Father and I Were Ranchers – Read It and Rate It

Father and I Were Ranchers Little Britches #1 by Ralph Moody Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Little Britches is a book that depicts strong emotions. Ralph and his family move to Colorado for Ralph’s father’s lungs. They think they are journeying to a developed ranch, and instead, they find a three-room cabin. The story continues with Ralph’s family trying life on the ranch, from scratch. They have to raise … Read more

Dear Celiac – Read It and Rate It

Dear Celiac by Kristen Adam Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Dear Celiac by Kristen Adam is a book any kid (or grownup) with celiac should read. This book takes you through Kristen’s personal journey with celiac. since several people I know have Celiac, this book really rings true with me. The emotions in this book are depicted extremely well. I definitely recommend this book for anyone to read to understand … Read more

They Called Us Enemy – book review

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) After Japan entered WWII and bombed Pearl Harbor a wave of fear and distrust of Japanese people washed over the United States and the government enacted policies that removed those of Japanese ancestry (US citizens included) from their homes to internment camps where they were closely monitored for acts of treason. Anti-Japanese sentiment ran high over … Read more

Almost American Girl – book review

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Memoir Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Robin Ha gets a most unwelcome surprise when her single mother decides to turn their “vacation” into a permanent situation by marrying a man she barely knows who lives all the way across the world – moving them from South Korea to Alabama one summer. Robin is devastated. She’s only 14, speaks very little … Read more

Wildflower – Read It and Rate It

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is by one of my favorite actresses which is Drew Barrymore, and I first heard about this book when I was watching “Ellen,” so I knew it had to be good. There were a lot of things in this book about her that I knew nothing about, so it was pretty interesting hearing about her history of acting. … Read more

Positive – Read It and Rate It

Positive by Paige Rawl and Ali Benjamin Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The memoir “Positive” is a real-life told story about a nineteen-year-old girl who is also the author, Paige Rawl. She tells the story of how she was bullied in middle school and how she was able to overcome the ordeal to change her world for the better. I personally thought this book is truly amazing because it … Read more

Tortoises – Read It and Rate It

Tortoises by E.T. Pirog Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I liked this book a lot because it taught me a lot about turtles. Tortoises can sometimes be difficult to care for, but this book made it really easy. There are eight chapters in this book and each explains something different about tortoises. Turtles and tortoises are different because turtles swim in water and tortoises cannot swim. The most important thing … Read more

Chew on This – Read It and Rate It

Chew on This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book reveals everything you didn’t know about fast food. “Chew on This” is a simplified version of Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation,” which was written for adults. “Chew on This” is meant to inform middle-schoolers about fast food and how bad it is for your body. I thought this book was very informative and I liked … Read more

Elena Vanishing – Read It and Rate It

Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle Biography Memoir Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I thought this book was pretty great considering that it’s the first book about anorexia I have ever read. And it’s also a memoir, so I think that makes it extra special. I think that this book really captures the essence of struggling and dealing with an eating disorder. I think that it’s really great how … Read more

In Real Life – Read It and Rate It

In Real Life: A Journey to a Pixelated World by Joey Graceffa Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) So, you think that you know everything there is to know about the YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa? You don’t. His book tells his whole life story. Even if you do or don’t watch him the story is still really good. I liked the book because I am subscribed to him and watch … Read more