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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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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Killing November – Read It and Rate It

June 29, 2019

Killing November by Adrianna Mather Adventure Historical Fiction Horror Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) November was enjoying her quiet life in Pembrook when, without warning, she is shipped off to the most peculiar boarding school. Instead of Language Arts and Math, it’s poisons and weapons. November already hates this school, but when a student is murdered, November must find out who…

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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.

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Salt to the Sea – Read It and Rate It

June 21, 2019

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Historical Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) “Salt to the Sea” tells the story of four young people affected by World War II. Following these characters, you see the struggles each individual faces and the effects of them coming together to survive.

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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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Long Winter – Read It and Rate It

June 20, 2019

The Long Winter Little House #6 by Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “The Long Winter” is about how Laura and her family survive the extra long winter without any trains because of the blizzards that occur almost without stopping. I liked this book because it was pretty interesting.

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Little House on the Prairie – Read It and Rate It

June 15, 2019

Little House on the Prairie Little House #2 by Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book is about Laura and her family when they decide to move from the Big Woods in Wisconsin to the Indian Territory. It is about how they began their stay in the Indian Territory and what becomes of them. I liked the book because it was interesting…

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