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Archive for January, 2011

It’s almost the end of Miranda’s sophomore year in high school, and through her journal entries we see the busy life of the typical American teenager. She hangs out with her friends, swims for her school, argues with her mom, and can’t wait for the freedom of a  driver’s license. When Miranda first begins hearing reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Electricity comes and goes, there are food and gas shortages, illnesses, and extreme weather hits her small Pennsylvania town. Can her family survive? Can the world survive? Read this and see!

Reviewed by Mrs. Archambault

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If you loved the movie “Titanic” then brace yourself, you’re going to be head- over-heels for this one! Written in free-verse, this page turner takes place in 1888 at the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, right outside Johnstown, Pennsylvania. There, 15 year old Celestia is vacationing with her nouveau riche family when she meets and eventually falls deeply in love with Peter, a hired hand at the resort. Their story intertwines with those of several other characters with equally interesting stories. As the rain continues to fall and the dam continues to weaken, the plot thickens. This is a really cool way to learn about this devastating flood which actually did sweep through several Pennsylvania towns bringing death and destruction all along its path. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of historical fiction, I dare say that you will read this book in one sitting, it’s that good.

Reviewed by Mrs. Archambault

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