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Winter Reading Challenge : Book Reviews

The One by John Marrs

This book was absolutely amazing! Every chapter had a plot twist you didn't see coming and you won't want to put it down until you're finished!  -- Michaela Oliver

What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Such a good read! Each time you thought you knew the answers, the next chapter proved you wrong!!  -- Michaela Oliver

Animal Farm by George Orwell

"Animal Farm" by George Orwell surprised me with its powerful allegorical tale of animals overthrowing human oppression, only to succumb to their own flaws in a new regime. Despite my initial hesitation about connecting with animal characters, the story's sharp wit and keen insights into human nature drew me in. Orwell's clever use of animals as proxies for human behavior makes this book both thought-provoking and enjoyable, shedding light on the dangers of power and corruption in a simple and impactful way. -- Kayla Canfield

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

This book took a very interesting approach on suspense and mental illness. Ward did a good job keeping twists continuing throughout the book, and just when you think you have figured it all out, another layer comes into play. It was thoughtful and well written. A book that gets better the more of it you read.  -- Matthew Schwanke

By the Grace of the Game by Dan Grunfeld

This book by Dan Grunfeld explored the heartbreak and triumph of his family, as it explores their path from the Holocaust and loss of loved ones to thriving in both Amercia and eventually even back in Europe. It was truly an inspiring book, and elegantly written by a person with direct connections to poeple who suffered the atrocities of WWII. The best biogrophy/autobiogrophy (it acts as both) that I have read in a long time.  -- Matthew Schwanke

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, 1) by Sarah J. Maas

This is not a completed series, but for a first book, 8.5/10.  -- Meadow Karpiak

House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City, 2) by Sarah J. Maas

8.8/10. definitely better than the second book because there is less world building and more story. I'm excited for book 3 and how other worlds come into play.  -- Meadow Karpiak

Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

i truly fell in love with the characters and the story line, but I think it could have been fine without a sequel (i haven't read book 2)  -- Meadow Karpiak

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

this took me back to cheesy john green books such as “looking for alaska.” i truly enjoyed this book.  -- Abbie Grassmyer

Change Your Paradigm, Change Your Life by Bob Proctor

A great book that offers valuable insights on how shifting our mindset can lead to positive changes in our lives. Proctor emphasizes the power of belief and visualization in achieving our goals, and he provides practical techniques to reprogram our thinking for success. This book is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their mindset and create a more fulfilling life. -- Kayla Canfield

If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

If you love the Bachelor and a good heartfelt romance this is the book for you. This story also celebrates body positivity and being comfortable in your own skin. Easy read! -- Amaya Bowman

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