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review 2017-03-20 19:45
Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

This book is a story about a girl named Harriet and her trouble with empathy. The girl genuinely cannot feel this emotion. She gets into some trouble when misplaces her notebook. Within this notebook is her feelings and thoughts about everyone she comes into contact with. Which some of what is written would be considered unkind. The reason why she gets into some trouble is because her friends find her notebook and they read what she has written about them. Although she is forced to apologize and tell everyone that she did not mean what she wrote about them, her apology was completely insincere. She did not think she had done anything wrong because her thoughts and feelings are her own. She later learns that it is okay to feel and thing they way you do. However, sometimes it is best to keep it to yourself because it may cause conflicts. This book is a little controversial for me. Children learn that they have to be nice to their peers. However, they are not taught what to do if they genuinely think negative things about a particular person. They are taught to tell the truth. The controversy arises when the truth is negative towards a person. I think this book would be great to have as recreational reading for the classroom. However, it would be a great sample to read for emotions and what are appropriate ways to handle them. The lexile reading level for this book is 760L so it should be used around the 6th grade.

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quote 2017-03-15 10:12
“When I took aim at the very place Amirah had been just seconds before and pulled the trigger, I knew the risk. I knew the cost. And I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I had to.”
United We Spy - Ally Carter

~~ Ally Carter, United We Spy

(Gallagher Girls #6)

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review 2017-03-10 15:31
Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy is a classic children's book that everyone should have the joy of reading at one point in their life. This book is about Harriet who thinks she is a spy. She comes to learn that sometimes spying on people can be hurtful and get her into trouble. She also learns that things you say and write can be hurtful even if they might be true. I can use this in my classroom to teach my students that they have to be careful what they say. I would also use this as a whole group chapter book read.

Lexile Level:760L

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text 2017-03-06 19:06
Planning to read via library ebook loan ...
Perfect Shadow - Brent Weeks
When Demons Walk (Sianim Book 4) - Patricia Briggs
Steal the Dragon - Patricia Briggs
Arrows of the Sun - Judith Tarr
Firebrand - Kristen Britain
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3) - Erika Johansen
The Trouble with Kings - Sherwood Smith
Half a King - Joe Abercrombie
Closer to the Chest - Mercedes Lackey
It's Raining Men - Jennifer Stevenson

These I put on hold from those newly added to my public library's overdrive ebook loans.


I already read the Succubus Blue's (Georgina Kincaid) series from Richelle Meade so didn't hold -- but that's been recently added as well.  Plus more Nalini Singh ebooks (my library had mostly audiobooks of hers).  First three Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance now showing in ebook rather than just audiobooks also.  Not my thing, but a lot of Battletech books showed up as well.


I did put in a librarian request adding missing covers if any are still showing on this post. 


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review 2017-02-26 18:53
Part of a series but stands alone, good read
Surrendering to My Spy (Linked Across Time Book 4) - Dawn Brower
Rosanna loved Dom since she was a child. His harsh words to protect her from his life change it to hate. As time passes, Dom realizes that he needs to give up his life as a spy and settle down. He decides to pursue the woman he pushed away as she has never been far from his thoughts. Intrigue, danger, and a daring rescue made this an interesting ride. Rosanna finally understands why Dom did what he did, and they find a way to move beyond. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.


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