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The Book Frog

Books. Book reviews. Bookish thoughts. Living a bookish life. Life in the bookstore.
Patrick Ness
October 2013
reviewed: Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Roan Novachez wants nothing more than to get into Pilot Academy Middle School so that he can follow in his father's and older...
Jedi Academy - Jeffrey Brown
reviewed: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
It's been said before--and by writers far more talented and infinitely better known than I--but, after reading Good Omens (ye...
Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
reviewed: Wonder
Childhood should be carefree. Sure, there are some stressful things that happen in the birth to tween years: potty training, ...
Wonder - R.J. Palacio
reviewed: Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles
When Linh Cinder first meets Prince Charming, I mean the prince (who is indeed charming), she is covered with the grease of h...
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
October 2013
reviewed: It's Classified
Charlotte Kramer, President of the United States, Republican, first woman to hold the office, has just won a second term. Kra...
It's Classified - Nicolle Wallace
reviewed: There Is No Dog
Bob's existence, like that of most teens, is a simmering stew of hormones, mood swings, mad lust and equally mad love. He is ...
There is No Dog - Meg Rosoff
reviewed: Divine Misfortune
Although the Robinsons--Teri and Phil, a nice young couple--have never before felt the need to hook up with a personal god, ...
Divine Misfortune - A. Lee Martinez
reviewed: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback)
Mr. Hatch is a quiet little man who works in a factory. Every day he eats the same lonely lunch. Every evening he makes two s...
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch - Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz
reviewed: Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life
Jennie is a Sealyham terrier who has everything. "...a round pillow upstairs and a square pillow downstairs...her own comb an...
Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life - Maurice Sendak
reviewed: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2)
As Gregor & the Prophecy of Bane opens our hero, Gregor, has returned to life as usual. That life should be better than it wa...
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2) - Suzanne  Collins
reviewed: A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels)
Artist Clara Morrow is a resident of Three Pines, Quebec. Clara's had more than her share of career heartbreak, but has final...
A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny
reviewed: The Magician King: A Novel
The Magician King in Lev Grossman's novel of the same name, his follow up to 2009's The Magicians, is Quentin Coldwater. Quen...
The Magician King (The Magicians #2) - Lev Grossman
reviewed: The Leftovers
So, the Rapture. It's been predicted a bunch of times throughout Christian history, most recently--and very spectacularly, wi...
The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta
reviewed: Working Stiff (Revivalist, Book 1)
It kind of sucks to be Bryn Davis. Discovering a rough job market upon her discharge from the military, she attended mortuary...
Working Stiff - Rachel Caine
reviewed: Warm Bodies
R is a zombie. Like most of his, um, people he doesn't remember more than vague snatches of his time as one of the Living. He...
Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion