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Book of the Week: Young Man with Camera

Book of the Week: Young Man with Camera

In the moments after I finished Young Man With Camera by Emil Sher, I was pretty sure I didn’t like it. No justice? No moment of vindication? No settling of the score? What?! Incomplete, and therefore not satisfying.

After some reflection, though, I came around. Yes, the story ends on a dissonant chord, and I would have preferred that things line up harmoniously. But that’s not always life, is it? And while I did feel that the stakes in this book were a little (ok, astronomically) high compared to the typical middle-school social scene, I can appreciate that sometimes, the ending isn’t happy — or even really an ending at all.

AASL 2015: Recap!

AASL 2015: Recap!

Book of the Week: Serafina and the Black Cloak

Book of the Week: Serafina and the Black Cloak