Originally posted 2015-12-01 12:00:24. Louisa Clark is out of a job and desperate to find one in order to support not only her parents, but her single-mother sister as well. After repeatedly failing at a parade of medial positions, Lou is offered an opportunity to become a “care assistant”for a quadriplegic, 35-year-old man. Will Traynor…

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Originally posted 2015-11-28 12:30:28. The Pocket Wife is the tale of Dana Catrell, a woman with a history of psychological issues who one day drinks too much and may or may not have murdered her neighbor. Psychologically unreliable characters typically make the best characters, but this was not the case here. The protagonist is so…

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Originally posted 2015-11-17 12:00:45.   Title: The Authorities Author: Scott Meyer Published: September 28, 2015 Pages: 328 Genre: Mystery/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ The book opens with a non-sexual scene involving an adult toy, but it is mostly PG-PG-13 on balance. Contains some violence, mostly in the form of suspects resisting arrest.

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Originally posted 2015-11-11 12:00:16. Originally posted on www.danetrain.com  on October 11, 2014 Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son. Apparently, he vaguely attempted to conceal this fact by disguising his last name, but one look at his author photo immediately reveals the truth: the man looks just like his father. When I learned that King had a…

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Originally posted 2015-10-24 12:00:39.   Title: Red Rising Series: Red Rising Trilogy Author: Pierce Brown Published: January 28, 2014 Pages: 401 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ This book can be downright grisly at times. Extreme violence is accepted, and even encouraged behavior in this society. The author often paints this violence negatively, but it is…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 19:00:34. Title:  Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 10, 2013 Pages: 445 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Kid Friendly Rating:  14+  language is used, but not all that much. Characters that are over 18 discuss losing their virginity. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. Synopsis: Cath is a fangirl. It really does not get more simple…

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Originally posted 2015-09-30 12:30:58. Title: Master of Formalities Author: Scott Meyer Published: July 7, 2015 Pages: 448 Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 10+ The book includes some details about an ongoing war, but descriptions of the violence are not especially gruesome or realistic.

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Originally posted 2015-09-23 12:30:42. Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Published: August 16, 2011 Pages: 374 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia Kid Friendly Rating: 14+ for some trash talk language that includes the F-word; video game violence. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. 

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Originally posted 2015-09-16 11:44:32. Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Originally posted 2015-09-09 11:49:22. Title: In the Mean Time Author: Paul Tremblay Published: October 19, 2010 Pages: 214 Genre: Short Stories, Horror Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ Language, Horror, Scary Themes. This book is not meant for young children.

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Originally posted 2015-09-02 14:10:14. Title: We Are Not Ourselves Author: Matthew Thomas Published: August 19, 2014 Pages: 620 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ The themes in this novel might not interest the younger crowd and there are many adult issues such as depression, drinking, and disease.

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Originally posted 2015-08-26 15:00:49. Title: A Head Full of Ghosts Author: Paul Tremblay Published: June 2, 2015 Pages: 304 Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ This novel deals with many adult themes: possession, sexual experiences, language, nudity, scary themes, and much more. Make sure your child is mature enough to handle these and read/listen to it for yourself…

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Originally posted 2015-08-12 12:43:07. Title: A Dog’s Purpose Author: W. Bruce Cameron Published: July 6, 2010 Pages: 319 Genre: Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  13+ This book is quite mild but there are some themes that might be a bit distressing for children (ie when the dog dies or has to be put to sleep).

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Originally posted 2015-07-22 22:52:28. Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Published: May 13th, 2014 Pages: 225 Genre: YA, Mystery, Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  13+ There is some language which includes the F word and other variations. There is some kissing and sensual exploration with shirts off. Underage drinking and drug use (pills).

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Originally posted 2015-07-15 19:00:53. Title: Trust Author: David Moody Published: July 23rd, 2012 by Infected Books Pages: 298 Genre: Sci-Fi, Apocolyptic Kid Friendly Rating: 4/10, but I would certainly say 8/10 for ages 16 and up. The limited sexuality in the story is the only thing that does not allow me to rate this higher for “kids”…

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