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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Tex – Read It and Rate It

June 21, 2019

Tex by S.E. Hinton Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Tex McCormick loves his horse more than anything. When things turn for the worst and they can’t pay the bills, what will happen to Tex and his horse? This book is the perfect coming of age book for animal lovers, and “Outsiders” fans alike.

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Help – Read It and Rate It

June 21, 2019

The Help by Kathryn Stockett Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Help” takes place in the early 1960s and focuses on African American maids working for white families and the unfair treatment they must go through. This book focuses on the perspectives of Minny, Abileen, and Skeeter. Overall, “The Help” is an amazing book. Review #2 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This a…

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Chasing Red – Read It and Rate It

June 21, 2019

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin Romance Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) “Chasing Red” is about a girl who has lost everything, but stumbles into a boy named Caleb, who takes her into his home. They fall in love, but it is all disturbed in the end. I didn’t really like this book because it didn’t have a super engaging storyline and only really picked up at the…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Read It and Rate It

June 21, 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about Harry Potter and his children – Lily, James, and Albus. Albus proves to be the most difficult to raise because he thinks his dad doesn’t love him. He soon finds out differently because he and his friend Scorpius get pulled back in…

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Shoeless Joe – Read It and Rate It

June 20, 2019

Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella Fantasy Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) Ray Kinsella owns a farm in Iowa with his wife Annie and daughter Karin. Ray believes he hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field in his cornfield. Will he listen to the voice? Who will show up if he does? Find out in “Shoeless Joe!”

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Of Mice and Men – Read It and Rate It

June 20, 2019

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) George and his best bud Lennie are migrant workers in California. Lennie isn’t always the brightest, however. Will they be able to reach their dream of owning a farm? Or will Lennie’s childish ways get in the way of that?

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New Jim Crow – Read It and Rate It

June 19, 2019

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The New Jim Crow” is about how the US’s system of mass incarceration is a new form of a racial caste system similar to that of Jim Crow. It explains all aspects of the system from the war on Drugs, unfair policies, sentencing and plea bargains, the experience of jail, and most importantly…

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