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Among The Brave

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Trey joins the Population Police, rescues some of the hidden.

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12/2004

Among the free

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Luke contributes to the end of the Population Police.

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9/2006

Among The Hidden

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
An illegal "third" child hides from the Population Police.

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11/2004

Among The Imposters

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Luke is placed in a school where he has to try fit in.

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11/2004

Caught

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Book five in The Missing series. By far the most interesting of the series (so far) as I had NO idea about this Einstein stuff.

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10/2014

Found

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Book 1 of the The Missing series. An adopted teen gets a disturbing letter. And then another. And then there was that mysterious airliner with all the babies thirteen years before. Pretty good, feels like I've read it before, though.

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9/2014

Just Ella

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
The rest of the Cinderella story.

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3/2004

Running out of time

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Josie lives in a small town in Indiana in 1840. At least she THOUGHT so. Interesting premise, not super exciting but a quick read.

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3/2007

Sabotaged

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Book 3 in The Missing series. Jonah and Katherine head off to sixteenth century Virginia. We're talking Virginia Dare time here.

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10/2014

Sent

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
The Missing, Book 2. Jonah and Katherine time-travel to the 1400s.

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9/2014

Torn

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Book 4 of The Missing series. Jonah and Katharine end up on Henry Hudson's ship Discovery on his last voyage. The one with the mutiny. Yikes!

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10/2014

Turnabout

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Old lady gets treatment that reverses ageing process. Interesting.

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2/2004

Camouflage

Haldeman, Joe
A pretty darn good story of an alien being exploring Earth of a period of a million years or so. The romantic part came upon me a little too suddenly, but I can live with it. The end made me tear up a little.

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"Bicycling causes rain," Jack said. "Scientific fact." (pg. 105)

Words I Had To Look Up:

Collegial (pg. 81) -- Characterized by camaraderie among colleagues.

Ephemeris (pg. 147) -- A table of values that give the positions of astronomical objects in the sky.

Fale (pg. 161) -- Traditional Samoan thatched roof house.

Inchoate (pg. 268) -- Not yet completed or fully developed.

Shannon entropy (pg. 276) -- Some complicated thing having to do with information theory. Look it up yourself!

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7/2008

Forever Peace

Haldeman, Joe
A lot of killin' & cussing, but it's all in good cause, peace!

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9/1998

Marsbound

Haldeman, Joe
Seventeen-year-old Carmen heads to Mars with her family. Meets aliens, saves the earth, more or less. Sex scenes seemed odd.

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12/2009

The Accidental Time Machine

Haldeman, Joe
Matt accidentally assembles a time machine. Very Heinlein-ish, without all the social philosophy. I enjoyed it very much.

Words I Had To Look Up:

no Baedecker for the future (pg. 82) -- Possibly mispeled in the book, Baedeker is a publisher of travel guidebook.

with obvious lacunae. (pg. 123) -- An empty space or a missing part; a gap or deficiency.

"Prenolphthalein. Big deal." (pg. 167) -- A white or yellowish-white crystalline compound used in analysis as an indicator because its solution is brilliant red in alkalies and is decolorized by acids and in medicine as a laxative.

"That's e to the x. Plus C." (pg. 270) -- I don't know what it means. Something to do with calculus.

Here is a joke I don't get, too:

Two mathematicians walk into a risque restaurant. Long-time friends, they discuss the lamentable lack of math knowledge in the general population while ogling the ambience.

Presently, one mathematician excuses himself to visit the men's room. The other calls over a waitress. Snapping gum, the waitress asks "Want another drink?"

"No," the mathematician answers, "My friend and I have a bet going. I'll give you $20 if you play along."

"Sure," the waitress says.

"Ok. When he comes back, I'll ask you a question. It doesn't matter what it is. I want you to answer me saying 'x squared over 2."

"Eggs qwared...over to?" the waitress asked.

"Yes. Just say that," the mathematician said.

"Ok."

The second mathematician returned from the men's room and they again began to discuss math. The first one said "You know, maybe it's not as bad as all that. I'll bet you $100 that if I ask the waitress a calculus question she'll know the right answer."

The second mathematician said "You're on!"

They call over the waitress, and the first asks her "Honey, what's the integral of X?"

She pauses for a second, and then says "X squared over two."

Walking back to the kitchen she continues "....Plus C."

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7/2008

Enna Burning

Hale, Shannon
Enna, a girl of the Forest, finds her brother has learned how to draw in heat and send it out again, with devastating results.

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7/2011

Princess Academy

Hale, Shannon
All the eligible girl's of Miri's village must attend the Princess Academy so that the prince can choose a bride. A number of startling revelations change the entire viewpoint of the protagonist.

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10/2008

The Actor And The Housewife

Hale, Shannon
A Mormon mother-of-four from Utah sells a movie script in LA and becomes best friends with a famous actor. Explores what friendship and marriage relationships are, with lots of witty dialogue. Some of the things that happened were like a punch in the gut to me, so it is not all fun.

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(I need to keep it just as it is, just in case it was all a mistake, just in case Mike's alive and coming home any day.) -- page 278

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8/2014

A clue for the puzzle-lady

Hall, Parnell
The first of the series. Light enjoyable read, with a crossword puzzle to solve.

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9/2004
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