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Operation YES

Holmes, Sara Lewis
Bo's dad is commander of an Air Force Base. His new sixth-grade teacher teaches the class improv. His cousin Gari comes to live with them when her mother is sent to the middle east. Good story. How come whenever there is a kid who dad is in the military, dad is the commander of the base?

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Oh, Winn-Dixie, thought Miss Candy. We're in for it now. (pg. 147)

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12/2009

Holt Anthology Of Science Fiction

Holt, Holt
Stories by authors such as Simak, Yolen, Le Guin, and even Robert Louis Stevenson.

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9/2012

When Zachary Beaver Came To Town

Holt, Kimberly Willis
Toby and Cal visit "The Fattest Boy In The World" when he is stuck in their small Texas town.

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3/2011

Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice

Hoose, Phillip
Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, a teen in Montgomery, Alabama, who wouldn't give up her bus seat to a white person.

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3/2012

Courage & Defiance

Hopkinson, Deborah
Non-fiction about the resistance in Denmark during WWII against the German occupation.

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10/2015

Magpie Murders

Horowitz, Anthony
A book within a book, or outside it, or something. Two books, with various murders, or not murders, intertwined. Very good, I though.

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7/2019

Stormbreaker

Horowitz, Anthony
First in the Alex Rider series, teen Alex is recruited to save the world, or at least the U.K., from free poison computers. Quite a lot of graphic violence, I thought, for a teen book. Get off my lawn, you kids!

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10/2007

The Falcon's Malteser

Horowitz, Anthony
A thirteen-year-old lad and his somewhat dim older brother run a rather unsuccessful detective agency. Somewhat bloody for middle school, I thought. But then, thousands are killed in The Lord Of The Rings.

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1/2009

Science fiction, best of the year 2006

Horton, Rich
Rich Horton edited this collection of sixteen stories. There is a story by Joe Haldeman, but my favorite was The Fate Of Mice by Susan Palwick.

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4/2007

Everthing On A Waffle

Horvath, Polly
Primrose lives in a small fishing village in Canada. Her parents are lost in a storm, but she never gives up believing they are still alive. Several interesting recipes. Cherry Pie Pork chops sounds the best!

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6/2008

The Kite Runner

Hosseini., Khaled
A series of staggeringly brutal events recounted by a man from Afghanistan. I can't say I would care to see the movie, but I do feel like going kite flying.

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11/2007

Adventures of Blue Avenger

Howe, Norma
David (Blue Avenger!) grapples with questions of life and love. Really good. The "s" word comes up in a hilarious classroom discussion of vocabulary.

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3/2008

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1/2016

Blue Avenger and the Theory of Everything

Howe, Norma
Blue has to decide whether to fund PBS in broadcasting Fawlty Towers to a new generation of viewers, or help his girlfriend pay the rent. He makes the right choice!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Running-head (pg. 84) -- Text that appears in the top margin.
Contumacious (pg. 100) -- Willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient.

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On several occasions car doors had opened unexpectedly while he was riding past, but this was the first time the door was attached to a Mercedes 500 SLC. I must be coming up in the world, he thought wryly, and it's about time.

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3/2008

Blue Avenger Cracks the Code

Howe, Norma
Blue goes to Venice, so does Oxford, and Omaha went to Rome.

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Blue was about to explain that a kilo was equal to a little orver two pounds, but since no one asked him, he just let it go. (pg. 225)

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4/2008

Drive Like Hell

Hudgens, Dallas
15 year old Luke lives in Georgia in the 1970's and likes to drive fast and smoke weed. Pretty good, funny

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7/2005

Dear Mr. President

Hudson, Gabe
A collection of stories mostly having the first Iraq War as a theme. Thought it was going to be humorous, wasn't. A couple of stories were interesting, but not really my cuppa.

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5/2003

A Confederation of valor

Huff, Tanya
This volume contains the novels Valors Choice and The Better Part Of Valor. I enjoyed both novels. Gritty military-in-the-future stories. I TOTALLY did not get the final sentence of Better Part Of Valor. Last sentence in ROT-13: Ab bar abgvprq gur gjryir ynetr terl pnavfgref fgnpxrq nybat bar ohyxurnq. I feel a dolt, someone please explain it to me.

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...and a diTaykan, who looked remarkably depressed for a species who invented flavored massage oil before the wheel...

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4/2007

Heart Of Valor

Huff, Tanya
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr ends up on the Marine training world as things go FUBAR.

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One thing Torin had always liked about gravity, it worked fast.

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10/2007

The Enchantment Emporium

Huff, Tanya
Witch takes over the junk store for her missing/possibly dead aunt in Calgary. Dragons, a sorcerer, and even a leprechaun don't begin to convey all the weirdness that goes on. Not to mention her romantic problems.

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Things are happening in Calgary.

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1/2012

Valor's Trial

Huff, Tanya
The Gunnery Sergeant ends ends up in some sort of prison-place, with no memory of how she got there, and just who is she a prisoner of? Lots of action! A shame I can't remember the previous three books in the series that I read in 2007!

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7/2016
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balliett] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Barrows] [Barry - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie, editor] [Beck - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Bosch] [Bosch - Brillant] [Brin - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Coakley] [Coben - Cohen] [Cole - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crime] [Crombie - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - DiCamillo] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doohan - Drake] [Drake - Elkins] [Elkins - Emerson] [Ephron - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferber] [Ferris - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flynn - Fournier] [Fowler - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Funke] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gladwell] [Gladwell - Gould] [Grady - Grant] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harper] [Harris - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herzog] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hilton - Holman] [Holmes - Huff] [Hughes - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Joyce] [Kabak - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Landry] [Lange - Lawrence] [Lawson - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lovelace] [Low - Lynch] [Lynch - Maguire] [Malzberg - Martin] [Martin - Massey] [Matas - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Monninger] [Montgomery - Moore] [Moriarty - Murphy] [Myers - Nimmo] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Brien] [O'Brien - Paolini] [Paolini - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Peck - Pfeffer] [Phelan - Powell] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Queenan] [Rankin - Rehder] [Resnick - Riordan] [Roach - Rose] [Rose - Russell] [Russell - Savage] [Savin - Schatzing] [Schmatz - Scott] [Scottoline - Selznick] [Sepetys - Shusterman] [Shusterman - Smith] [Smith - Specht] [Spector - Stark] [Stasheff - Stern] [Stewart - Stroud] [Stroud - Tappyly] [Taylor - Tracy] [Trevino - Urban] [Urrea - Vance] [Vande Velde - Wambaugh] [Wambaugh - Westerfeld] [Westerfeld - Westlake] [Westlake - Wise] [Wister - Wroblewski] [Yancy - Zusak] 

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