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The Hate U Give by Marta I think 'The Hate U Give' is a great story as it is not only really interesting and exciting but also very informative. It made me more aware of inequ . . . read full review
After the Fire by Samantha After the fire is a great book. Spoken from the point of view of the main character 'Moonbeam' when in "The Purge" by orders of father John, prepares . . . read full review
Beyond the Bright Sea by Samantha This does not normally seem like the type of book I read, however as I was introduced to Crow, I found myself slowly falling in love with the way the . . . read full review
Beyond the Bright Sea by Caitlin I enjoyed this book because of the main character Crow. Also on how she is curious to know where she came from. She got her name from Osh, who found C . . . read full review
After the Fire by Marta 'After The Fire' is a great and unusual story. Although characters most likely were not relatable to many readers, they seemed really believable to me . . . read full review
Release by Mehgan I personally liked the book because it was written really well and made you want to continue reading. The characters were really brought to life by th . . . read full review
Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Winning Year: 2010
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.
Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative
Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students –
a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is
currentl . . .