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Review: I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

Summary: Tony Danza’s memoir of his year teaching 10th grade English at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School. My thoughts: Despite the unique circumstance of simultaneously filming his classroom for the A&E reality series “Teach,” the story of Danza’s year really is … Continue reading

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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

Summary: Lyrically written story about artistically gifted twins whose bond is broken by tragedy, forcing them to remake their worlds even though each holds only half the pieces. My thoughts:¬†Overlong and often overwrought, it’s still a smart, thoughtful examination of … Continue reading

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Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Summary: The fates of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy collide in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. My thoughts:¬†One of the best books I have ever read! Compelling characters, intricate plot, interesting setting, and a powerful … Continue reading

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