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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack
Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper
Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
The Fog by Kyo Maclear
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Max Versus The Cube by Hanne Türk
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
Once Upon a Thriller by Carolyn Keene
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers by Harold Davis
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 16)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 23)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 30)
September 2017 Sources
September 2017 Summary

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Rating System

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

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Watch the Sky: 10/15/17

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard is a story of abuse and paranoia. Jory, his mother, and his adopted sister live with a man named Caleb. He is convinced the world is ending and he's looking for the signs of when it will start and what they should do.

The signs eventually come and the message is dig. Dig into the cliff face at the bottom of the gorge near their home. Dig and build a fallout shelter. Dig 24/7 with brief breaks to eat and sleep.

Jory, desperate to keep going with school tries to do both and ultimately has to reach a breaking point. He has to learn to think for himself and decide if he is willing to risk his life to believe in signs he doesn't see.

To put it frankly, this is a weird book. It's a disturbing book. It's like the thing you'd see on Criminal Minds or similar type show.

But as tween fiction it seems out of place. It's not quite horror. It's not quite a problem story. It's not exactly an abuse story. It's a messy, disturbing, oft-times boring, mishmash.

Two stars

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