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Review: Under The Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Title: Under The Egg
Author: Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Dial

Age Group: 8-12 years old
Hardcover: 256 pages
Buy This Book: B&N

Book Synopsis: When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen.
With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she'll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time. About the Author:…

Stacking the Shelves (2)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

1) If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch *Thank you St. Martins Press!* - I have already read this one and it is an amazing, heartbreaking contemporary story.
2) OtherBound by Corinne Duyvis *Thank you Abrams!* - This has been added to my TBR pile since it only comes out in June, but I might not be able to wait that long with a synopsis like this one!
3) Under The Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald *Thank you Penguin!* - I am currently reading this one and although I'm only about 40 pages in, enough has happened to keep me completely interested! 
4) Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb *Thank you Houghton!* - I actually wasn't aware that there was a first one to this, but I'll go pick it up so I can get to this one! I…

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Release Date: January 14, 2013                                
Publisher: Penguin
Age Group: 14-17 years old
Hardcover: 313 pages
Buy This Book: B&N

Book Summary: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
About The Author: John Green is an award-winning, New York Times—bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his …

Stacking the Shelves (1)

Hey everyone! Sorry for the long break, high school has really taken a toll on my reading life! From now on I'm going to try to make some time to read more because I really do miss it. So since I'm trying to get back at it, let's get into this week's Stacking the Shelves!

1) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green- Yeah, I know I'm probably the only person on the face of this planet that hasn't read this book yet but that's going to change! 

2) Looking for Alaska by John Green- I'm trying to catch up on this John Green trend of books...I know I'm a disappointment.