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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

Service: A Navy SEAL At War

Luttrell, Marcus
Lots of action in Iraq, mostly.

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12/2014

Curse Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Second book in the series. Lots of footnotes! Izzy investigates a suspiciously-acting new neighbor, among other things.

Words I Had To Look Up:

I defenestrated myself (pg. 250) -- The act of throwing someone or something out of a window. Still.
My sister's hyperbolic response...(pg. 332) -- Seems not the curve, but using hyperbole, that is, overstatement.

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7/2011

Revenge Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Book three finds Isabel in court-ordered therapy, someone is blackmailing her, her parked car keeps moving around, and Rai is accused of cheating on the PSAT.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Erased de Kooning Drawing (pg. 284) -- Those wacky artist types!

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7/2011

The Last Word

Lutz, Lisa
Spellman Document #6. I laughed and I cried, then laughed some more. This one was better than #5. But it might be the last! Be sure to read them in order.

On page 263 I might have caught an spellcheck error. The character says "Once I coded a logarithm that made your computer run at the pace of the J train." I think that should have been "...coded an algorithm that made..."

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8/2014

The Spellman Files

Lutz, Lisa
A dysfunctional family of private investigators goes about its business in San Francisco.

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7/2011

The Spellmans Strike Again

Lutz, Lisa
Book four, the third one was checked out already. Better to read them in order, I think. There's romance and sadness, and disappearing doorknobs.

Words I Had To Look Up:

spelt pretzels (pg. 170) -- Spelt is a healthful kind of wheat. Isabel doesn't care for healthful food.

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7/2011

Trail Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Isabel has all SORTS of family problems, and they with her. I enjoyed reading it very much. Oh, this is Document #5, as Isabel puts it. OH, and I like Morgan Freeman, too. And, bannana!

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8/2014

Vietnam: Book I: I Pledge Allegiance

Lynch, Chris
Four school chums join different branches of the military during the Viet Nam war.

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3/2012
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