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Hope is 12, she's lived in White Rock her entire life with her adoptive parents. She's never really felt as though she belongs. Everyone in the town of White Rock loves to invent, and they are really good at it, but Hope has never been able to invent anything that doesn't cause a disaster. She's hoping that her potato peeling invention this year will be the exception to that rule. Hope may not be good at inventing, but she's awesome at risk taking. One of her favorite pastimes is cliff diving into the bomb's breath, during World War III, green bombs were dropped, the bombs left behind a strange gas. The gas will kill anyone who breathes it, countless members of the town of White Rock know someone who didn't survive the bomb's breath. But Hope has figured out just how to cliff dive into it, and survive. White Rock has never had any trouble with invaders, because of the placement of the bomb's breath, but that's all about to change. Invaders come, and demand the precious antibiotics that the citizens of White Rock depend upon, it becomes up to Hope, her best friend Aaren, his little sister Brenna and their classmate Brock to sneak away and do the most dangerous thing they can imagine. But if they don't, their whole town could die.

This was a fun book. I really liked the way that Hope was painted in the book. Different from everyone else, everyone, even her thinking that was a bad thing. Until the end, when Hope and the whole town realizes that it's okay, it should even be celebrated to be different. Hope is such a strong female character, I love how much of a leader she is, even when she doesn't think she is. I liked the fantasy of the bomb's breath, and how Hope learns to use it to her advantage. I really liked that the book was written for middle-grade readers, but that Mom's can enjoy it too. I can't wait to read more of this fun new series!

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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…