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About the Book... If your kid is as obsessed with fairy tales as my two are, then they should love The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer.  We read this book for the first meeting of the Rapid Readers group for my younger daughter and her friends (Grades 6 & 7) in September.  What We Did... I set the scene with fairy...
When I think back to my adolescence, my clearest memories are around books I read and how they helped me through certain challenges in my life.  When faced with wearing a back brace at 11, Deenie by Judy Blume prepared me for the doctor appointments, the looks from other kids (and adults), and the loneliness of being the only person in...
 There seems to be a time during the tween and teenage years where kids obsess on reading about war, whether historical or futuristic.  In Grade 6, the Book Club immediately gravitated to Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.  In Grade 8, it was Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.  Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Divergent are all popular novels (and movies) about dystopian...

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