Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: Haunted (Fear Street, #7) by R.L. Stine

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The Fear Street Prowler has every one on edge in Shadyside, especially Melissa, who wakes up screaming due to a tapping on her window. Strange things start happening to her like her new car veering into oncoming traffic, her presents being ripped open by an unknown entity, and something or someone trying to push Melissa out her bedroom window. Is it Melissa's imagination or the Fear Street Prowler. Find out in R.L. Stine's Haunted (Fear Street, #7).

The Fear Street book series by R.L. Stine was one of my favorite Young Adult Horror series when I was a tween and teen. I still had most of the books from them, so I decided to reread them, in the order they were published, as an adult to see if they still were as scary to me as they were back then. I didn't have a copy of Haunted, so I ordered a used copy through ThriftBooks.com.

As an adult, this was a super easy read and only took a couple hours for me to finish. It was a creepy read that was perfect for a rainy night. When I began the reread of this book, none of it seemed very familiar except in one or two scenes. As I got to the last few pages, I remembered how Haunted (Fear Street, #7) ended, but that didn't take away from the story for me. This particular story is a bit different than most of the other stories in the Fear Street series and is a nice change.

I don't have any complaints about this book and think it is a perfect story for the targeted audience. If you have a child that is too young to read books by authors like Stephen King but want to read a horror story, this book and author would be a good starting place for them. I give Haunted (Fear Street, #7) by R.L. Stine four out of five stars. If you enjoyed this book, I recommend Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn.

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