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Climbing Stories

I love politics & I am a bit of a history buff. I have a weakness for romance & that includes erotic smut! I'm a serious reviewer, but I can read almost anything. A new genre or a deft writer can make a story sing.

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Marie Hall
Bound by Vengeance (SKALS, #2)
Adriana Noir
A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition - Madeleine L'Engle I didn't read this book until I decided to teach it. I taught it to seventh graders. Although it is put at a 5th grade reading level, the depth of the implied themes in this book and the chunky descriptions lend it more towards 6th or 7th.
Anyway, Meg was a strong young female character and the strong ties of family and responsibility are infused with her. It has been a long time since I have read this book but I remember feeling like students would like this better if they could grasp images and analysis of Meg's situation and draw parallels to the real world.

Someone said on his/her review that the presence of evil was strong in this novel. I'd like to liken it to evil on a level between Narnia and Oz, but cryptically tagged with "the road to hell is paved with good intentions", etc.

I shall reread this one and then write a deeper review.