A Bad Beginning

A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket The three Baudelaire children are orphaned and sent to live with supposed relative, Count Olaf. But find their living situation is miserable and their guardian is only after their inheritance. Although cleverly written, the story is truly unfortunate. The adults portrayed in the books are either imbeciles, villains, or …

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A Wrinkle in Time*

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Father is missing and Meg's mother is lost in her lab work. Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, have been making the best of the situation despite the teasing at school. Rather than believing her father chose to leave them, Meg's convinced something happened to him. When Mrs. Whatsit …

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The Sword

The Sword by Bryan Litfin. The Sword, The Gift and The Kingdom, make up Bryan Litfin's Chiveis Trilogy.  Litfin's series takes place in the future. Survivors of nuclear war and a deadly virus, live primitively with a myriad of religious deities. Automobiles and modern methods of war have been replaced by horses and swords. Christianity and …

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