Hodge-Podge

Beloved books that don’t quite fit on any other page…

The White Darkness
Geraldine McCaughrean
Genre: Young Adult
Appeal in One Sentence: A young girl is lost in Antarctica, with her only support her charming, caring, imaginary friend, the Antarctic explorer Titus Oates.
Review Here
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A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag
Gordon Korman
Genre: Young Adult
Appeal in One Sentence: High school student Raymond Jardine has no luck (zip, zilch, none), but his cascade of escalating crises makes a hilarious read.
Review Here
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A Tale of Time City
Diana Wynne Jones
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Appeal in One Sentence: A girl refugeeing from 1940s London unexpectedly lands in a city outside of time, able to access the past and the distant future.
Review Here
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Phantom
Susan Kay
Genre: Historical Fiction
Appeal in One Sentence: A brilliant Phantom of the Opera retelling–and my favorite book ever.
Review Here
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