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Soto, Gary
Twelve short stories. Nicely written, but they are the kind of story with no conclusion. My favorite was "Raider Nation". Glossary at end, which I discovered AFTER I finished the book. Thanks, publisher!

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12/2012

Living Up The Street

Soto, Gary
Another weeded copy because no one has checked it out it quite a few years, we got more copies, man, and the paper is turning brown. Time to go away, oh paperback. I enjoyed reading the stories. This is my third Gary Soto read.

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2/2014

Summer On Wheels

Soto, Gary
Mando and Hector decide to ride bicycles from East L.A. to Santa Monica. Seven page glossary at the end.

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Hector explained that they could bike five or ten miles each day, sleep over at a relative's house, look around like tourists, and bike some more when their welcome wore out. In five or six days they would be in Santa Monica on a beach crashing with a roll of white-tipped waves. -- (pg. 5) And I thought I was slow! : )

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5/2009

The Choice

Sparks, Nicholas
With some foreboding, we are told how the romance between Travis and Gabby develops from anger over a pregnant dog to a motorcycle ride. Not a lot further along we jump to the present, where SOMETHING AWFUL has happened. When we FINALLY find out what that is, not a lot further along SOMETHING WONDERFUL happens!

Not terribly complicated plots, if I can figure out what is coming, but I guess that isn't the charm of these romantic love stories.

Words I Had To Look Up:

1983 Honda Shadow (pg. 129) -- He RESTORED this? A faux Harley? Any bike is a good bike, I guess, but I thought it was a rather boring choice. I guess the author needed something with a low enough seat for a chick to learn to ride. a new Leapster (pg. 220) -- A hand-held educational game console.

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9/2010

Tisha

Specht, Robert
The author's novelization of a young woman coming to Chicken, Alaska, to teach in 1927, as told to the author by Anne Hobbs Purdy.

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9/2013

Salt Water Guns

Spector, Robert M.
Christopher, a teen who is rather a jerk, is sent off to be a cabin boy during the revolutionary war. Lots of action.

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12/2012

Endless Blue

Spencer, Wen
Expedition to find where spaceships are disappearing to when they hyper-space jump finds a Sargasso of space.

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7/2012

Maus: A survivor's tale

Spiegelman, Art
An artist talks to his father about the holocaust and makes a book about his father's experiences. Very good!

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8/2019

Maus: A survivor's tale, II

Spiegelman, Art
Continues the story of Art's father's experiences in the holocaust.

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8/2019

Love, Stargirl

Spinelli, Jerry
Stargirl moves to PA, but she meets a several interesting people, falls a little in love with a bad-boy named Perry, and builds a mini-Stonehenge. Let's have some donuts!

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12/2010

Stargirl

Spinelli, Jerry
Touching and humorous tale of a new girl at high school who is quite a free spirit, alternately enchanting and alienating the other students. Very excellent.

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11/2010

The Library Card

Spinelli, Jerry
Four stories involving a blue library. Very good.

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1/2001

There's A Girl In My Hammerlock

Spinelli, Jerry
Good story about a girl who joins her junior high wrestling team.

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1/2001

Wringer

Spinelli, Jerry
A ten year old boy doesn't want to be wringer, a boy who kills wounded pigeons at the town's annual pigeon killing festival.

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1/2001

Digital Knight

Spoor, Ryk
Jason Wood runs a freelance information business. On an assignment for the police he discovers that a drug kingpin may be a vampire. That's just the beginning!! Good book!

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11/2022

Grand Central Arena

Spoor, Ryk
A group of scientists, and engineer, and a space ship racer take a new intergalactic ship on its maiden voyage, and end up...where? Well, the Grand Central Arena, where they have to deal with hundreds or thousands of other alien races to win a place in society, and a chance to return to Earth. More or less. Good story, I thought.

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11/2022

Rowanhood

Springer, Nancy
When Rosemary's mother is killed she flees to the father she has never seen, Robin Hood, who lives in Sherwood Forest.

Words I Had To Look Up:

gimmal ring (pg. 8) -- A finger ring consisting of a pair or series of interlocked rings.

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4/2009

Water To The Angels

Standiford, Les
Very good book about William Mulholland and the building of the Los Angeles aqueduct.

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2/2019

Digging Up Mother: A Love Story

Stanhope, Doug
Comedian Stanhope recounts growing up with an alcoholic mother. She was much more than that, though, and it's a great, if profanity-lace, story. I enjoyed it very much. I don't think I'd care to see his act, though.

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10/2020

Ask The Parrot

Stark, Richard
Parker is on the lam in a small town, helps out a guy with a racetrack robbery.

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6/2008
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