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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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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 Dear Enemy

Dear Enemy: 05/28/14

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Dear Enemy by Jean Webster is a companion piece to Daddy-Long-Legs. Just like the first one, this is an epistolary novel, but the correspondence is between the new head of the orphanage and the now married Judy.

Except that it takes place in the orphanage and the letters are being written to the last book's protagonist, this book is not more of the same. It's not a romance. If any thing, it's a comedic look at the troubles faced by anyone trying to run an institution on a budget fixed by board members who probably have never set foot on the grounds.

For anyone who has had to make a budget or deal with bureaucratic red tape, Dear Enemy is for you. In a hundred years it hasn't gotten any easier to run a school. I think this book should be given to anyone taking on his or her first directorship.

Five stars

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