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Bridge To Terabithia

Paterson, Katherine
A charming story of a fifth-grade boy growing up, experiences with life and death. Two weeps. I thought I had read this already, but I think it was Jacob Have I Loved I read back when it was a television movie.

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10/2007

The Same Stuff As Stars

Paterson, Katherine
April fills as parent to her little brother Bernie in place of their negligent mother Verna and jailed father. When Verna drops the children off at their estranged great-grandmother's farm April meets a mysterious man with a telescope who tells her about the stars. I enjoyed this book very much.

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12/2012

The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper

Patrick, Phaedra
A charming story about a British man who is coming up on the first anniversary of his wife passing away. I really liked it a whole bunch.

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6/2018

The Higher Power Of Lucky

Patron, Susan
Lucky lives in a very small town (pop. 43) in the high desert of California. When her mother died her father's first wife was appointed Guardian. Lucky has never met her father (as far as she knows). She runs away during a desert sandstorm, but all turns out well. A very good little book. I teared up a bit at the end.

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4/2010

Alex Cross, Run

Patterson, James
I characterized this book as being one where the author's name on the cover was much larger than the title, but I'm wrong. I CAN say I felt creepy and slimy reading it. And I must admit I read it in one sitting.

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4/2015

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Patterson, James
Took me about two-hundred pages to get into it. Lots of action. One might say... too much action! Short chapters move things right along. Since NOTHING is resolved in this four-hundred and forty page story, I guess I shall have to read the next book in the series!

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11/2010

Middle School The Worst Years Of My Life

Patterson, James
Rafe, with the help of his friend Leo, decides to break every rule in the handbook. I wasn't too excited with this book until near the end when things are revealed that change everything.

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2/2012

Private

Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. Jack investigates the serial killing of a number of schoolgirls. Also, his friend's wife is shot to death. And, he keeps getting mysterious phone calls saying "You're dead". Oh, and he looks into professional football game cheating. Moves right along, but I lost track of who various characters were at points.

There are 124 chapters in 385 pages. Works for my short attention span!

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7/2012

Private Games

Patterson, James
With Mark Sullivan. A topical thriller about a psycho eking his, as it turns out, revenge on the London Olympic Games. I figured out the bad guy before the big reveal, much to my surprise. I also figured out that Patterson wrote the Alex Cross series that I read so many years ago it is not even in this list!

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8/2012

The 6th Target

Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. A shooting on a ferry and kidnapping of little girls gives the Women's Murder Club something to do.

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12/2011

The 8th Confession

Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. A schoolbus/meth lab blows up, several well-to-do folks die for no discernible reason, and a homeless man is shot to death, THEN beat severely.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Foreign Cinema's marquis (pg. 35) -- I think it should be either "marquee" or "marquise".
antivenin antivenom (pg. 247) -- Text says first spelling is preferred, wikipedia says the second spelling is preferred in English.

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pink lace demibra...flimsy fabric of her panties (pg. 189)-- OK, pink bra, but what color are her panties? More information needed. Dropping a brand name is always good. Product placement! Which author writes the sex scenes, I wonder?

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1/2012

The Big Bad Wolf

Patterson, James
New FBI agent Alex Cross is involved in a search for a violent Russian Mafia guy.

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2/2005

East

Pattou, Edith
Rather long (400 pages) charming fairy tale about a girl name Rose leave her family to stay with a polar bear. Sort of a Beauty And The Beast sort of story. Nicely done, but would have appreciated a map. Plus, maybe it's just me, but STOP putting the glossary at the back of fiction book unless you've a table contents to remind us it is there!!!

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10/2007

Caught By The Sea

Paulsen, Gary
A small book recounting the author's adventures in his first boat. Very good, and very funny the first time he sets sail.

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12/2002

Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass

Paulsen, Gary
Four seasons of vintage farm life in a "lyrical" style. Reminded me rather of a Lake Wobegon tale, without the humor.

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5/2011

Guts

Paulsen, Gary
By page six I was hooked. Fascinating stories of the events in the author's life that he used for background in Hatchet and the Brian books.

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9/2015

Lawn Boy

Paulsen, Gary
A twelve-year-old boy get an old riding lawn mower from his grandmother and embarks on a financial odyssey. Hysterically funny!

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2/2008

Lawn Boy Returns

Paulsen, Gary
Very short, not quite as fascinating as the first book. Did I say short?

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11/2010

Mr. Tucket

Paulsen, Gary
Teen boy on the Oregon Trail is kidnapped by Indians.

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8/1998

Mudshark

Paulsen, Gary
The Mudshark is the coolest guy on campus, and hangs out in the library answering people's questions and solving problems, like figuring out where Willamena left her brain. And where all the erasers disappeared to.

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She was brilliant and joyous and she believed--probably correctly--that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any parallel univese now or ever to be known. (pg. 18)

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12/2009
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- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davidson] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duncan] [Duncan- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Fforde] [Fforde- Flanagan] [Flanders- Forrest] [Forrest- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Frank] [Franklin- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gayle- Goldman] [Goldstone- Granger] [Granger- Gray] [Greeley- Grimes] [Grimes- Grogan] [Gruwell- Haldeman] [Hale- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hassman] [Haugaard- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Higgins- Hobb] [Hobb- Horvath] [Hosseini.- Irving] [Iversen- Johnson] [Johnston- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kelly- King] [King- Knight] [Knight- L'Amour] [L'Engle- Laurimore] [Lawrence- Lefcourt] [LeGuin- Levine] [Levine- Lockhart] [London- Lutz] [Lutz- Macy] [Magnuson- Marshall] [Martin- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Medwed] [Meier- Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt Jr.- Moriarty] [Moriarty- Myers] [Myers- Niven] [Niven- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Connell- Paolini] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parks] [Paterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Pelletier] [Pelletier- Philbrick] [Philbrick- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Raskin] [Raskin- Resnick] [Reynolds- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Russo] [Russo- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Schonborg] [Schumacher- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shapero] [Sharenow- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Sneider] [Snelling- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Toole] [Townsend- Twain] [Updale- Van Name] [van Vogt- Walsh] [Walter- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yates] [Yelchin- Zusak] 

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