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Title
The golem of Paris
Author
Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman
Review
I made the mistake and read this book first. It seems to be a sequel to The golem of Hollywood. So read that book first. Detective Jacob Lev has been assigned to mundane paperwork as punishment for his mess up in the previous book. But one murder case catches his eye and it leads him to Paris where he learns secrets from his mother's past.
Title
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat
Author
Gary Paulsen
Review
Due to a weather warning, six boys wind up taking shelter in the school restroom until the "all clear" is called. The boys are very different and would probably never be seen together as friends but since they are "trapped" together - they get to know one another and become friends. This book is a quick read and a good way to talk to kids about accepting peers and not judging others without taking the time to get to know them first. The book includes a written play format to use as an activity.
Title
Bones of betrayal
Author
Jefferson Bass
Review
Dr. Bill Bass helps investigate the murder of a nuclear scientist. The murder may be linked to a 40 year old murder. Only trouble is - where is the body?
Title
Save Me Kurt Cobain
Author
Jenny Manzer
Review
I've reviewed this already for the CPL blog, but I still highly recommend it to just about anyone. The premise--a fifteen-year-old girl is convinced that '90s rock icon, Kurt Cobain, is both still alive, and her real father--is utterly ridiculous. However, the way Manzer creates this character and this universe makes it seem believable, and terribly sympathetic. Protagonist Nico isn't looking for a rock star connection, but for a sense of family and closure on a mystery that was left unsolved. It's addicting, and a very fast read.