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Review: Full Circle: A Father’s Journey with a Transgender Child

Full Circle: A Father’s Journey with a Transgender Child by Derry RundlettMy rating: 4 of 5 stars As a musician for a famous 1960’s pop group, my father claims to know a lot of renowned people. I take it all in stride; him knowing a music legend is no longer news to me! He first […]

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Review: Schizo

Schizo by Nic SheffMy rating: 4 of 5 stars My first experience reading literature that had schizophrenia as its subject was January First by Michael Schofield. I cried. About two years ago, I read Tweak by Nic Sheff. I wept. Schizo is no different experience. Reading from Miles’ point of view, I fully believed everything […]

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Review: Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Being disabled myself, I was touched by this book. I know Lennie died, but it was inevitable… And he died happily. That, I think, is amazing. Not that I don’t feel bad for him; I do. But Steinbeck wanted to be realistic. And, […]

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Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI finished reading this yesterday. After drying wet eyes and putting a weary heart to sleep, I went over what I loved and didn’t love. I’ll share cons first, so there’s something good to look forward to. The language was strong for a story centered […]

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Review: The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan DoyleMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a big fan of the BBC crime drama Sherlock, the way it is formatted and the way it appreciates its original source work and the love shown for it. The show’s love of the source material pushed me to read some […]

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Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel has to be one of the best mysteries I’ve read. I love the mysteries that occur on the moor, the way something is always to be puzzled over. When Watson arrived on the moor without Holmes I felt a […]

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Review: Carly’s Voice

Carly’s Voice by Arthur FleischmannMy rating: 5 of 5 stars What appears at first glance to be a seemingly tragic story – a young girl cannot speak or function the way other adolescents her age can – turns into a beautiful story of a voice waiting to be heard. Autism had trapped a young Carly […]

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Review: Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesMy rating: 5 of 5 stars When I was in eighth grade, I read the short story “Flowers for Algernon” as part of the curriculum. I can relate to Charlie Gordon in that I live in the world of the disabled and the world of the non-disabled as he did. […]

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Review: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf by Hermann HesseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I decided this would be an early birthday present to myself and managed to finish it the day before my birthday. So mission accomplished. I’d never read Hesse before, so this was uncharted territory. This book kind of scared me in the way that I […]

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Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John MandelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars “Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” As many know by now, the science fiction genre in publishing has recently been gathering a lot of steam. We have books like Divergent that are very heavily hyped due to heavy action […]