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Title
RFK
Author
Fusco, Paul
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
Loved it!
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I was 10 years old when R.F.K. was assassinated and I was heartbroken because I cherished his ideals of justice and compassion and his optimism. Following so swiftly after the death of Martin Luther King, I felt the country was going through a long, dark and depressing tunnel. Reading RFK by Paul Fusco brought back bittersweet memories. I poured over the many photographs of onlookers of the funeral train, enjoyed reading the quotes and essays, and recaptured memories and idealism.  Get this Book!
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Title
Mister Pip
Author
Lloyd Jones
Genre
Fiction
Rating
Loved it!
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Against the backdrop of war on the small island where they live, Matilda age 13 questions her mother's values. She escapes from her confusion in school where the teacher is reading Great Expectations to the class. Great Expectations is woven so beautifully into the story, it made me want to re-read it. (despite my not having enjoyed it before!) This book is short listed for the 2007 Man Booker award.  Get this book!