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Reviews by Category: International

Staff Review
Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

The day after Liyana experiences her first kiss, her father announces that he is moving the family from St. Louis, to his birthplace, Jerusalem. Liyana leaves everything she knows behind, and everything that won't fit in a few boxes and embarks on an adventure to experience a different kind of life.

Staff Review
Nothing by Janne Teller
Janne Teller
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Friday, Aug 12, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about writing lately. Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in a story, so much that you don't even know notice if it is well or badly written. I was talking to a friend about Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins yesterday, and I admitted that the first time through, I probably only read about 1/3 of the words. I was flipping pages at a frantic rate to find out what happened, who would live, and who wouldn't make it to the last page.