Sarah Berman

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Review of There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness [Age of Darkness] by Katy Rose Pool High School    Holt    485 pp. 9/19    978-1-250-21175-0    $19.99 A prophecy foretells that an “age of darkness” will come down upon the land unless a new prophet can prevent it. This time of reckoning throws the story’s diverse cast...

Review of The Dark Lord Clementine

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz Intermediate, Middle School    Algonquin    329 pp.    g 10/19    978-1-61620-894-3    $17.95 Clementine’s father, the Dark Lord Elithor Morcerous, has been cursed by the Whittle Witch and is unable to fulfill his dastardly duties. Clementine takes it upon herself to run Castle Brack, with...

Review of Moxie audiobook

Moxieby Jennifer Mathieu; read by Suzy JacksonHigh School     Recorded Books     Rev. 11/178 CDs     8.75 hrs.     978-1-5019-6805-1     $87.75Vivian Carter, frustrated with the systemic sexism of her small-town Texas high school, secretly distributes a zine proclaiming, “Moxie girls fight back!” Though she’s shy in real life, Viv draws...

Review of Summerlost

Summerlostby Ally CondieIntermediate, Middle School    Dutton    253 pp.3/16    978-0-339-18719-3    $17.99    gA local theater festival sets the stage for YA author Condie’s (Matched and sequels) first middle-grade novel. Twelve-year-old Cedar Lee, her little brother Miles, and their mother settle into their new summer home in Iron Creek, “a small town in...

Review of Dark Shimmer

Dark Shimmerby Donna Jo NapoliHigh School   Lamb/Random   358 pp.9/15   978-0-385-74655-7   $16.99Library ed. 978-0-385-90892-4   $19.99e-book ed. 978-0-375-98917-9   $10.99Napoli’s latest fairy-tale revisioning is set amongst the beautiful homes and mysterious waters of fifteenth-century Venice. Dolce grew up on a tiny island believing that she was a monster: larger than everyone else, awkward,...

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