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    Great Reads: Book Reviews by Judge Tom & Friends

    Date: 11.23.09 | by Judge Tom.

    “A home without books is a body without a soul.”*

    Each month Great Reads will review and recommend a new book for your consideration. Selections are based on entertainment and educational value and have been read by Judge Tom or at least one member of the AsktheJudge team.

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    Comments are strictly our opinions and not meant to sway you one way or another. We simply recommend that you read the book and decide if you like it or not. Join the discussion and let us know what you think of the book.

    For one school’s view of the importance of reading throughout life, take a look at this music video created by Ocoee Middle School in Florida in December, 2009. Based on a Black-Eyed Peas song, almost all 1,700  students at the school participated. 

     Recommended Books 

    January, 2010:  “Strength in What Remains” by Tracy Kidder (Random House, 2009)    

    February, 2010:  “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (Harper Collins, 1988)  

    March, 2010:  “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” by Thomas A. Jacobs (Free Spirit Publishing, 2010)   

    April, 2010:  “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger (Little Brown, 1951).

    May, 2010:  “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer (2002 Hyperion)

    *Cicero, ancient Roman scholar and statesman (106-43 BC)


    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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