All the Light We Cannot See

August 15, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a story of survival and determination during WWII. It depicts a story of bravery when so many innocent lives were lost.

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Night – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

Night by Elie Wiesel Biography Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This tells the story of survival during a time of despair. This book represents the horrors that were subjected upon so many innocent lives during the Holocaust.

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Boys in the Boat – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book tells the story of how a group of boys ended up winning the Berlin Olympics. I liked this book because it was really interesting.

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Harry Potter Page to Screen – Read It and Rate It

August 2, 2019

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Page to Screen tells the entire story of the Harry Potter films, from the first time the story caught a producer’s eye, to the last day of filming. It features interviews with cast members, producers, directors, and J.K. Rowling herself.

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Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide – Read It and Rate It

August 2, 2019

Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Paper Crafts has a variety of crafts with step-by-step instructions and templates to guide the process. There are 15 projects with a range of difficulties for both beginning and advanced paper crafters. I enjoyed the easy-to-follow instructions and the history of each craft style (included before each craft).

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Sea Creatures – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A family, Grahm (father), Frankie (son), and Georgia (mother) move to Miami. The family moved from Illinois after an accident stemming from Grahm’s sleep disorder. They make their home in a small houseboat near her father and stepmother’s house. Out of boredom and nothing to do at the house, Georgia takes a job as an…

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Jane Eyre – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Classic Historical Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Jane as a kid lived with her wealthy aunt. Many times she was accused of things she didn’t do. Soon after, her aunt didn’t want to take care of her. She sent Jane to a boarding school. The teachers were harsh and she got a bite of bread and a sip of water…

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Tuesdays with Morrie – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Tuesdays with Morrie” tells the story of Morrie Schwartz’s last weeks of life as he slowly loses his life to ALS. It teaches lessons on how to live life to the fullest through acceptance of death. I liked this book because it taught lessons that can be applied to anyone’s life. Review #2 *…

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Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Read It and Rate It

June 29, 2019

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing) A young, rich boy moves from his hometown to the “out-with” a smaller mansion across from a concentration camp. With no children near him, he makes friends with a Jewish boy who lives across the fence. Never touching or playing, just talking. They often compared one another’s lives. I liked…

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