Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules – book review

October 1, 2019

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules Delilah Dirk #3 by Tony Cliff Adventure Graphic Novel Historical Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Delilah and Selim take a break from their exploits when they meet a Dutch journalist who talks them into undertaking a treasure hunting expedition. Unbeknownst to them (at least initially) he’s sending copy of their adventures back to his editors, and the stories are appearing in…

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Okay Witch – book review

October 1, 2019

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner Fantasy Graphic Novel Historical Fiction Supernatural Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) Moth discovers that she’s a real, honest-to-goodness witch with witch powers – a fact that her mother has been keeping from her ALL her life. When mom won’t divulge any additional details and refuses to teach Moth how to master her powers, Moth takes matters into her own hands. (Well, she…

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Prisoner B-3087 – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Prisoner B-3087” is about a boy named Yanek during the Holocaust. Yanek and his family are experiencing the worst that could possibly happen to them. Yanek goes to 10 different concentration cams and every time he thinks it’s the end, he lives. He is the only one in his family that’s still alive. Yanek must…

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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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Journal of Sean Sullivan – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

The Journal of Sean Sullivan: A Transcontinental Railroad Worker Dear America/My Name Is America series by William Durbin Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book is about Sean and his father working on the transcontinental railroad. Sean’s father was already working on the railroad when he started. Sean had to work his way up the ranks, till the railroad was complete. Why did I like…

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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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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) I liked the book because it had a lot of suspenseful parts. It’s about a shark that wonders into a lake that is connected to an ocean. After a boy and a man die in the lake, the main character jumps in the lake to save his…

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Librarian of Auschwitz – Read It and Rate It

June 29, 2019

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It gave a look at life in a death camp. It shows a girl who helps this school and is the assigned librarian. She has to keep secret what she is doing and ends up discovering many things. It is heartfelt and will cause a few tears. It is all worth it…

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