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I don't rave about a lot of books, but I wanted to encourage anyone who hasn't already (I'm always way behind) to read our own Jenny Moss' TAKING OFF. I was originally interested in it because of the space shuttle angle, and that part of the story is really fascinating and emotional and bittersweet. But the book is much more, full of wonderful character development and not-your-usual-YA romance and lovely insights about life and loved ones and dreams.

Highly recommended! And thanks, Jenny!! Kudos.

(And mods, if there's already a Book Talk thread for this book, feel free to move this, but I searched and didn't find one.)
#1 - October 28, 2011, 11:06 PM
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Oh, I read that last year and it was so good. I think I even wrote up a review of it but never posted it anywhere. The character development was so inspirational. It's the type of book I want my daughter to read when she's a teen. Wonderful!
#2 - October 28, 2011, 11:33 PM

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I was *just* thinking about Jenny yesterday, and realized it's been a while since we've seen her around these parts. Thanks for starting this thread!
#3 - October 28, 2011, 11:57 PM

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I'm adding it my "to buy" list. Thanks for sharing, Joni!  :flowers2
#4 - October 29, 2011, 04:06 AM
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Oh, I agree! It's a very real-feeling book. Excellent!
#5 - October 29, 2011, 06:43 AM

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Here I am! *waves to ecb*

Thanks so much, Joni. This means a lot coming from you. You're such an amazing writer.

And thanks to Rebecca & Rose!
#6 - October 29, 2011, 06:48 AM
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SANCTUARY, Scholastic Press
 
Jenny Moss:
TAKING OFF, Bloomsbury
SHADOW, Scholastic Press
WINNIE'S WAR, Bloomsbury

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Thanks for sharing TAKING OFF. I added it to my wish list.
#7 - October 29, 2011, 06:53 AM

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I wrote a review of it on my blog, here:

http://boreal-owl.livejournal.com/129213.html
#8 - October 29, 2011, 10:14 AM
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Hey, y'all who've done blog reviews - consider putting a short version of them on the book's Amazon page. It doesn't have a lot of reviews and good books can use all the help they can get.
#9 - October 29, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Jenny, I saw your book, Shadow, at my daughter's Book Fair last week and read the back cover. Low on cash but I went home that day and placed a hold at the library. So excited to pick it up on Monday!
#10 - October 29, 2011, 10:59 PM

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Great book. Thanks for starting the thread.
#11 - October 30, 2011, 09:56 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed this one too - a terrific main character and I loved the 80s setting.
#12 - October 30, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I just finished this one too. Loved the 80s setting and so related to the MC, Annie.
Beautiful character development.
#13 - November 05, 2011, 09:42 PM
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You guys are seriously awesome.

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#14 - November 06, 2011, 06:00 AM
Jennifer Mckissack:
SANCTUARY, Scholastic Press
 
Jenny Moss:
TAKING OFF, Bloomsbury
SHADOW, Scholastic Press
WINNIE'S WAR, Bloomsbury

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