Crystal Hutchinson

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  • Elements of the Undead Omnibus on Dec. 02, 2012
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    This book is a fantastic young adult zombie novel. Bravo Esmont! It covers roughly 3 years of a zombie apocalypse with flash forwards and flash backs. Excellent character building at the beginning of the book. *SPOILER ALERT* Do not read on if you don't want to know a little about the ending. The only disappointing part of the book was the end. Megan's cauterizing and saving Jake's life was absolutely unbelievable in context to the rest of the book. The ending really needed to have Jake die, Megan mourns, and eventually hooks up with Chris. This is not enough of a flaw to give this book a rating of 5 starts, though
  • Elements of the Undead Omnibus on Dec. 02, 2012

    This book is a fantastic young adult zombie novel. Bravo Esmont! It covers roughly 3 years of a zombie apocalypse with flash forwards and flash backs. Excellent character building at the beginning of the book. *SPOILER ALERT* Do not read on if you don't want to know a little about the ending. The only disappointing part of the book was the end. Megan's cauterizing and saving Jake's life was absolutely unbelievable in context to the rest of the book. The ending really needed to have Jake die, Megan mourns, and eventually hooks up with Chris. This is not enough of a flaw to give this book a rating of 5 starts, though
  • Outsmart the Unexpected: Grow Your Creativity the Edge-of-your-seat Way on Jan. 03, 2013

    This book is a great opportunity to work with a teen program on thinking quickly. I thought of several book talks or teen reading programs (that's the librarian in me) where I used this book to engage students in thinking quickly about tense, crazy situations, and how to best get out of a bad situation. I'm glad I received this e-book. I intend to reread it for future activities.
  • 5 Gears Diet: Learn how to drive your body on Sep. 12, 2013

    This book has some heavy reading. I expected to see a list of references at the end of this book, but I guess we just take Diana Artene's word for it. There were lots of requirements that I have heard before (sleep enough, exercise, etc) and there were some recommendations that I never heard before(limit to one cup of coffee a day, never eat food you dislike)and there were a few recommendations that I don't know if I agree with without more research. Overall, this felt like a self-help book intended to pump you up.*Saturday Night Live reference :-) It was an interesting read, but I don't think it is worth owning.