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Reviews
The unexpected consequences of love
Title
The unexpected consequences of love
Author
Jill mansell
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Two women work together to obtain a large company contract which involves romance novels. They both go to a conference and their boss shows up to try and take their account.  The unexpected consequences of love
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
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making
Title
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making
Author
Catherynne M. Valente
Genre
Fantasy
Rating
Review
This book, to me, was trying too hard, blending elements of a classical fairytale, E.Nesbit, and Oz with too many modern touches. Almost like a politically correct fantasy, in some ways, or at least it seemed that way to me. But since it's the only book of its kind to be published recently (meaning a book with a more classical fairy tale tinge), I suppose that's why it's been recommended. My advice would be just to read something by E. Nesbit, George MacDonald, or just an Oz book if you're looking for an old-type fantasy- they do it better.  The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making
Recommendation
No
My sisters grave
Title
My sisters grave
Author
Robert dugoni
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Sister disappears ,older sister becomes a cop and searches for her killer. She thinks the wrong man is in prison because things were tampered with at the original trial.  My sisters grave
Recommendation
Yes