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The Boy Book

Lockhart, E.
Ruby Oliver is a Junior at Tate Prep in Seattle. Pretty good, could have done without the "F" word a couple of times, and the "dick" episode.

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10/2012

The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks

Lockhart, E.
Frankie attends Alabaster Preparatory Academy. She meets a hunky guy, Matthew, who seems to be involved in a secret society, the Loyal Order Of Basset Hounds. You gotta love a girl who appreciates Wodehouse! I rate this five stars.

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4/2011

The Sea Wolf

London, Jack
Very readable story for a very old book. Guy falls in water when ferry sinks, gets picked up by a seal-hunting ship, forced to join the crew under the tyrannical captain. By the end of the book he is quite the seaman.

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3/2017

The Wall

Long, Jeff
SPOILER:Crazed chick wall-rat possessed by the spirit of a woman with Altzheimer's disease who was left to die in the Arabian desert (I think it was the Empty Quarter) cuts the rope of the woman's husband while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite. He dies.

The climbing technical stuff was interesting, the story, though, just kinda built into something weird.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Ayurvedic (pg. 87) medicine is the most ancient of the six recognized Indian Systems of Medicine to the Indian subcontinent. From the Wikipedia article.

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9/2008

Rules

Lord, Cynthia
"No toys in the fish tank" is one of the rules Catherine makes for her autistic brother to follow to get along in life.

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10/2008

Fearless

Lott, Tim
Little Fearless is in some kind of juvenile hall/prison after she is taken away from her mother. A kind of 1984 sort of story. Good story, but the resolution kind of happens REALLY quickly!

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10/2009

Fly-fishing For Sharks

Louv, Richard
San Diego Onion Tribunal columnist writes about his love, fly fishing. Meet all sorts of interesting people around the U.S. I personally think fishing is more boring than watching grass grow, but I enjoyed this book very much. .

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8/2000

Betsy And Joe

Lovelace, Maud Hart
Betsy graduates from high school. A very nice story.

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5/2005

Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

Low, Dene
In 1903 England, Petronella's uncle starts eating bugs, and she becomes embroiled in the kidnapping of Dame Carruthers and Generalissimo Reyes-Cardoza of Panama.

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1/2010

Anastasia Again!

Lowry, Lois
Anastasia Krupnik moves from her cherished Cambridge to the 'burbs.

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8/2008

Anastasia At This Address

Lowry, Lois
She corresponds with a "Singles" advertiser, goes to a wedding and buys a sloop. Brings tear of laughter to my eyes!

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10/2000

Anastasia Has The Answers

Lowry, Lois
Her aunt in California passes away, and she has trouble climbing the rope in gym class. Charming story.

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8/2000

Anastasia's Chosen Career

Lowry, Lois
She goes to modeling class and investigates becoming a book store owner. Wonderful stories.

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8/2000

Gathering Blue

Lowry, Lois
Crippled Kira is lucky she has a valuable skill, else she would have been tossed on the trash heap, as it were, when her mother dies. Good story of a cruel world.

Words I Had To Look Up:


Cott (pg.2) -- Short for cottage, a dwelling.

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5/2008

Messenger

Lowry, Lois
Village is changing, Forest is turning bad, Matty goes to fetch Kira. Moving, but seems incomplete.

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5/2008

The Giver

Lowry, Lois
Jonas is nearly Twelve, and he is going to find out assigned vocation. I like how the story builds, but I was disappointed by the ending.

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5/2008

The Silent Boy

Lowry, Lois
An old woman tell about the events of a year when she was a young girl and the tragedy that ensued. Very good story. I like it when a charactor is a reader and the books she likes are mentioned, I become interested in reading those books too.

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6/2003

The Willoughbys

Lowry, Lois
A parody of all those too-sweet orphan books. A splendidly useful glossary of words such as odious, obsequious, glutinous, and lugubrious is included, along with summaries of novels about "pitious but appealing orphans."

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"They are dolts indeed," Nanny said. She stared at the postcard and murmured, "I myself am Presbyterian."

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5/2008

Lengend

Lu, Marie
Book one in the Legend series. As I got nearer and nearer to the end I realized, yes, this was gonna be a series. Well, I liked it anyway.

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6/2014

The battle of the red hot pepper weenies

Lubar, David
Yes, and other warped and creepy tales! Very nice, my favorite, of course, is Book Banning.

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11/2009
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- 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- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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