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Welcome to Gnu Review, a website where I review books for children and young readers in grades 4 through high school! 
What’s going on at Gnu Review? Check below to see what has been recently reviewed and what’s next! 

Just Finished:

When I Was Older by Garret Freymann-Weyr. A quick, but heart-felt book about a young girl trying to deal with the loss of a loved one and all that comes with it…










15 year old Sophie is trying to make it. Her brother Erhart died of Leukemia just before he turned 8, when she was 12 years old. Since then her life has been a series of burying herself in her schoolwork, keeping people at bay, and being angry with her father for having an affair while her brother was dying, and as a result tearing her family further apart. Now at age 15, she is dealing with the fact that boys who were her friends have begun treating her like a girl and asking her for dates, and her mother has started dating.

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Dear Know-It-All: Set the Record Straight! by Rachel Wise. This book brings to light a real issue for our children in an understandable way…










When Sam writes a response to a letter received in the “Dear Know-It-All” mailbox, she thinks her answer will be a huge success. However, when she begins receiving bullying messages because the results of her advice go wrong, she’s not sure what to do. First, she ignores them, then becomes increasingly scared as the messages become more threatening. Who can she turn to for help when she is doing her best to remain anonymous as the column writer?

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