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Girls Don't Fly

Myra's a girl living in a little town called Landon, Utah. She's never really felt as though she belonged there, because there's basically one religion and everyone belongs to it, it seems, except for her. Her older sister Melissa is going to her first year of college and pregnant, which is causing some major strain in her family. And her boyfriend, Erik, breaks up with her, pretty unexpectedly. So Myra's kind of left on her own, she had a few friends before Erik, but kind of spent all of her time with him, so they moved on without her. School after he breaks up with her is so awkward, especially AP Biology. Things look up for Myra when a college student comes into their biology class to talk to them about a scholarship for an internship on Galapagos Island to study the animals that are there and nowhere else. This kind of becomes a competition between her and Erik, because they're the only two kids from their school trying to win the scholarship. The problem with the scholarship is that to be able to win it, the applicants must come up with $1000 on their own, this is pretty tricky for Myra, because she's from a family of 6 kids and all but Melissa are younger than her. But she's not about to let Erik win the scholarship! I wasn't sure about this book when I read it, it's another Whitney nominee. But the more I think about Myra and all the things that she went through until the end of the book, the more I realized just what a strong female character she is. I think about how she is in the beginning of the book versus the end and I can tell just how much her character grew in compassion and understanding of others. I did enjoy the story, and it was a fairly clean book, although there was talk of teenage sex in it, you didn't really "see" any. I would read this one again and more by this author.

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

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…