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by Summer Lane

Lexi has a controlling mother who’s obsessed with beauty pageants, her sister is a brat, her dad is distant, and Lexi herself is in a rut. She doesn’t think much about herself, and she’s consigned herself to live apart from the “Beautiful Ones” at school, deliberately putting no effort into her appearance to defy the stereotype of the standards of teen beauty. But when she and her best friend Benny make a bet, she gets glammed up for one week at school. Things kind of go off the rails from that point onward.


by Marilyn Meredith

When I read the book I had no idea it was categorized as a YA. I loved it from beginning to end. I supposed I should have realized it was a YA because of the lack of bad language and explicit sex scenes. What it did have was a unique and believable plot that gripped me from the very beginning.


by Terrance V. Mc Arthur

They circulate among us, unrecognized, making sure that bad things happen in our soon-to-be present to preserve the future that they call the Perfect Present. They are…The Revisionists in Thomas Muller’s (The Last Town on Earth, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers) science-fiction thriller.


Gossip Girl: TV Review

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
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by Jessica Ham

Gossip makes the world go round. We all gossip, read gossip magazines, or listen to gossip on TV. It’s addicting and so is the show all about gossip, Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl follows the lives of teenage Upper East Siders Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgely). An online blog, Gossip Girl, recalls the events in their lives and the hottest gossip.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham, Nancy Holder
& Debbie Viguie

This week KRL has the pleasure of a guest article written by the writers of the new young adult fantasy novel Unleashed. Nancy & Debbie share about writing as a team & much more! After their article, Lorie Lewis Ham reviews Unleashed & there are details on how to enter to win a copy of the book!


by Terrance V. Mc Arthur

Some call her Digger. Some call her Celyne Contrare. Many call her a thief, and they’re the ones who are the most right. In Elizabeth C. Bunce’s Liar’s Moon, Digger is arrested and put in a prison cell with Durrell Decath, a young nobleman who saved her life in StarCrossed, the first book in the series. Now, Durrell is accused of murdering his rich wife—who has a large, wealthy, and vengeful family—and someone has thrown into custody the one person who might be able to find out who really committed the murder.


by Jesus Ibarra

Timecaster is sci-fi mystery set in the future, Chicago 2067, where Talon Avalon is a timecaster who operates a machine that can see the past. With the widespread use of these machines, crimes have become non-existent.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

This past weekend Children’s Musical Theaterworks in Fresno presented the Valley premiere of Disney’s Musical, Camp Rock–a high-energy, feel-good musical adapted from the original movies shown on the Disney Channel which starred Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.


What I Did On My European Summer Vacation

IN THE August 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,

by Kristalyn Patzkowski

Seeing as my mom and I travel every summer, I wasn’t surprised last fall when my mom asked me where I would like to go for the upcoming summer vacation. I didn’t surprise her either when I suggested going to Russia, or more specifically my birthplace. My mom knew that at one point in time I would want to go back to my roots, so she had already done some research. Much to her disappointment though, she wasn’t able to find enough information about the town where I was born.

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