Review: Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre

Title: Hotel Dare
Author: Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre
Release Date: 6/11/2019
Publisher: KaBoom!
Pages: 144
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It’s not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé’s strange hotel.

OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. 

Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret… Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart. 

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Mini Review: Check, Please! #Hockey, Vol. 1

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Title: Check, Please! #Hockey, Vol. 1
Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Release Date: 9/18/2018
Publisher: First Second
Pages: 288
Rating: 4 stars
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Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

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Waiting on Wednesday: This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Title: This Was Our Pact
Author: Ryan Andrews
Release Date: 6/11/2019
Publisher: First Second
Pages: 336
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It’s the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they’ll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars. This year, Ben and his classmates are determined to find out where those lanterns really go, and they made a pact with two simple rules: No one turns for home. No one looks back.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

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Title: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Author: Mariko Tamaki
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Publisher: First Second Books
Pages: 304
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Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley’s dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There’s just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.

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Review: Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Title: Sheets
Author: Brenna Thummler
Release Date: 8/28/2018
Publisher: The Lion Forge
Pages: 239
Rating: 5 stars
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Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

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