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March 30, 2007

A Call for Book Reviews

  Have you read a book recently that fired you up? Maybe it made you laugh or made you cry, or made you want to hurl it against your bedroom wall. Well then, sound off!

  175,000 new books are published in the United States every year. Combine that with international publications, and the number of books for us readers to choose from becomes downright overwhelming. Help others choose cool books for summeris hot days by writing a review and submitting it for possible publication in our June issue.

  Remember, the best book reviewers avoid plot summary and never, ever give away the ending. Instead, they share their opinions of the book along with concrete reasons to support those opinions. Take a look at book reviews weive published in previous issues -- notice how they lean more toward opinion than plot summary.

  Oh, and one more thing. The following is a list of all the books weive reviewed so far this year. We want to get the word out about as many fresh titles as we can, so consider this your DO NOT review list. Click here for submission guidelines.

1984 by George Orwell

A Complicated Kindness by Mariam Toews

Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Blessings by Anna Quindlen

Boots on the Ground by Karl Zinsmeister

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury

Breakfast at Tiffanyis by Truman Capote

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

Enderis Game by Orson Scott Card

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Hoops by Walter Dean Myers

How NOT to Spend Your Senior Year by Cameron Dokey

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

Last House by M.F.K. Fisher

Last Man Down by Daniel Palsner

Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins

My Sisteris Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Night by Elie Wiesel

Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

Small Steps by Louis Sachar

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Still Me by Christopher Reeve

Sula by Toni Morrison

Supercars: The Worldis Top Performance Machines by Richard Gunn

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares

The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary

Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Waiting by Ha Jin

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Go write that review and then send it in.



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