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Book #5 -- Laura Kasischke, Feathered, 261 pages.

I don't even know how to describe this one. Best friends Michelle and Anne go to Cancun for Spring Break. Remember all those cautionary tales about the horrible things that can happen to innocent teen girls in a foreign country? This is one of those. But it's more than that too. It's about ancient dangerous things sleeping in the jungle, and the wilds of the human mind. *Very* different, but good.

Book #6 -- John Dryden, All For Love: A Tragedy, 106 pages.

Dryden's version of Antony and Cleopatra. It's frequently compared with Shakespeare's, which makes sense. They are somewhat similar in style, but Dryden seems to focus more on the internal and domestic conflicts of the characters, and the battles are something that not only take place off-stage, but are given very little thought or attention. It's a different angle to the story, but I liked it.

Book #7 -- S. Jones Rogan, The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush, 229 pages.

This is an adorable story of the adventures of a pair of anthropromorphic foxes up against a dastardly tomcat, with a little help from a family of hedgehogs. A quick and fun read.

Progress toward goals: 32/365 = 8.8%

Books: 7/100 = 7.0%

Pages: 1726/30000 = 5.8%

2010 Book List

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Tags: adventure, classic, drama, fantasy, fiction, kidlit, young adult

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