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 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 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: 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
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked the book, since it was nonfiction, but felt as though it was made up. The main character, Louis, is a great athlete and is able to compete at the Berlin Olympics, and is even able to meet Hitler himself. Louis is drafted and joins the Air Force, only to have his plane shot down. Louis survives the Pacific Ocean, … Read more
Who Was Walt Disney? Who Was series by Whitney Stewart Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Walt was a boy who loved to play pranks and jokes. He was an ambulance driver in France during WWI. He was creator of Mickey Mouse and Disney. He also loved to entertain people. He often got himself in trouble. His family was poor, but he had the happiest times of his childhood on … Read more
Who Was Stan Lee? Who Was series by Geoff Edgers Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Stan Lee was just 17 when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then Stan has launched a comic book empire, Marvel Comics. He created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider Man, and the Fantastic Four, and many more.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Glass Castle is about Jeanette Walls’ life growing up in a broken family. The book is very raw and often shocking as she exposes the everyday life she had. I really liked this memoir and am glad I picked it up. I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys reading. It will be worth your time, but be … Read more
Dog Finds Lost Dolphin and More Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes National Geographic Kids Chapters series by Elizabeth Carney Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about three animal heroes. There is a dolphin rescue dog, a monkey miracle worker, and rats who find land mines. I liked this book because it is about my favorite thing – animals!
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder Graphic Novel Biography/Memoir Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tyler Feder was 19 when her mom died from cancer. Now in her 30s, Tyler still feels like a huge chunk of her is missing AND that her mother is still with her in all kinds of ways. She wrote this memoir of this time in her life – just as she was becoming a new … Read more