To Night Owl from Dogfish – book review

December 18, 2018

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer Funny LGBT Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great) Bett Devlin and Avery Bloom first “meet” when Bett discovers that their dads are secretly dating, secretly sending them to a fancy schmancy summer camp, and secretly planning to explore China by motorcycle.  The girls are outraged.  They like things fine just the way they are.  As they…

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Holding Up the Universe – book review

December 13, 2018

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Libby Strout was the girl who had to be cut out of her own house when she ballooned up to 653 pounds and earned herself the title of “America’s Fattest Teen.”  Jack Masselin grew up across the street from Libby (before she moved) and has become the cool, suave guy.  He’s also just discovered…

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Fake Blood

November 1, 2018

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Now that AJ and his friends are in 6th grade, he’s hoping that something will change.  Hunter and Ivy, who did fun things over the summer, have both grown several inches, but AJ, who stayed home and read all summer, is still short and boring.  He does catch a break, however, when his new…

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Love and Other Foreign Words – book review

July 14, 2018

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Josie is part of a close-knit family who understand her even if they don’t always speak the same language.  Josie is pretty particular about her likes and dislikes and when her older sister brings home her fiancé, Geoff, she takes an immediate dislike to him.  He is SO obnoxious – talks far too…

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I Funny – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

I Funny I Funny #1 by James Patterson Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Rafe Katchadorian always wanted to share his jokes with other people, but he always got bullied by these kids because he is in a wheelchair.  So, he sneaked into New York City to learn about a stand-up comedian contest.  Then, he successfully became Long Island’s funniest comedian!  I…

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Henry and Beezus – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Henry wants to buy a bicycle, so he tries many different schemes to try to earn enough money.  His friend Beezus tries to help him earn enough money to buy a bicycle.  I liked this book because it was kind of funny, but overall it was an okay book.

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Ramona the Pest – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ramona is always called a pest by everybody.  She is going into kindergarten where she gets to learn all sorts of things, but she keeps on getting in trouble.  Ramona gets kicked out of kindergarten until she can stop pulling hair.  I liked this book because it was funny and Ramona was a really…

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I Woke Up Dead at the Mall – book review

April 7, 2018

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan Funny Mystery Supernatural Suspense YA Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Sarah wakes up dead at the mall and discovers she was murdered at her dad’s wedding reception.  Bertha, an angel and death counselor, meets with her and several other recently murdered teens to help them resolve their unfinished business and move on to whatever comes next (for most,…

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Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy series

January 18, 2018

Drop everything and start reading these graphic novels (there are 2 so far) by Doug Savage about a Moose that shoots lasers from his eyes, and his sidekick/companion, Rabbit Boy and their adventures protecting their forest home from all sorts of dangers! Book #1 – Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy by Doug Savage Funny Graphic Novel Juvenile Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Laser…

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Ms Marvel comics – Librarian Review

September 2, 2017

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are…

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