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1. I Kill the Mockingbird: Review Haiku

Literary civil
disobedience with
my favorite novel.

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora. Roaring Brook, 2014, 192 pages.

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2. Revolution: Review Haiku

Freedom Summer as
you haven't seen it before.
Pair this with Delphine.

Revolution by Deborah Wiles. Scholastic, 2014, 544 pages.

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3. West of the Moon: Review Haiku

Moody and odd, as
only Scandihoovians
can be. Quite a trip.

West of the Moon by Margi Preus. Amulet, 2014, 224 pages.

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4. Absolutely Almost: Review Haiku

Oh, Albie - let me
rescue you and Calista.
You can live with me.

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff. Philomel, 2014, 304 pages.

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5. The Fourteenth Goldfish: Review Haiku

Deeper than it looks
and expertly wrought.
Give that fish a sticker, eh?

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. Random House, 2014, 208 pages.

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6. The Great Greene Heist: Review Haiku

Is it creepy that
I want Jackson to be my
boyfriend? Probably.

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson. Scholastic/Levine, 2014, 240 pages.

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7. This One Summer: Review Haiku

Transitions and grief
mark a pivotal summer
for two old best friends.

This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. First Second, 2014, 320 pages.

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8. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done: Review Haiku

Better than its
predecessor, but still -- it
coulda been funnier.

Now Look What You've Done (Timmy Failure #2) by Stephen Patsis. Candlewick, 2014, 288 pages.

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9. Sisters: Review Haiku

Honest, heart-breaking,
totally funny. I gave it
to my sister.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. GRAPHIX/Scholastic, 2014, 208 pages.

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10. El Deafo: Review Haiku

Stick this on your
Diverse Books About Kicka$$ Girls
shelf. (Don't have? MAKE ONE.)

El Deafo by Cece Bell. Amulet/Abrams, 2014, 248 pages.

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11. Happy summer.


As usual, I'm taking July off. See you in the dog days.

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12. Saving Baby Doe: Review Haiku

The dangers of
stereotypes; the power of
love. Bring a hankie.

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante. Putnam, 2014, 230 pages.

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13. Return of Zita the Spacegirl: Review Haiku

My favorite space
pioneer girl gets a fitting
conclusion. Well done.


Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. First Second, 2014, 240 pages.

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14. Serafina's Promise: Review Haiku

More meaningful after
my church's mission trip.
Affecting and sweet.

Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg. Scholastic, 2013, 304 pages.

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15. A Snicker of Magic: Review Haiku

Wanted to love this,
and did love parts, but felt like . . .
just . . . trying too hard.

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Scholastic, 2014, 320 pages.

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16. Attachments: Review Haiku

Once you get over
Y2K as historical
fiction, it's swell.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Plume, 2012, 336 pages.

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17. The Geography of You and Me: Review Haiku

Love in an elevator --
not really. But one heckuva
meet-cute.

The Geography of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith. Poppy, 2014, 352 pages.

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18. To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Review Haiku

Make-him-jealous trope gets
complicated by
sisterhood, history.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. S&S, 2014, 368 pages.

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19. Notes to Boys: Review Haiku

Cringeworthy declarations
of endless love -- too much
of a muchness.

Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public by Pamela Ribon. Rare Bird Books, 2014, 264 pages.

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20. Grasshopper Jungle: Review Haiku

Profane, terrifying,
hilarious, and wise.
PLUS GIANT MANTIDS.

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. Dutton, 2014, 432 pages.

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21. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Review Haiku

Origami Yoda
turns Andrew Clements, sort of.
Their only hope!

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger. Amulet, 2014, 208 pages.

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22. Hole In My Life: Review Haiku

I know, I'm the last
one to read it -- and yes,
it's really that awesome.

Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos. FSG, 2004, 208 pages.

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23. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: Review Haiku

Proof that books make
anyone a better person . . .
eventually.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Workman, 2014, 272 pages.

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24. Fly Away: Review Haiku

The master of precision
pens another gem on
family, cows.

Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan. McElderry/S&S, 2014, 128 pages.

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25. Greetings from the Graveyard: Review Haiku

When you care enough
to send the very best.
P.S. It's from a ghost.

Greetings from the Graveyard (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. HMH, 2014, 160 pages.

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