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Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them-but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the… Continue reading Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Book Review: Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

Radley's parents had warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. And now, with the president assassinated and the government cracking down on citizens, the news is filled with images of vigilante groups, frenzied looting, and police raids. It seems as if all hell has broken loose. Coming… Continue reading Book Review: Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

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Book Review: Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another… Continue reading Book Review: Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own… Continue reading Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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#Prowrite: Verb Tenses and Subject-Verb Agreement

One of my real pet-peeves when reading is when there's a problem with tenses or subject-verb agreement. It doesn't matter how good your storyline is. If you make these fundamental errors, your reader will switch off. Shifting Verb Tense If you shift verb tense (for example, from past to present tense) in a sentence or… Continue reading #Prowrite: Verb Tenses and Subject-Verb Agreement