Brenda C. - Reviews

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Cuba 15
Cuba 15
Author: Nancy Osa
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/9/2007


Voilet Paz has just turned fifteen, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occaison with a quinceanero. But while Voilet may be half Cuban, she's also half Polish, and more importantly, she feels 100% American. So when she begrudgingly accepts Abuela's plans for a quinceanero-and as she begins to ask questions about her Cuban roots-cultures and feelings collide in this thought-provaking ang humorous novel.


The Greek Symbol Mystery (Nancy Drew, No 60)
The Greek Symbol Mystery (Nancy Drew, No 60)
Author: Carolyn G. Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


Nancy has 2 mysteries to solve, and the answers lie in the beautiful and exotic country of Greece. Money intended to help a needy village family disappears, and the New York agency responsible for the money closes suddenly. Nancy is asked to fly to Greece to investigate. Bess and George join her on this dangerous mission.
A poisonous snake ina basket of apples and a strange symbol stamped on a rare Byzantine mask are the clues. They lead Nancy and her friends to a ring of art smugglersand to the secret of the greek symbol.


Mystery of Crocodile Island (Nancy Drew, No 55)
Mystery of Crocodile Island (Nancy Drew, No 55)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 29
Review Date: 2/4/2007
Helpful Score: 1


In a response to a friend's call for help, Nancy's father sends her mysterious Crocodile Island with her friends Bess and George to study the reptiles and try to uncover a group of suspected poachers.


The Mystery of the Glowing Eye (Nancy Drew 51)
The Mystery of the Glowing Eye (Nancy Drew 51)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her friend Ned Nickerson.


The Secret of the Forgotten City (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 52)
The Secret of the Forgotten City (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 52)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


Gold! There are rumors that long ago a treasure was hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert.
Nancy and her friends plan to join a dig spopnsored by two colleges to hunt for the gold. Before she starts, the young sleuth receives an ancient stone tablet with petroglyphs on it. With this amazing clue, however, come a threat and danger froma theif who also wants the treasure.
One harrowing adventure after another besets Nancy, bess, george, Ned, Burt, and Dave in 102-degree temperatures as they pursue Nancy's hunches above and below ground. They are assisted by a fine Indian woman and a young geology student, but both are unwilling participants in a strange plot. In the end, Nancy and Ned nearly lose their lives, just after she has discovered the priceless hidden treasure of gold.


Sister of the Bride (First Love, Bk 4)
Sister of the Bride (First Love, Bk 4)
Author: Beverly Cleary
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/18/2007


Barbarba can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitment of wedding plans going on, Barbarba can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.
But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbarba's fun-loving sister is turning into a very, practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to make Barbarba think she's not going to be rushing into a serious relationship any time soon.


The Sky Phantom (Nancy Drew, No 53)
The Sky Phantom (Nancy Drew, No 53)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


Nancy goes to the Excello Flying School in the Midwest to take lessons, while her friends Bess and George perfect their horseback riding. At once the young sleuth is confronted with the mysteryof a hijacked plane and a missing pilot. Then the rancher's prize pony, Major, is stolen. Nancy becomes a dective in a plane and on horseback to track down the elusive sky phantom and the horse thief. A lucky find-a medal witha message to be deciphered onit-furnishes a worthwhile clue. Romance is added to mystery when Bess becomes interested in a handsome cowboy.


Snow
Snow
Author: Tracy Lynn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A strange and unusual twist off the classic fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves


So B. It
So B. It
Author: Sarah Weeks
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/14/2007


Although she lives an unconventional lifestlye with her mentally disabled mother snd their doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Hewidi's thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.


The Strange Message in the Parchment (Nancy Drew 54)
The Strange Message in the Parchment (Nancy Drew 54)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. "Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong," the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.
Nancy and his daughter, Junie, track down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Several clues are linked to Italy. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on a nother farm? Who is responsible for the atmosphere of fearin the neighborhood?


The Summoning (Sisters of Isis, Bk 1)
The Summoning (Sisters of Isis, Bk 1)
Author: Lynne Ewing
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/25/2007


Meri, Sudi, and Dalila are three girls who live in Washington, D.C., but haver little else in common. Or so they think. when an ancient magic is revealed, so are their true identities as Sisters of Isis...

If you like out of this world magic and fantansy created by normal people, this is a book for you. Anyone more down to earth and practical will discard this as a waste of time.


The Thirteenth Pearl  (Nancy Drew Mystery,  No 56)
The Thirteenth Pearl (Nancy Drew Mystery, No 56)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


Nancy is asked to locate a stolen pearl necklace that is unusual and very valuable. She soon learns that strange and dangerous people are responsible for the theft. They harass her at home and intensify it when she and her father go to Japan, and they finally manage to kidnap Nancy and her friend Ned Nickerson when she returns to River Heights.
Through clever sleuthing, Nancy is able to penetrate the rites of an amazing group of pearl worshippers, some of whose members are far from devout, and she uncovers underhanded dealings of certain employees of World Wide Gems, Inc., a tremoendous international jewelry company.


The Wedding Planner's Daughter (Wedding Planner's Daughter, Bk 1)
Review Date: 1/28/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This book is about a young girl trying to throw her mother and her next door neighbor together, all the while having her own little romance as well.


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