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    An Invisible Thread

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    by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
    272 pages
    Reviewed by Dr. Russ Yocum

     
    “‘An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet,regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.’ – Ancient Chinese Proverb” (Schroff & Tresniowski, Kindle loc 60 of 3327).

     
    An Invisible Thread is the true story of how the author, national periodical sales executive, Ms. Laura, connected with a troubled young boy of the streets, Maurice

     
    Ms. Laura conveys her own dysfunctional upbringing destined her to befriend and help Maurice, whose seemed to ever roam the streets of NYC to beg for money while his family was busy abusing and dealing drugs and constantly on the move from one welfare housing hotel to the next.

     
    Laura was on her way through the city, having even scheduled her leisure time to the minute when a hungry Maurice asked her for money for food.…

    Absent

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    by Katie Williams
    288 pages
    Reviewed by GBHS Student, Molly Kegley

     
    Forever is a long time to be stuck in high schoo. 17-year-old Paige is dead, the victim of a freak fall from the roof during Physics class. Now she’s a ghost permanently bound to the grounds of her high school. It isn’t all bad: she has the company in fellow ghosts Evan and Brooke who also died there. When Paige hears a rumor spread by a popular girl at school; that her death wasn’t an accident, and that she had jumped on purpose, she is desperate to stop the gossip.

     
    The book begins with a seemingly cliche teen drama that turns into an intense mystery. It is a beautiful and powerful story of true love, loss, and letting go. Paige herself, is an entertaining and engaging character that I followed to the end and missed when I closed the book.…

    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

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    by Jonathan Auxier
    400 pages
    Reviewed by GBHS Student, Youssef Helmi

     
    Sounds goofy and childish at first, correct? Childish? Perhaps at times. Goofy? Yes, it has its moments. A bad read? Most definitely not. Teenager’s backpacks and lockers nowadays are just jammed with awful, cliché reads. Books that claim to be more than a carbon-copy than one that the same teen had previously read not two weeks ago. No, not this read. This book excels beyond any story that I’ve read in a long, long time. Starting off with a likeable character in a dismal condition that makes the reader unable to do anything but have sympathy and root for him in his seemingly hopeless endeavors.

     
    Soon after the novel takes a turn for the best, you find Peter Nimble, the book’s protagonist, with a group of colorful and likeable companions from Mr. Pound to Professor Cake, and last but not least, Sir Tode.…