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Holocaust/WWII Novels and a Movie - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 28-Oct-14 14:10
It seems that once in a while, we imagine what it’s like to live during a war. By doing so, we realize how blessed we are to be living in a war-free country. It hasn’t even been a century since the most recent war has ended when our grandparents experienced the turmoil themselves. The most respectable thing we can do to honour those who served for the peace of this country is to remember their service and be grateful. I’ve sorted out some literature related to World War II and the Holocaust. There are hundreds of remarkable English books related to this topic, in other languages even more, but I’ll be introducing a few books that I have read.
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Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Oct-14 14:03
Callum survives a plummet over a waterfall in his neighborhood, but when he wakes up, his world is no longer the world he knows any more. Everything is twisted. He struggles to get used to what he doesn’t know and who he used to be. There are so many questions to answer and solutions to find.
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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 29-Aug-14 12:34
The character, Tiger Lily, wasn’t my favorite type of person to read about. She was mysterious and didn’t say much, so she was hard to relate to, or get to know. I think that’s why the author chose to write the book in alternating perspectives, where readers read not only from Tiger Lily’s perspective but from her little friend, Tinkerbell's. It was very interesting how...
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 20-Aug-14 12:20
Summary: The book thief is ten-years-old. She is thirsty for books, so when she sees the pile of books burning on the street, she picks up a small book in the ashes and runs away. Living in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust makes owning books risky but books are precious to the book thief. The Book Thief is a beautiful story of a curious young girl, narrated by Death....
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Stargirl – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Aug-14 14:00
Summary: Just like her name suggests, the moment Stargirl arrives at Mica High School, she is the center of attention. She sparks up the students with just one cheer. She melts Leo Borlock’s heart effortlessly. Everyone is fascinated with her. At first...
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An Animator Who Makes Peace - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 11:28
REPOST-Would you like to have a cat bus that soars through the air and takes you anywhere you want? How about a floating castle and a thumb-sized best friend? Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki, creates films with amazing fantasy worlds that are full of adventure and hope...
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Shane Koyczan's 'To This Day' by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Jun-13 12:09
“To This Day” is spoken word poetry by a Canadian poet, Shane Koyczan, recounting what bullying did to him and other people around him. It’s amazing...
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Shane Koyczan's 'To This Day' by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 24-Jun-13 12:43
“To This Day” is spoken word poetry by a Canadian poet, Shane Koyczan, recounting what bullying did to him and other people around him. It’s amazing...
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