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Title
Island of Lost Girls
Author
Jennifer McMahon
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Beginning was somewhat confusing because so many characters were introduced at the same time. However, the author did a good job interweaving the mysterious disappearance of two young girls, one in 1993 one in 2006.
Recommendation
Yes
The cat who could read backwards
Title
The cat who could read backwards
Author
Lilal Jackson Braun
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Most excellent book ever!
Assigned to the art beat, reporter Jim Qwilleran, assisted by his talented cats Koko and Yum Yum, solves a series of seemingly unrelated crimes in the art communitiy."~from the Publisher  The cat who could read backwards
Recommendation
Yes
brown girl dreaming
Title
brown girl dreaming
Author
Jacqueline Woodson
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Beautiful! This is author Jackie Woodson's memoir of growing up and family, written in very accessible verse. It's written in short bits, and is just wonderful, seeing things through the eyes of a child - as she grows up in both South Carolina and New York City. Woodson's a great young adult author, and this book won the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor, so you don't just have to take my word that it's good!  brown girl dreaming
Recommendation
Yes
44 Scotland Street
Title
44 Scotland Street
Author
Alexander McCall Smith
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Interesting format as it was written as a 'serial' for a newspaper. Good job of maintaining the interest from installment to installment. Most of the characters were not that likable. Chose it due to the setting being Edinburgh. Might read another.   44 Scotland Street
Recommendation
Yes