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The Reality of Being Lovers by Gail L. Winfree
The Reality of Being Lovers by Gail L. Winfree
Hey there Mr Winfree -- or may I call you Gail?
I'm sitting here just chilling with your book and glass of ale
Chasing the 'hair of the dog' from the festivities of new year
And feeling rather delicate after much wine and good cheer

I'm sure today is a quiet one, as everyone recovers
A perfect time to sit and read THE REALITY OF BEING LOVERS
I was hooked from the beginning; your story telling is superb
"Book character falls for reader" - who said that was absurd?

Imagine opening a book and finding a real person within?
Who tries to capture your heart from the moment you begin
Then the book is slowly rewritten, and your emotions… Read more
A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw and real, 30 Nov 2013
Of late, I have been blown away by the quality literature written and marketed for young adults. Some of the characteristics of "quality" for me in relation to this genre are:
- the reader walks away from the book with a lot to think about.
- the characters are memorable and the dialogue authentic.
- there is an effective, clear writing style.
- meticulous research goes in to fact and detail.
- ideas are original and realistic, not tedious and predictable.

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger ticks all of the above. It is a powerful read that sheds light on an important issue - eating disorders.

Eating disorders are conditions defined by… Read more
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic, 26 Nov 2013
School shooting is a topic of intense interest around the world, particularly in the United States where most have taken place. A thorough study of all United States school shootings by the U.S. Secret Service warned against the belief that a certain "type" of student would be a perpetrator. While it may be simplistic to assume a straightforward "profile", the study did find certain similarities among the perpetrators. The researchers found that killers do not 'snap'. They plan. They acquire weapons. These children take a long, considered, public path toward violence.

Bullying is common in schools and seemed to play a role in the lives of many of the school shooters. Often, they… Read more