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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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Atonement  

by Ian McEwan

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Ian McEwan’s Novel about 13-year-old Briony who is a teen-age writer who loves to write.  Somehow she takes it upon herself to falsely accuse her sister Cecelia’s boyfriend of committing murder. This novel becomes a romantic tragedy and has Briony trying to find a way to atone for her actions. You have to wonder if these two sisters will ever be the same.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

by Stieg Larsson

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Stieg Larsson keeps you guessing and wanting more in the spy, parody novel, where finding the truth to clear an innocent person is the goal. This book will have you wanting more and leave you wondering. You won’t want to miss this good read!

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Nation  

by Terry Pratchett

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Terry Pratchett tells the story of a shipwrecked teenager by the name of Daphne in a place that looks very much like the world, but it’s the 1860’s and a Tsunami has just hit the island. Her new-found friend Mau and all of her people’s homes and possessions washed away. Now they have to work together to make a new “Nation” and find a way to survive. They all look to hope to bring them through this tragedy. There good times and bad, laughter and tears everything that you would find today in our time. There is no easy way to rebuild, but they will all find away to make it as happy and hopeful as possible. Come join in the struggles of the “Nation.”

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