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Review: We All Wore Stars (Theo Coster)

In 1941, Theo Coster was a student at the Amsterdam Jewish Lyceum, one in a class of 28 Jewish children that the Nazis had segregated from the rest of the Dutch population. Among Theo’s fellow students was a young Anne Frank, whose diary would later become one of the most important documents of the Holocaust. In this remarkable group portrait, Coster and five of his fellow classmates gather their personal stories and memories of Anne. The accounts collected here do not just help us to rediscover Anne Frank. They also stand on their own as remarkable stories of ingenuity and survival during the Holocaust--from Albert Gomes de Mesquita, who hid in ten different towns across Europe--to Hannah Goslar, who experienced the horrors of Bergen-Belsen but also made a miraculous reconnection with Anne days before her death.
This is probably the hardest review I have ever written. I really don’t know where to start. I was giving this book awhile back for review, but I put it off until I was in the…

More books out this week

More great books on sale this week! I feel ashamed that I missed these on the first go around. *hangs head in shame* Click on the images for more information about the books. I am such a sucker for all things Disney, so guess which book I want to read?

Next installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid coming in November!

I am such a Wimpy Kid fanatic. I think these stories are hilarious, and I LOVE that my 9 year old son likes to read them. In fact, he will re-read them so many times the pages fall out of the binding. It makes my heart smile.

I also think that my obsession with the DOWK books stems from the fact that I met the author last year at a book conference. He was amazing! He is one of the most humble and down to earth people I have ever met. I gladly cheer and support his writing career.

If you want to know more about book 7 in the DOWK series, check out this article from The Guardian. Kinney promises a love interest and a school dance for Greg. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen! =)

It's Dystopian Week

So, did you know that this week is Dystopian Week? It should be a national holiday on your calendar, but if your calendar is different from mine... consider yourself informed.

Random Buzzers is hosting a week long celebration of all things dystopian this week at Don't know what Random Buzzers is? Well then, hang your head in shame!

For fun, check out this epic dystopian quiz... if you dare. After answering these 50 questions, you can see how well you know your dystopian books.

On Sale Today

More great books on sale today! Try not to spend all your money in one place. Click on the images for more information about the books.

I've seen a lot of attention for Above on the blogosphere, and I have to admit that I'm rather excited about it as well. I didn't even realize the girl on the cover had wings! Gorgeous. I'm also pretty excited to read The List as well. It seems like it has a lot of potential and teen appeal.