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A. Hall & Co. by Joseph C. Lincoln
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 3 by Gene Luen Yang
Binky Takes Charge by Ashley Spires
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci by Joseph D'Agnese
The Brontë Sisters by Catherine Reef
Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells
The Chairs Are Where the People Go by Misha Glouberman
Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Dishwasher by Pete Jordan
Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison
I Am John I Am Paul by Mark Tedesco
Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series by Michael Dante DiMartino
Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930 by Marilyn Irvin Holt
Little Bo in Italy by Julie Andrews Edwards
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer
Mary-'Gusta by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
Silent Visions by John Bengtson
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu
A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California by Laura Cunningham
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
Varjak Paw by S.F. Said
The View from the Top by Hillary Frank

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search Part 3

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search Part 3: 03/03/14

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 3 by Gene Luen Yang concludes the three part story arc (part 1; part 2) involving the search for Zuko's mother and questions raised about her during the run of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

At the close of Part 2, the secret of the Forgetful Valley was revealed. And with it comes the reason why Ursa and her first boyfriend have never been found. But this knowledge comes with a price too... one that puts Aang at odds with the Spirit World and threatens to cause even more chaos in the lives of Zuko and Azula.

The story in The Forgetful Valley reminds me of Baba Yaga, in that the spirit who lives there will do one favor at a time, and never more than one, just as Baba Yaga will only answer one question.

But those favors have consequences which seem insignificant to the spirit but can be devastating for those helped. Aang, being a good egg, and of course the link between the two worlds, realizes he needs to know the Spirit's story.

But what really broke my heart was Zuko doing his best to come to terms with what he has learned at the end of his long search. Except among the truths he's learned, there's also one BIG lie. And that's something he and his mother will sort out later.

It was a wonderful trilogy and well worth the time to re-read before writing these reviews. I have already pre-ordered parts 1 through 3 of The Rift.

Five stars

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