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CHERUB Mission 1 : The Recruit

Muchamore, Robert
Fairly fast moving story of a boy who is orphaned and invited to join a secret British organization of kid spies. I found most of the characters were jerks. I thought the "s" word was used too many times (four or five) for a book aimed at twelve-year-olds (and up). I would say I have issues with morality issues with many of the actions of the characters, and even the protagonist questions the actions vs. results of the organization. First book in a series.

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3/2011

Gideon The Ninth

Muir, Tamsyn
A rather strange book. It's got spaceship, but there's magic. Magic from BONES! And there are magic SKELETONS! It's all a bit much, I shall have to see what the next book brings.

Quote:

Gideon reflexively checked her pulse in case she was still dead. -- pg. 232

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7/2020

Harrow The Ninth

Muir, Tamsyn
I am going to cop out and say this book, the second in the series, is too complicated to sum up, at least by me.

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12/2020

Fablehaven

Mull, Brandon
In book one of the series, Kendra and Seth learn their grandfather is caretaker of a refuge for magical beings, most of whom are not very nice.

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1/2011

Riding Rockets

Mullane, Michael
A space shuttle astronaut tells of his life with NASA. I laughed, I cried. One of the most enjoyable books I've ever read.

Although it IS listed in the table of contents, I didn't discover the glossary until I finished the book. I had complained bitterly during the reading...

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9/2011

Locked In

Muller, Marica
Sharon McCone is in the hospital, paralyzed from being shot, and her associates try to find out who did it.

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12/2011

Trash

Mulligan, Andy
Raphael and his family, and many others, live at a giant dump near a big city in a unnamed country, where they sort the garbage. He finds something valuable, something the corrupt police are willing to bribe, beat, and maybe even kill to retrieve for a corrupt politician. Good story.

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3/2011

Code Girls

Mundy, Liza
Story of the women who broke the enemy codes during World War II. Really good, lots o anecdotes!

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9/2020

An American Plague

Murphy, Jim
A non-fiction book about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia. Good stuff!

Words I Had To Look Up:

petechiae (pg. 15) -- Little red spots on the skin.

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6/2009

Handbook For Boys

Myers, Walter Dean
A teen in trouble gets couseling at the neighborhood barber shop. Not a bad

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11/2002

Sunrise Over Fallujah

Myers, Walter Dean
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq as a member of the Civil Affairs Battalion "to help secure and stabilize the country".

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3/2012

Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology Celebrating 25 Years

Mysterious Press, Editors of
Eighteen or so stories by authors I've heard of. Some pretty good stories.

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12/2004

Blackout

Nance, John J.
FBI agent Kat Bronsky tries to figure out who is making airliners crash. Humerous in parts, gross in others. .

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8/2000

Turbulance

Nance, John J.
Page turner about a passenger riot on an ill-run 747 going to South Africa. Pretty good tale.

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12/2002

Breath

Napoli, Donna Jo
A retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamlen. Salz is a young boy with a chronic coughing disease. The town's animal are losing limbs, and so are the people. And then they die. The plague of rats is blamed, and the piper is called. A very dark story. The author's postscript reveals the true cause of the disease, and also what Salz is afflicted with.

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9/2010

On Guard

Napoli, Donna Jo
Fourth-grade Mikey decides to take fencing lessons.

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1/2012

It's Like This, Cat

Neville, Emily Cheney
David lives in New York City with his asthmatic mother and sometimes overbearing lawyer father. He gets Cat from the cat-lady neighbor, meets a girl, a burglar (of sorts, not really), and has fights with his friend. Interesting look at the neighborhoods of New York. A gentle book. Newbery Medal winner in 1963.

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3/2011

The Eight

Neville, Katherine
Adventure involving chess, historical figures, and ancient mysteries. Sort of DaVinci Code-like.

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6/2006

The Lost Art Of Walking

Nicholson, Geoff
The author's observations on walking, and walkers, through history, plus a bit on his own perambulations.

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4/2010

Firesong

Nicholson, William
Book three of the Wind On Fire trilogy. In not a few places during this trilogy I have wept a bit as I read. I guess that means it pretty good.

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5/2014
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - 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 - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Feder] [Fenner - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Frey] [Friedman - Garcia] [Gardner - Giff] [Gillin - Gores] [Gormley - Granger] [Grann - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hannigan] [Harland - Hebden] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Hershon - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holm - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidd] [Kidder - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Lampman - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lott] [Louv - Lutz] [Lutz - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Mass - McCaffrey] [McCaffrey - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meloy] [Meluch - Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt, Jr. - Moon] [Moon - Mowat] [Muchamore - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oates] [Oliver - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Peacock] [Pears - Perry] [Perry - Pohl] [Pohl - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Richter] [Riggs - Robinson] [Robinson - Rowling] [Rubens - Saberhage] [Saberhagen - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scieszka] [Scithers - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Sheinkin] [Sheinkin - Simak] [Singer - Sneider] [Snelling - Standiford] [Stanhope - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Sweeney] [Tapply - Thompson] [Thorp - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Villasenor] [Voltaire - Weeks] [Weir - Westerman] [Westlake - Westlake] [Westlake - Wodehouse] [Wodehouse - Yep] [Yep - Zusak] 

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