Dead Wake

The Lusitania, a British cruise ship built for war carried 2,000 people and crossed the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York City.  Unlike other cruise ships, the Lusitania traveled at about 21 knots, (24 miles per hour, which was very fast for that time period) and sliced through the ocean with its razor sharp bow.  Germany had just begun deploying

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The Infinite Sea

“The mechanized world had died. earthquakes and tsunamis had obliterated coasts, and plague had consumed billions.” Rick Yancey’s book The Infinite Sea was a nail biting story of the apocalypse. Cassie and Sam have been running from the others since Evan Walker infiltrated and blew up an alien military installation called Camp Haven. When they left the military installation they

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Trials of Apollo

Imagine being the God of Archery, with immortality, living on Olympus along side millions of other great gods, having glory and fame. Then, you are turned into an ordinary sixteen-year-old with the name of Lester Papadopoulos, kicked off Olympus and thrown into a dumpster, discarded like a piece of trash. You are stripped of your godly powers, looks and all

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The Running Dream

     Wendelin Van Draanen’s The Running Dream was an engrossing and emotional story. After losing her bottom part of her leg in a bus accident, a high schooler, Jessica Carlisle, was told by the doctors that she would never run again. Saddened by this news, Jessica refused to do anything and moped for several weeks. On top of all

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A Man Called Ove

      Ove drives a Saab, loves cars, is fifty-nine years old, and just wants to die.  He does not like people who drive in the ‘motor vehicles prohibited zone’, or people who own Volvos, American, French, and Japanese cars, or people who cannot back up trailers.  Fredrik Backman’s, A Man Called Ove shows the reader that even Ove,

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