Category: Second Chance Sunday

Second Chance Sunday – Hold Still by Nina LaCour

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I first read Nina LaCour a few months back with her second book The Discenchanments. I completely fell in love with her writing style and her character development. Knowing I had Hold Still in my possession I was hesitant to read it because it was so different from the other book. But after a gentle push from a fellow reader I finally caved. And simply put, it was magnificent! That’s really all I can use to describe this amazingly emotional book about loss, and being the one left behind. Hold Still is the story of Caitlin, a high school junior, […]

Posted December 22, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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Title:  The Westing Game [Amazon] Author: Ellen Raskin [website] Publisher: Puffin Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Source/Type:  Purchased/Paperback Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher’s Description: When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will…and what a will it is! My Thoughts: I don’t even know where to begin with this book. The first I read it was over 20 years ago. I was in the 5th grade and we had to write a book report. I have no idea what led me to this book but something did and I was […]

Posted December 15, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

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Fan-freaking-tastic! That is exactly what A Fractured Light was. From start to finish it was just amazing! Rarely am I given a book so blatantly out of comfort zone that I fall head over heels with and that is exactly what happened with this wonderful series by Jocelyn Davies. It will have you on the end of your seat, flipping pages faster then you could ever imagine all while you are smiling and your heart is breaking at the same time. You will run through every emotion while reading this and you won’t be disappointed in the least. A Fractured […]

Posted December 8, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

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This book is a perfect example of not giving up on a story too soon. I was about 75 pages in, my usual limit for when a book isn’t grabbing me, and on the verge of giving up. I had no idea what was going on and didn’t know if there was a point. I checked the page count and saw the book is close to 400 pages so I kept going, and thank goodness I did. If I had given up and not pushed through for another 50 pages or so I would have completely missed out on a […]

Posted December 1, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

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Title: The Probability of Miracles [Amazon] Author: Wendy Wunder [website] Publisher: Razorbill Genre: Contemporary Source/Type: Borrowed/Hardcover Stars: 5 out of 5 Publisher’s Description: Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine – a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it’s undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing […]

Posted November 24, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments