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The School Of Good And Evil

Chainani, Soman
Book one of a trilogy, two girls are kidnapped by The Schoolmaster to be students at his school. One girl is assigned to Good, and the other to Evil. Both girls think they are in the wrong group. A long (488 p.) book that didn't really ever catch my interest, although it has a great deal of love on Goodreads, and quite possibly will be a movie.

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1/2016

Postcards From No Man's Land

Chambers, Aidan
Jacob travels to Amsterdam to visit the grave of his grandfather who died in World War 2. A very interesting and reflective book with observations on homosexuality, love, assisted suicide, and family relationships. The last line was cracked me up.

Words I Had To Look Up:

rekening (pg. 44) -- The bill
prockled Dutch over his head (pg. 111) -- No relevant defintions. To proke (poke) a wart? I think not! Maybe they "poked" Dutch above his head while he ate.
chunder (pg. 131) -- To puke or vomit. Whst's the difference?
amotopian fantasy (pg. 199) -- Can't find a definition, but I think it means "utopian".
vrede forever (pg. 204) -- Peace.
kaneel stroop pannenkoeken (pg. 205) -- Cinnamon, syrup, pancakes. As explained in the text.
panini (pg. 247) -- Sandwiches. By the way, "panera" means bread box in Spanish.
mijn hele leven zocht ik jou om eindelijk gevonden te weten wat eenzaam is (pg. 272) -- Babelfish.com says it means my whole life I searched for you finally found what lonely
lacrioso (pg. 272) -- Sadly, tearfully.

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3/2009

Adios muchachos

Chavarria, Daniel
Alicia is a, well, a hooker, in Havana who uses a bicycle with a trick broken pedal to entice gentlemen into helping her. Pretty good story, a little too much sex details in some parts.

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6/2007

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Chbosky, Stephen
A high school freshman recounts the school year in a series of letters he addresses to someone who doesn't know him. I liked the first two-thirds very much (some weeping), the last third somewhat less. Maybe I was trying to read too much in one day. Much requested in by middle school students, and is in the collection of eight of our middle schools, but I am thinking to send this copy off to the high school.

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2/2014

In The Middle Of Somewhere

Cheaney, J. B.
Ronnie and her ADHD brother Gee go on a trip around Kansas with their estranged grandfather in his RV. Very enjoyable. Has a map!

Words I Had To Look Up:

snap-brim hat (pg. 197) -- A hat having a flexible brim, usually turned down in front and up at the back.

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6/2009

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Child, Lauren
While Clarice is quite taken with the heroine of the adventure/mystery series she is reading, she doesn't seem to notice the mysteries around her.

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8/2008

Crazy In Alabama

Childress, Mark
Funny story about a woman who murders her husband, and her nephew who witnesses racial problems in Alabama in 1965. Rated "R" for violence, langauge, sexual situations.

SMOKE QUOTE:

Lucille discovered how depressing it is to smoke a cigarette in the back of a squad car with your wrists cuffed so you have to rest elbows on thighs and bring the cigarette to your lips with both hands.--pg. 301

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6/2001

Gone For Good

Childress, Mark
70's folk rock star gets stoned while flying his plane to a gig, crashes somewhere in Central America.

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6/2001

Al Capone Does My Homework

Choldenko, Geniffer
Moose's apartment on Alcatraz catches fire while he is baby-sitting his sister Nat. They escape, but how did the fire happen? Did Natalie start it? Questions to be answered. Natalie is such an amazing girl, and Moose is an amazing brother.

Quote:

"Four, four, four," she mutters under her breath.

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11/2013

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Choldenko, Geniffer
Boy moves to Alcatraz with his guard father, mother, and autistic sister. A touching story. Two weeps.

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2/2004

No Passengers Beyond This Point

Choldenko, Geniffer
Three children fly to Colorado, but land in a very strange place. Things get weirder and weirder, until the end, when they get VERY intense. I should have foreseen the ending, but I did not! And I still don't know what is with all the birds!

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2/2012

Notes From A Liar And Her Dog

Choldenko, Geniffer
A very excellent book about a 12-year-old girl named Ant and her scraggly little dog. Two weeps.

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11/2003

Typhoon 1944

Clagett, John
Pretty good story of a new quartermaster weathering a huge storm on a destroyer during World War II. Written in 1970, the author drops the N-bomb in the subplot involving the heroic efforts by tne Negro CPO mess guy to save the ship during the big blow. A Withdrawn book.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Pelorus -- A fixed compass card on which bearings relative to a ship's heading are taken.

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4/2007

Dead Or Alive

Clancy, Tom
The Emir plans to blowup a nuclear device down in Yucca Flats. Among other things. Jack Jr. is on the job, along with the rest of the gang from previous books. Very long. Some odd typos. Lots of action!

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7/2011

Debt Of Honor

Clancy, Tom
John Clark and Jack Ryan deal with some nasty Japanese that pull another Pearl Harbor.

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6/2001

Executive Orders

Clancy, Tom
Jack Ryan is president, the Iranians try to kill the USA with Ebola virus, the Indians are irritating, and the Chinese are inscrutible. Follows Debt of Honor, precedes Rainbow Six.

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6/2001

Locked On

Clancy, Tom
With co-author Mark Greaney. Terrorists steal a couple of nukes from Pakistan. Jack Jr. dates a woman who inexplicably turns out to be spying him. Some annoying right-wing views. Everyone who is liberal is bad, everyone conservative is good. Tedious. But not as bad as that John Ringo book. But, I keep reading 'em!

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6/2012

Mirror Image

Clancy, Tom
Op-Center series. A Russian Op-Center is manipulated to help overthrow the democratic Russian government.

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5/2000

Net Force

Clancy, Tom
In the year 2010 the head of Net Force is assasinated as part of a plot to extort big bucks from owners of sabotaged computer systems.

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5/2000

Politika

Clancy, Tom
In 1999 politcal intrigue in Russia leads to a terrorist bombing in Times Square on New Year's Eve.

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5/2000
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- 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] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Louv] [Lovelace- Lutz] [Lynch- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Matas] [Matthews- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meluch- Montgomery] [Moody- Morrison] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Napoli- Northcutt] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Faolain] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Perez-Reverte] [Perkins- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Prineas- Pullman] [Pullman- Reedy] [Reeve- Richardson] [Richter- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rubens- Saberhage] [Saberhagen- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scithers] [Scott- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sherlock] [Shields- Sleator] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stewart] [Stewart- Stroud] [Stroud- Taylor] [Taylor- Turner] [Turner- Vachss] [Vachss- Vanderpool] [Varley- Watkins] [Watson- Westlake] [Westlake- Wibberly] [Wiles- Wolff] [Wollheim- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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