Yankee Girl – Read It and Rate It

Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman Historical Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Yankee Girl takes place in the 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi. Alice Ann Moxley’s father gets transferred from Chicago to Mississippi, where racial ensions change for the worse. Alice Ann finds herself mixed up in the racial issues surrounding her, especially when a new negro girl arrives at an all-white school. I liked this book because it has just enough action … Read more

Worth – Read It and Rate It

Worth by A. LaFaye Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) The book Worth is about a young boy whose leg is crushed in an accident. The boy’s father needs help on the farm and brings home an orphan boy to help with the farm. The main character is Nathaniel. His role in the story is a farmhand. Other main characters are Ma, Pa, Seth, Clemson, John Worth, Gantrys, Danvers. I liked … Read more

Little House in the Big Woods – Read It and Rate It

Little House in the Big Woods Little House #1 by Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Characters: Laura, Mary, Carrie, Ma, and Pa It’s a story of a girl named Laura and her family’s life in the big woods. I enjoyed this book because I love the author, Laura, and her books are so interesting and what makes it better is they’re true! Review #2 * * … Read more

Things Fall Apart – Read It and Rate It

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book was one of the best I’ve read in awhile. It’s about a man, Okonwo, living in tribal Africa. It may sound boring, but the book was very relatable. It just goes through how his need for power and control make him weak and basically a bad person. It also has some very interesting turns … Read more

Outsiders – Read It and Rate It

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This was a really great book. It was awesome because it was so realistic. It is about a boy who is living in a bad neighborhood with his brothers and his “gang.” He has a hard life, but he has his brother, Sodapop, to help him through. When he meets a girl at the drive-in it will lead … Read more

Wednesday Wars – Read It and Rate It

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about a 7th grade boy named Holling Hoodhood and as he deals with school and holding afternoon sessions with Mrs. Baker, whom he believes hates his guts. A series of events take place such as a camping trip, his sister missing, and Hoodhood Associates. It all wraps up funny and charming. The main characters … Read more