Archive for February, 2011

Up Over Down Under (S.A.S.S.) by Micol Ostow, Noah Harlan

by Devangi Pilkhaneon February 9, 2011
One of the S.A.S.S. (Students Across the Seven Seas) series books, it’s an interesting and fun read about a girl trying to get tanned and meet cute boys down under(Australia) and another one trying to make the most of her EPA internship at up over (America), when they swap places in a student exchange program. Spiced liberally with Australian slang, the girls take us to some hip places in Washington D.C. and Melbourne; and blunder their way through to get most out of the exchange program.

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

by Devangi Pilkhaneon February 9, 2011
meeting the same fate of being a child soldier again and went through some gruesome immigration, before reaching America. He is actively striving to bring around changes in the lives of child soldier now. This memoir of a child soldier is one of a kind; from a person with firsthand experiences and coming through such brutality with compassion and an open smile on his face. This book demands to be read.

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

by Devangi Pilkhaneon February 8, 2011
When an old man decided to sell his land, he fuels the protests of Abenaki against the redevelopment of their so call ancestral burial ground and sets forth a series of events that unravel the ancestry of a family and gives them a second chance to reconciliation. The story holds many facets; paranormal investigation, reminiscence of the 1930s, modern age forensic science and murder mystery.