Seventh Most Important Thing – Read It & Rate It

October 8, 2018

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I’ve read this book several times and love it!  I recommend “The Seventh Most Important Thing” to anyone looking for an exciting book.  I love it and hope it you read it you will love it, too!


Rats Saw God – book review

September 26, 2018

Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Steve York is in danger of failing life, but he doesn’t care.  He’s worked hard to escape his past – to forget and distance himself from what happened in Texas.  His high school guidance counselor, DeMouy, however, reminds him that he once was a good student, and that there’s still time to turn things around.  In…


Ghost – book review

September 22, 2018

Ghost Track #1 by Jason Reynolds Realistic Fiction Sports * * * * Stars (Great!) Castle Cranshaw (aka Ghost) ends up on the Defenders track team after schooling one of its sprinters – even in rolled up jeans and old high tops, Ghost is faster.  Although Ghost isn’t really interested in running, Coach convinces him that it’ll help his basketball game.  While that isn’t necessarily true, Ghost discovers that he…


Agony of Bun O’Keefe – book review

August 21, 2018

The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When Bun O’Keefe’s mother (a hoarder) tells her to “Get out!” Bun does.  Homeless and not sure what to do or where to go, Bun approaches a busker/musician who, charmed by Bun’s quirky character, takes her under his wing and back to his temporary lodgings.  Bun goes on to charm his housemates with her…


Starfish – book review

July 28, 2018

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Kiko Himura (half-Japanese) is hoping to get into the art school of her dreams – Prism – in New York.  She can’t wait to leave home, where her self-obsessed mother makes her and her siblings miserable.  But she doesn’t get in.  And her uncle, who sexually abused her, is moving in with them.  As she grasps at…


War I Finally Won – book review

July 26, 2018

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Historical Fiction Juvenile Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ada and her brother Jaimie are now permanent wards of their guardian, Susan, who took them in when they were evacuated from London.  The first thing Susan does is arrange for Ada to have surgery to correct her clubfoot, which has long been a source of pain and shame for her. …


Love and Other Foreign Words – book review

July 14, 2018

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Josie is part of a close-knit family who understand her even if they don’t always speak the same language.  Josie is pretty particular about her likes and dislikes and when her older sister brings home her fiancé, Geoff, she takes an immediate dislike to him.  He is SO obnoxious – talks far too…


Science of Breakable Things – book review

June 30, 2018

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Natalie is in 7th grade and she has a goofy science teacher who really wants his students to love science as much as he does.  Natalie has a hard time taking him seriously, but she’s having trouble taking anything seriously right now, as her mother has fallen into a depression and won’t come out…


Counting By 7s – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius who is obsessed with nature and with her medical conditions she finds it easy to count by 7s.  It has never been easy for her to make friends so this is her way of communicating.  I really enjoyed reading this book.


I Funny – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

I Funny I Funny #1 by James Patterson Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Rafe Katchadorian always wanted to share his jokes with other people, but he always got bullied by these kids because he is in a wheelchair.  So, he sneaked into New York City to learn about a stand-up comedian contest.  Then, he successfully became Long Island’s funniest comedian!  I…