Father and I Were Ranchers – Read It and Rate It

Father and I Were Ranchers Little Britches #1 by Ralph Moody Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Little Britches is a book that depicts strong emotions. Ralph and his family move to Colorado for Ralph’s father’s lungs. They think they are journeying to a developed ranch, and instead, they find a three-room cabin. The story continues with Ralph’s family trying life on the ranch, from scratch. They have to raise … Read more

They Called Us Enemy – book review

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) After Japan entered WWII and bombed Pearl Harbor a wave of fear and distrust of Japanese people washed over the United States and the government enacted policies that removed those of Japanese ancestry (US citizens included) from their homes to internment camps where they were closely monitored for acts of treason. Anti-Japanese sentiment ran high over … Read more

Almost American Girl – book review

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Memoir Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Robin Ha gets a most unwelcome surprise when her single mother decides to turn their “vacation” into a permanent situation by marrying a man she barely knows who lives all the way across the world – moving them from South Korea to Alabama one summer. Robin is devastated. She’s only 14, speaks very little … Read more

Wildflower – Read It and Rate It

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is by one of my favorite actresses which is Drew Barrymore, and I first heard about this book when I was watching “Ellen,” so I knew it had to be good. There were a lot of things in this book about her that I knew nothing about, so it was pretty interesting hearing about her history of acting. … Read more

Positive – Read It and Rate It

Positive by Paige Rawl and Ali Benjamin Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The memoir “Positive” is a real-life told story about a nineteen-year-old girl who is also the author, Paige Rawl. She tells the story of how she was bullied in middle school and how she was able to overcome the ordeal to change her world for the better. I personally thought this book is truly amazing because it … Read more

Elena Vanishing – Read It and Rate It

Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle Biography Memoir Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I thought this book was pretty great considering that it’s the first book about anorexia I have ever read. And it’s also a memoir, so I think that makes it extra special. I think that this book really captures the essence of struggling and dealing with an eating disorder. I think that it’s really great how … Read more

In Real Life – Read It and Rate It

In Real Life: A Journey to a Pixelated World by Joey Graceffa Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) So, you think that you know everything there is to know about the YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa? You don’t. His book tells his whole life story. Even if you do or don’t watch him the story is still really good. I liked the book because I am subscribed to him and watch … Read more

Unbroken – Read It and Rate It

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked the book, since it was nonfiction, but felt as though it was made up. The main character, Louis, is a great athlete and is able to compete at the Berlin Olympics, and is even able to meet Hitler himself. Louis is drafted and joins the Air Force, only to have his plane shot down. Louis survives the Pacific Ocean, … Read more

Who Was Walt Disney? – Read It and Rate It

Who Was Walt Disney? Who Was series by Whitney Stewart Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Walt was a boy who loved to play pranks and jokes. He was an ambulance driver in France during WWI. He was creator of Mickey Mouse and Disney. He also loved to entertain people. He often got himself in trouble. His family was poor, but he had the happiest times of his childhood on … Read more

Who Was Stan Lee? – Read It and Rate It

Who Was Stan Lee? Who Was series by Geoff Edgers Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Stan Lee was just 17 when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939.  Since then Stan has launched a comic book empire, Marvel Comics. He created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider Man, and the Fantastic Four, and many more.