Reviews and Blog Posts: Books for Guys

The compound

by S. A. (Stephanie A.) Bodeen

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Eli and his family have been living underground in a steel and concrete bunker (albeit one with lots of luxuries) for years. They entered the compound to escape the coming nuclear attack, and are still mourning the loss of Eli's twin brother, Eddy, and their grandmother, who didn't make it...

Own your space : keep yourself and your stuff safe online

by Linda McCarthy

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If you ever buy anything online, sign up for social networks like MySpace or get asked a lot of computer questions by your friends and family, read this book! Great to recommend to others, written in a straightforward style this up-to-date book on home computer security is a must read!

Repossessed

by A. M. (Amanda McRaney) Jenkins

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When fallen angel Kiriel steps into Shaun's body just before he steps in front of a semi, everything we take for granted and find dull in life comes into sharp focus for Kiriel. Having recently escaped from Hell, Kiriel finds pleasure and fascination in everything (especially ketchup!) This is a...

Journey into Mohawk County

by Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert

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This journal of real-life adventurer and explorer Harmen van den Bogaert, a Dutch fur trader who journeyed into the land of the Iroquois, is excitingly illustrated to depict the danger and trials of such a daunting quest.

Icecore : a Carl Hobbes thriller

by Matt Whyman

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Carl Hobbes isn't quite sure how he ended up at Icecore. Yes, he infiltrated the computer security at Fort Knox, but he didn't take anything, didn't profit from the job–just got the satisfaction of knowing he could do it. He agrees to tell the authorities how he hacked into the...

Someday this pain will be useful to you

by Peter Cameron

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James Sveck is not really happy, not really sure of his future, wonders how he fits in. This 18 year old New Yorker has the summer to figure some things out. His parents are pressuring him to go to college, but he's been obsessively looking at houses in small towns...

Right behind you

by Gail Giles

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Kip has a secret. When he was 9 years old, he killed someone, set them on fire. Now he's 13. He's spent the past 4 years in an institution for criminal kids. They've decided to give him another chance, but he can't go back to where he used to live,...

How to get suspended and influence people

by Adam Selzer

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Leon isn't very popular and hangs out with the "brains" and he's fine with that. But when he is assigned a project to make a new sex-ed video for the 6th and 7th graders, Leon finds himself the center of a lot of attention, both good and bad. This book...

The ghost in the Tokaido Inn

by Dorothy Hoobler

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Seikei is the son of a merchant but he wishes he could be a samurai. In medieval Japan, one cannot change the social class he was born into, so all Seikei can do is dream. When Seikei witnesses suspicious events surrounding a robbery at an inn, he helps the high-ranked...

Last shot : a Final Four mystery

by John Feinstein

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Last Shot is the story of two thirteen-year-olds who win a sports writing contest and get to attend the NCAA Final Four basketball tourament as student journalists. While enjoying great seats, schmoozing with coaches and ESPN personalities, and other perks, the kids come across a plot in which a player...

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