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Quote of the Day – My Life as a Potato

Excitement bubbles in my chest like a shaken can of soda. Out of all the guys in the school, Jayla picked me. Walked right up to me in the cafeteria with everyone watching. I feel like I have an aura shining around my head, like I’m the Chosen One in some fantasy novel.

–My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner

Quote of the Day – The Lemonade War

People were confusing. She’d rather do a hundred math problems than try to figure out someone else’s mixed-up feelings, any day of the week. That’s why she and Evan got along so well. He’d just tell her, straight out, “I’m mad at you because you ate the last Rice Krispie’s Treat.” And then she could say, “Sorry. Hey, I’ve got some Starburst in my room. You want them?” And that would be that.

–The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Quote of the Day – The Best at It

We lean in for a BRiC, which is a secret high five that the three of us invented, named after our initials: Bhai, Rahul, and Chelsea. We had to throw in the i because we needed a vowel to make it a word. I beat u in a three-way tie.

–The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

Book Review – My Life as a Potato

My Life as a Potato by Arianne CostnerBen Hardy has been cursed by potatoes. Moving to Idaho seemed like a bad sign — and sure enough, a catastrophe in the cafeteria soon lands him a job as the substitute mascot for their school. Which is (you guessed it) a friendly spud. With learning how to maneuver in a musty old costume, sorting out his plans for the big school dance, and keeping his identity under wraps, Ben’s life as a potato is anything but bland.

Out of all the mascot options — the Cougars, the Eagles, the Saber-Toothed Tigers — my new school just had to be the Spuds.

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Quote of the Day – Airball

He shrugged again. “Can’t be a hero if you’re afraid of looking stupid.”

“No problem then, because I don’t want to be a hero.”

“Sure you do, Kirby. Everybody does. Down deep inside, everybody wants to be a hero.”

–Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader
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Quote of the Day – One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street

In nature, orange means good things, like pumpkins, and juice, and autumn leaves, and sunsets. But when you paint something orange it usually means something not-so-good. Except, of course, if it’s Halloween. And even Halloween is scary sometimes.

–One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin

Book Review – The Detective’s Assistant

Hannigan, Kate - The Detective's AssistantCornelia Warne is taken to live with her unwilling Aunt Kitty in Chicago after disaster takes the last of her closest kin. Ingratiating herself to her aunt is the only way to keep from being dropped off at the closest orphanage, but Aunt Kitty’s only focus seems to be for her unusual occupation.

I say gossip is just like a newspaper, only written in whispers instead of ink. Sure you can’t always believe everything you hear, but isn’t that the same with the newspaper?

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