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The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano

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Book Review by Ms. Kristina The summary of this book from the FPL’s catalog: Twelve-year-old Alexander Baddenfield, the last in a long line of evil men who die young, has his cat’s extra eight lives transplanted into his own body, while his caretaker, Winterbottom, strives to keep him safe. I thoroughly enjoyed the tone and snarkiness of this middle grade novel. It was a cross between Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning and Maude: The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton.… Read More

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

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Harry Potter Meets The Hunger Games… Yes, this is the tagline for the new series for older readers The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann. In the first book, we quickly find out that in Quill, you get placed into one of three categories when you turn 13. The Wanteds are the strong and intelligent who get to go to University, the Necessaries become the manual laborers, and the Unwanteds are the creative and artistic ones get eliminated… Read More