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Module 10 – The Book Thief

This module was over historical fiction, which I couldn’t imagine enjoying, but I loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Summary: Liesel Meminger is a young, orphaned girl in Nazi Germany living with foster parents. The story of her life is told in a non-linear fashion from the point of view of Death.  Liesel’s brother … Continue reading

Module 9 – The Ruby in the Smoke

Summary: Sally Lockhart, a self-made teenager in the late 1800s,  is an independent woman and gunslinger who dabbles with opium and aims to be an accountant.  The book begins when she gets a strange note from her late father’s business partner. When she visits the shipping company where her father used to work, Sally realizes that she has stumbled upon a dangerous mystery. While … Continue reading

Module 8 – Gregor the Overlander

Summary: This book is about a young man, Gregor, who lives with his two younger sisters and mother in a cramped New York apartment. Their father has been missing, but Gregor and his baby sister, Boots, soon find out where he went when they slide down a laundry shoot to the Underland. An entire world of giant insects … Continue reading

Module 7 – The Penderwicks & Alvin Ho

This module is over realistic fiction. I choose one with female main characters and one with a male main character to see the differences and similarities between the two. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Summary: The Penderwicks are in need of a vacation home for the summer, … Continue reading

Module 5 – Going Bovine & The Land

This module covered the Printz, Belpre, and Correct Scott King awards. Going Bovine Summary: Cameron is a misfit with brilliant parents and a perfect sister. He takes to smoking weed in the bathroom and perfecting his C+ average in school. His life takes another bad turn when he gets diagnosed with mad cow disease. In … Continue reading