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Stardust

By Neil Gaiman

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Neil Gaiman is one in a million. it was brilliant  to write a story about a falling star that was an actual beautiful young girl. This story is about romance and a man fighting for the heart of the woman that he loves. You have to of course throw in some secrets and magic too.

 

 

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Andy Weir tells the story of a young astronaut that gets left behind in space.  Everyone assumes that he died, but little did they know that young Mark Watney is still alive. They’re all trying to figure out just how Mark could have survived in outer space. Better yet, how are they to get her home? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

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The Corrections  

by Jonathan Franzen

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Jonathan Franzen tells the story of a family falling apart at the seams. A mother wants a last Christmas for her tattered family. Her husband’s health is rapidly declining and all of her children can’t seem to find their way. One son lost his job for sleeping with a student. Another son is losing his mind and her daughter is struggling with her sexual identity. Every family has its trials and tribulations, some just seem to have more than others. Kick back for a while and enjoy “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen.

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The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Kathryn Stockett brings you the story of three separate women working as maids in the early 60s as maids for white families in Jackson Mississippi. They were truly uneasy times. There is much love, danger, and intrigue in this perfectly written story. “The Help” is both a welcome and surprisingly refreshing story about something you would never think could hold your interest, but believe me, it will.

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Room

by Emma Donoghue

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Emma Donoghue sure knew what she was doing when she opted to have her 5-year-old character narrate her book. Room is the story of his life shut up in a sound proof shed behind the house of the man who stole him and his mother away 7-years-ago. Can you imagine what it feels like to fear the opening of the door to your room and not know what may come? 5-year-old Jack will make sure you know just how bad off he and his mother have been. Imagine how many times they both closed their eyes hoping that when they opened that all would just be a bad dream. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way out of this mess! You’ll have to read it to find out what happens.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Neil Gaiman is a somewhat mystical writer. He can tell a story with the strangest situations that seem quite normal to the point of not knowing whether they are real or fictional. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about an eccentric family who live at the end of one young boys street. The family has some unusual powers and habits, but somehow you can’t help but be drawn to them. Once in their company you feel somewhat uncomfortable, but become overwhelming intrigued, so much so you don’t want to leave.  Once you do leave, you feel as though maybe you were just in the twilight zone. You’ll definitely want to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

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Mortal Engines

by Philip Reeve

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Philip Reeve Is an amazing Sci-Fi writer who loves to deal with retro technology. Why change a good thing. Mortal Engines is Reeves kick off book of a four book futuristic series. Imagine living in a world where everything is some form of a supersized city on wheels, aircraft’s rule the skies instead of cars and you never know where your next meal or daily necessity will come from. Of course there’s some killing going on too. This book is just the start of better things to come if you like mayhem.

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