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Bj neary's Blog – March 2010 Archive (3)

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

What a great debut novel by Jennifer Brown! Imagine you are madly in love with a brooding bad boy and you list the names of everyone you hate in a notebook. Valerie Leftman is this girl, a junior at Garvin High, who has loved Nick Levil for the last few years. They are outcasts and bullied by the popular teens in their school. Only problem is, Nick takes the hate list and begins shooting on May 2 of their junior year after one bully, Christy, breaks Val’s MP3 player. Val desperately tries to… Continue

Added by bj neary on March 30, 2010 at 5:03am — No Comments

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

Samara Taylor is the fifteen year old daughter of a pastor workaholic and a mother who has been drinking so much, that she has landed herself into New Beginnings Recovery Center; her father wants to “officially tell” the congregation when he feels it is right, which is never. Sam is at a point in her life that she is questioning everything; the air conditioning is broken in their house, her ceiling fan is not working, it is the middle of a heat wave, the outside of the house looks like a… Continue

Added by bj neary on March 30, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Social Justice Challenge for the month of March- Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

I have been lurking around the Social Justice CHallenge, adding whatever resources I can to help address the monthly issues. This month’s focus is on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. A HUGE subject matter and sadly, one you won’t have any trouble finding any books, fiction or non-fiction, that address this awful plague. Take some time and look around…

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Added by bj neary on March 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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