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Bad Girls Don’t Die – Book Review

Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender Disney-Hyperion, 2009 352 Pages Young Adult I hate it when I get blamed for something I didn’t do. That’s what really drives up the tension in this ghostly thriller. Little Kasey starts doing hateful things and blaming her…

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya's Ghost

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol FirstSecond Books, 2011 221 Pages Young Adult (13 and up) It isn’t a mystery how Vera Brosgol won the Eisner award (and others) for this ghost meets teen-angst masterpiece. It has a great storyline that deals with issues like dating and body image, the visuals…

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Book Review – Baba Yaga’s Assistant

Baba Yaga's Assistant

Baba Yaga’s Assistant by By Marika McCoola & Illustrated by Emily Carroll Candlewick Press, 2015 132 Pages Middle Grade (8-12) Masha is unhappy with her new, surprise stepmother, and even more overjoyed at sharing her house with a hateful younger step-sister, Dani. When it becomes clear that Dad’s been out…

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The Legend of Hillbilly John (1974)

The Legend of Hillbilly John

The Legend of Hillbilly John (aka Who Fears the Devil) Adapted from Manly Wade Wellman Director: John Newland Rated G I absolutely love this movie. Now, some ‘B’ movies are so bad they’s difficult to see through to the end, but this will grab you and take you for a…

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Goth Girl: The Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and The Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl: The Ghost of a Mouse (Goth Girl #1) by Chris Riddell Macmillan Children’s Books, 2013 220 Pages Middle Grade, Age 8-14 This is the first book relating the adventures of the daughter of Lord Goth, who inhabits Ghastly-Gorm Hall, a true gothic, (with tongue-in-cheek,) with poor Ada, neglected…

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