has done it so much that he is forced to wear long-sleeved shirts all the time. His scars criss-cross all over his arms and chest.

Diego understands he needs help and the only way he thinks he'll get it is if he goes on probation. Against the advice of his mother and lawyer, he requests probation from the judge and gets it.

Diego is assigned Mr. videos as a probation officer. The talks during their weekly meetings help Diego feel better and start the process of healing. He is able to come to terms with the causes of his anger.

BAIT is a story about a young man determined to heal. While the story is sad, it ends on a hopeful note.

It could have been so much better. The characters lacked emotion and seemed flat. It was like the entire book was written in monotone instead of stereo. Deigo has a love interest that was entirely too accepting of him even though they'd never really talked. The romance should have been a bigger part of the story. We could have seen an entirely different part of his problem through his interaction with her. All in all, this was an okay read. What makes this book different is the fact it has a boy main character.
Here are other books with a similar subject (even though the main characters are girls):
IDENTICAL by Ellen Hopkins, CHINESE HANDCUFFS by Chris Crutcher, and ABBY, MY LOVE by Hadley Irwin.
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review 2012-01-25 12:24
Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex
Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex - Susan Massotty,Anne Frank I love and admire Anne Frank. I'm also a huge fan of not only her personality but writing skills and the way she can portray sometimes very difficult and harsh things.
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review 2011-10-04 23:21
John Adams
John Adams - David McCullough John Adams - David McCullough Interesting read on our nation's second president. I never really studied him much in U.S. history in high school. One of the things I find interesting before he became president was that he was a lawyer and defended the British officer who was responsible for the deaths of five colonists in the Boston Massacre. Also before he became president who was an ambassador to France as well. Its ironic that when he died on July 4, 1826-the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence that Thomas Jefferson our nation's third president died the morning of the same day.
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