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Romance with a twist, this story swaps out the typical sassy, fashion-obsessed protagonist for an autistic computer programmer. Based on the author’s award-winning screenplay. Read review.
The second in a series of hard-boiled crime fiction, this book delivers a complicated but believable storyline featuring former-New-Jersey-cop-and-martial-arts-master-turned-freelance-bodyguard Lock Tourmaline. It’s such a fun read that our reviewer immediately purchased the first in the series after finishing it. Read review.
In this entertaining YA novel, 16-year-old Benjamin dreams of attaining three things: a “reasonably hot” girlfriend, respect from his fellow wrestlers and more attention from his mother. With a character reminiscent of Holden Caulfield and fast-moving dialogue. Read review.
For those who savor riveting history, this book documents the American effort during WWI to save the citizens of Belgium, who faced starvation after Germany cut off the country’s food supply. By closely examining this heroic war effort, the author deftly illuminates the war as a whole. Read review.
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