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PIG PARK by CLAUDIA GUADALUPE MARTINEZ

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Pig Park Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
ISBN: 978-1935955764 Publisher: Cinco Punto Press Pages: 256 Genre: YA Contemporary
Plot Summary: It's crazy! Fifteen-year-old Masi Burciaga hauls bricks to help build a giant pyramid in her neighborhood park. Her neighborhood is becoming more of a ghost town each day since the lard company moved away. Even her school closed down. Her family's bakery and the other surviving businesses may soon follow. As a last resort, the neighborhood grown-ups enlist all the remaining able-bodied boys and girls into this scheme in hopes of luring visitors. Maybe their neighbors will come back too. But something's not right about the entrepreneur behind it all. And then there's the new boy who came to help. The one with the softest of lips. Pig Park is a contemporary Faustian tale that forces us to look at the desperate lengths people will go to in the name of community--and maybe love.
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FROM THE HEART by ROSEMARY HINES

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From The Heart will melt your heart. As with the previous books from the Sandy Cove Series life continues from the first page on to the last.
This is a 5 star book and if it was up to me I would add a box a kleenex and laughing by yourself.
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Sandy-Cove-Book-ebook/dp/B00Q0AFV58

PERSONAL NOTE I got into this book I was crying one minute, the next I would try and not be laughing. This is another great book by Rosemary Hines.

THE SECRET LIFE OF JENNY LIU by JEAN RAMSDEN

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MY REVIEW There were different secrets with different students and teachers in the new school however the way the book was written made them tie in and playing off one another that The Secret Life of Jenny Liu is a fun and entertaining read.
There are times when a book will make you snort, cry, and then there are the ones that will make you just start laughing out loud. This is one of the books that I started laughing out loud, definitely 5/5 stars.




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Title: The Secret Life of Jenny Liu
Publisher: Jabber & Jam Books
ISBN:9781500612122
Pages: 262
Genre: Middle Grade/ Juvenile Fiction

Plot Summary:


Jenny Liu is on the move again. Except this time, she hasn't landed at yet another Chinese-American
School in California but at a public school in South Carolina. Shy, artistic
Jenny wonders if she will ever figure out how to fit in amongst rowdy fifth
graders and eccentric teachers with hard-to-understand southe…