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Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For:
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - Kids, I can review books. Trust me, I can. That said, I could never string enough perfect words together to embody the absolute incredible masterpiece that is this book. I'm just being honest. It's THAT good.
2. The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi - I don't know how the author captured the true voice and sentiment of a girl living and desperately trying to grow during the Civil War, but she did. The brother-sister bond, the struggles, the falling friendships...it's great.
3. The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring - No, it's not YA, but yes, it is an incredible and powerful book. It's the story of self-discovery and the tumultuous family ties that make it such a hard-hitting book.
4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - The movie most certainly did not do this one justice. It's beautiful and poetic, sad and profound. It truly makes you think and feel for the struggles of a singular woman lost in a painted world.
5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - I've read the book countless times. I've felt for Melinda, and I've wanted to comfort her. And yet, I can't put into words the power of this book. Nothing I could say would make it sound true.
6. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - I don't like mysteries of thrillers. I don't. They tend to bore me with their less-than-lustrous plots and characters, but this is the one book of his that truly sings to me.
7. Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jacques - Yes, I'm aware the cast of characters is enormous. I'm also aware that they are all animals and the novel takes place in a host of different locales. That said, Jacques makes a fantasy world come alive from page one with true, heartfelt emotion.
8. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare - I read this book so many times that the cover fell off and I had to buy another copy. I love the characters, the subtle romance, the drama...it all works together so well.
9. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi - Maybe it isn't the most realistic plot, and maybe people think I'm stupid for listing this one, but it's one of those books that I was forced to read for honours english when I was in sixth grade, and I've loved it ever since.