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Little Bee (The Other Hand)  

by Chris Cleave

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Chris Cleave tells the sad story of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian girl whose family met a horrific demise at the hands oil company workers who took their land as part of their oil land. This is a heart-wrenching yet uplifting story of asylum seekers with painful moments with peaks of hopefulness.

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The Lost Hero  

by Rick Riordan

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Rick Riordan caters to all of you gamers out there. The Lost Hero follows along with his characters Jason Grace, Piper McClean, and Leo Valdez as they attempt to solve the deadly set piece puzzle. You will need some magic, luck, have multiple tricks up your sleeve, and you so have to be a great problem solver. Don’t think any of the problems ahead will be easy ones because they are not. The puzzle get harder and harder and the danger has no fears and has no time for friends. So don’t expect any hand holding unless its a part of the puzzle.

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Serena  

by Ron Rash

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Ron Rash tells the story of “Serena” who as her refers to her is a “no nonsense” woman. Afraid of no man, no animal and no task Serena is prepared to take on the world in 1929 post depression.  She is a woman that is determined to get what she wants and there is no man who will get in her way.  She is surely no prude, no straight laced lady. She wears pants, shoots bears and can make business deals with the best of them.  Serena is out to find her own kind of happiness. You’ll have to read it to believe it.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  

by Philip K. Dick

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Philip K. Dick spins an interesting novel about an android trying to live the life of an actual human. But the chances for success may be limited by the bounty hunter (Rick Deckard)  on the trail of six fugitive Nexus 6 androids. Rick is perplexed by his feelings as he is uncertain as to the morality of hunting down these androids who seem almost no different than he himself. John Isidore is another interesting character who is housing a colonial fugitive named Pris Stratton who’s being hunted by a bounty hunter. Sounds like a chaotic but lively life for all involved. This is truly a must read.

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A Confederacy of Dunces  

by John Kennedy Toole

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author John Kennedy Toole is a Pulitzer Prize Winner. Toole refers to this novel as a “picaresque” which is a narrative fiction made up of the adventures of a wily hero or heroine. You will journey through New Orléans on a bunch of random episodic adventures through the eyes of “Ignatius” who is an out of sorts person who does things in his own random way in his own random time who infuriates those around him, but they aren’t what you would call normal either. Welcome to the world of chaos, if you can keep up with it, there is no way you won’t enjoy this novel.

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Neuromancer  

by William Gibson

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author William Gibson tells the story of “Henry Case” who happens to be a freelance hacker who delves into his job with a enigmatic philanthropist who is part of a cyberspace conspiracy. See if you are smart enough to figure it all out.

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Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

By Isabel Quintero

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Isabel Quintero does an amazing job articulating the story of a white Mexican teenage girl by the name of Gabriela who goes by Gabi. You will see just how strict her parental figures are as they control her every move while she attempts to make it through her senior year of high school. Through daily journal entries Gabi escapes for a short time so that she can talk about her best friend Cindy who is pregnant, her college application process, her best friend Sebastian who decides it’s finally time to come out of the closet, her meth addict father, food cravings, all her crushes and finally, her overbearing mother.  Thank goodness Gabi has her poetry to fall back on.  Her poetry helps to clarify her identity. This is truly a must read for any teenage bi-racial child who struggles with who they are.  You are not alone!

 

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