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Mickey Bolitar is a normal high school boy. Except for the fact that his dad was killed in a car accident, his mom is in rehab so he has to live with his estranged uncle, and his girlfriend Ashley disappeared mysteriously. He's not sure what to do about Ashley, but he tries to be as supportive as he can for his mom and to sort of get along with his uncle. One morning he's walking to school past Bat Lady's house when she appears at the door and yells at him to tell him that his dad is still alive. Bat Lady is the crazy old lady of the town. Mickey is really confused by this, since he was with his dad when he died so he tries to get her to answer her door and explain what she meant by that comment, but the door goes unanswered. Mickey is confused about that comment, but knows that life must go on and he really feels that he needs to find out what happened to Ashley, especially when there's no trace of her at the people who are supposed to be her parents house and her mom knows nothing about her. But is Mickey ready for what he will find out about Ashley's life? I enjoyed the plot of this book. It was fast paced and crazy. I enjoyed the characters. They all had plenty of personality. I didn't love the language in this book. I thought it could have been worse, but I really enjoy reading a book that I don't have to worry about our kids reading over my shoulder!

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Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
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Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…