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Thank you for participating in the Winter Reading Challenge! Check back soon for information about the Summer Reading Challenge!

Winter reading participants are asked to write BRIEF book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing.
The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!
Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction.

What MUST be included:

Title and author of the book
A brief description of the book…What is it about?
Did you like the book...Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?

Please do NOT include:
Copy-pasted or plagiarized reviews. Only original reviews will be considered.
No spoilers!
Profanity, obscenities, or mean-spirited remarks
Phone numbers, mail addresses, or URLs
For full set of rules, please refer to the Contest Guidelines.
Reviews
Review
In this book you can find everything you need to know about getting a pet cockatiel. It tells you how to select a healthy cockatiel, how to provide a suitable indoor environment, and how to supply a satisfying and nutritious diet. Read all about it in this awesome book! Loved this book and would recommend this to others!
Title
Cockatiels For Dummies
Author
Diane Grindol
Rating
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Review
This book was about a boy named Noah whose mother had gone to jail for driving drunk. He began to misbehave so all the kids are talking about him, even his best friend. Hes finds that a blue bear has got a bucket around its head from their charity. He really wants to help her but she is a wild animal. Can he help her?  Check out this book!
Title
Bringing Me Back
Author
Beth Vrabel
ISBN
9781510725270
Rating
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Review
Liz Kessler has bestowed upon the world a magnificent tale of magic, mystery, and mermaids. "The Tail of Emily Windsnap" is about a young girl who learns an exiting secret: she's a semi-mer! Human on land, when Emily is in the water she is transformed into a mermaid. When she begins a quest to find her father and learn her true identity, she is pulled into a thrilling underwater fantasy. I loved this book, and I couldn't put it down! It's a touching story with adventure and magic, and appeals to anyone who loves to read.  Check out this book!
Title
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Author
Liz Kessler
ISBN
9780606255448
Rating
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Review
"North of Nowhere" is a fun, fast paced tale of a young girl trying to fight her loneliness and save her family's relationship. Liz Kessler spins a wild web of magic, time, and friendship. The book was fun to read, and Mia was a fantastic and totally real character. The time travel was a bit confusing, but that's how it would be in real life, right? People of all ages will enjoy this truly magical book.  Check out this book!
Title
North of Nowhere
Author
Liz Kessler
ISBN
9780763667276
Rating
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Kimberley Griffiths Little writes an exiting adventure tale of a young girl overcoming loss. "When the Butterflies Came" is full of mystery and magic, and is enjoyable for any teen. I loved the book when I first read it: it was my pen pal's favorite.
Title
When the Butterflies Came
Author
Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN
9780545425131
Rating
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Review
"The Count of Monte Cristo," written by Alexandre Dumas, is a dark tale of bittersweet revenge and lost love set in France in the early 1800's. Dumas gives us an adventure tale worth reading again and again. I enjoyed the gripping story and complex plot, and definitely would give his two thumbs up for the length. I can recommend this book for any adult who wants a good read over the weekend.   Check out this book!
Title
The Count of Monte Cristo
Author
Alexandre Dumas
ISBN
9780199219650
Rating
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Review
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a sweeping, tragic tale of romance and mystery. Set in the 1920's, the narrator Nick Carraway tells the readers about his experiences in New York City during the summer. I enjoyed the book, and it was well written despite the fact that Fitzgerald wrote it in one week! Some of it requires reading between the lines, so I recommend it to young adults or precocious teens.   Check out this book!
Title
The Great Gatsby
Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN
9780743273565
Rating
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Review
The Pevinsies' are a regular family, but as you read about their journey to Narnia and fighting the White Witch you get caught up and never want to stop.  Check out this book!
Title
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Author
C.S. Lewis
ISBN
9780060234812
Rating
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Review
The journey to the magical land of Narnia is thrilling, entertaining, and for all ages! Buy it now, it rocks!  Check out this book!
Title
The Magician's Nephew
Author
C.S Lewis
ISBN
9780060234973
Rating
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Review
It was great! The different views make it quite entertaining. I do think that she gets hurt way to much.   Check out this book!
Title
A Tailor Made Bride
Author
Karen Witemeyer
ISBN
9780764207556
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