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Blog entries by AwkwardWriter

Hey, everyone; are you warm and cozy in this cold weather? It's just a little chilly, don't you think? Christmas break has come to a close and everyone is mourning going back to school, so what better time than to start a new and hopefully regular blog series? Boy, the holidays always give that rejuvenating push that makes a person feel invincible. No complaints, though! As the winter goes on and school gets more intense after everyone's brains wake up from vacation (be honest, it takes at...
I really need to stop posting during the late hours of the night, but it's alright if you don't mind a little bit of crazy mingled in with the review. Tonight I finished the second book in the Books of Ember series, People of Sparks. Again, it's listed as a children's book, but much can be learned from the story and the characters. It looks like the author, Jeanne DuPrau, meant this book to be a dissection of war; a cause and effect book. Mission accomplished! It did not take much...
The Books of Ember series has been fantastic, sucking the reader into the world of Lina Mayfleet in an instant. As it's technically a series for children, it's not a complicated story to follow, and is easy to finish, but that does not make it bad. I've only read The City of Ember and have started People of Sparks, and I have no intention to stop. In the first book--City of Ember--a young girl and a young boy with big dreams bond once more over a common interest, and the girl displays her...
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