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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2016, 03:36:11 PM »

Maybe Bane is a weasel? I'll watch for him when I read the series.

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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2016, 04:01:36 PM »

I got curious and looked him up. He's a fox who actually has a connection to Verdauga, a wildcat. Both appear in Mossflower, which is the second book (and one of my favorites).
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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2016, 02:26:04 AM »

Has anyone read the Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs? It's considered YA right? And excited for the movie even with the issue with Emma's peculiarity.
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« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2016, 03:19:59 PM »

Has anyone read the Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs? It's considered YA right? And excited for the movie even with the issue with Emma's peculiarity.

I read the whole series, and emma's peculiarity about took me out of the movie trailer.
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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2016, 09:14:35 PM »

I had to go look this up (thanks, Internet!), but I remember loving this series when I was a kid:

The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree, by Louis Slobodkin

Now I need to go re-read them to see how a 1962 book that I read in 1979 holds up in 2016...
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2016, 02:16:29 AM »

almost forgot about the Tom Swift and Tom Swift, jr books.  Sci-fi and adventure, kind of along the lines of Johnny Quest cartoon.
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« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2016, 03:52:49 AM »

Hey, do they have to be Spec-Fic YA books? If not, then I have fond memories of Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners. Rather than try to write one of my clumsy synopses, I'll just link to the Wikipedia page.

I remember this best for the BBC TV adaptation in the '80s, (That scene where Rudy turns himself in and tries to mediate between the kids and the Home Guard, and Chaz pulls the trigger... Still makes me shiver.) but I also read the book later, and a few years ago ny nephew read it for his school English class, so it is evidently still around.

And if books here do have to be speculative, I also remember reading a short ghost story by the same author and featuring the same protagonist called The Haunting of Chaz Mgill
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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2016, 10:26:37 PM »

Has anyone read the Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs? It's considered YA right? And excited for the movie even with the issue with Emma's peculiarity.

Trying to get it read before the movie comes out. I'm about halfway through and liking it so far.
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2016, 06:29:12 AM »

I've read the first, and did like it. I should get the next one...
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« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2017, 08:22:44 PM »

I love both Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series. I also tried Miss Peregrine's Home of Peculiar Children but the 3rd book is awful.
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