Drama – Read It and Rate It

June 18, 2013

Drama by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A girl named Callie likes a boy named Greg and a boy named Jesse. Callie knows that Greg has a girlfriend, but when they break up Callie gets super excited. Then she meets Jesse and his brother Justin. Now Callie doesn’t know who she likes. Justin tries out for the play at school…

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Will & Whit

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Wilhelmina (Will) has been living with her Aunt Elsie (Ella) since her parents died last year. They live in Will’s grandparents’ house (they are also deceased) and will helps Ella run the family Antique shop, which is next door. Will finds distraction and relief from the loss of her parents through the creation…

May 23, 2013
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Guinea PIG # 5, Raining Cats and Detectives by Colleen AF Venable, illustrated by Stephanie Yue

September 17, 2012

Raining Cats and detectives.jpg Sasspants and Hamisher have finally committed to being “real” detectives – by getting a desk and a cup of pens – when Viola’s (Mr. Venezi’s newest employee) efforts to sell pets (it is, after all, a pet store!) begin to pay off. Sasspants is adopted by the perfect owner – a detective with an extensive library. He already has a bunch of pets, so it’s almost…

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Avengers

June 15, 2011

Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis artwork by John Romita Jr. Comics Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * * 1/2 Stars (Great!) Arc 1: The Avengers face Kang and their children from the future.  Arc 2: The Hood gets his hand on the Infinity Gauntlet.  Brian Michael Bendis’ work is great – excellent stories. John Romita Jr.’s art is slipping from its high standards.

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Guinea PI: Hamster and Cheese #1 by Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue

July 21, 2010

guinea pig 1.jpg Sasspants the guinea pig lives in a pet shop with a bunch of other animals. The owner of the shop, Mr. Venezi, has really bad eyesight, though, and doesn’t know much about the animals he’s selling. As a result, most of their cages are grossly mislabeled – the hamsters are “koalas,” the gecko is a “moose,” the chinchillas are “camels,” and the mice are “walruses.” Sasspants loves…

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Bone: Out from Boneville

Bone: Out from Boneville Bone series #1 by Jeff Smith Graphic Novel * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I liked it because the characters are funny. Some of the characters are Bone, his cousin, Bartleby, and Rock Jaw. Rock Jaw wanted Bone and his cousin to go with him. Then Bone and his cousin went with Rock Jaw. Then these mice found bread crust. Then they fainted because they…

August 15, 2009
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Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Graphic Novel Mystery Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Invention of Hugo Cabret is about a 12 year old boy who finds a mechanical man and thinks it holds a mysterious message from his dead father. The main character is Hugo Cabret. Other characters are Isabella, George Melies, Mama Jeanne, Monsieur Tabard, Station Inspector. I liked this…

July 21, 2009
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Book of Bunny Suicides

The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley Comics Graphic Novel Humor Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) OMG! This is probably the funniest book I’ve ever read! It’s a comic strip book and is short, but is worth reading. It’s about different bunny suicide attempts. And these bunnies get creative. From crawling under a space shuttle about to lift off to messing with aliens, this is…

July 20, 2009
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Naruto

Naruto series by Masashi Kishimoto Graphic Novel Manga * * * * Stars (Great!) Naruto is on his quest to become Hokage while trying to retrieve Sasuke and protect Konoha and also defeat the Akatsuki. This manga is an ongoing manga and anime series. There is also some violence in it. Find this book/Place a hold!

July 17, 2009
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Coraline

Coraline by Neil Gaiman Fantasy Graphic Novel Review # 1 * * * * * Stars The main characters are Coraline, the Other Mother, and a cat. The plot is very intense. Coraline Jones believes that her parents don’t love her. When they move to their new home, an apartment, Coraline finds a hidden door that leads nowhere. After opening it and going in, she discovers a fantastic world where…

June 17, 2009
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