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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Week in the Woods – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Mark just moved to New Hampshire and his parents are really rich.  Mark and his science teacher do not get along, but they have to work together to help get themselves out of danger.  I liked this book because it was kind of exciting and the story was pretty good as well.

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Henry and Beezus – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Henry wants to buy a bicycle, so he tries many different schemes to try to earn enough money.  His friend Beezus tries to help him earn enough money to buy a bicycle.  I liked this book because it was kind of funny, but overall it was an okay book.

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Ramona the Pest – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ramona is always called a pest by everybody.  She is going into kindergarten where she gets to learn all sorts of things, but she keeps on getting in trouble.  Ramona gets kicked out of kindergarten until she can stop pulling hair.  I liked this book because it was funny and Ramona was a really…

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Ramona and Beezus – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Ramona and Beezus by Beverly Cleary Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ramona is Beezus’s little sister.  Beezus feels that Ramona is so annoying and ruins everything for her.  Beezus feels guilty because she doesn’t love Ramona all the time.  I liked this book because it was really funny and it was a pretty good book overall.

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Big Field – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

The Big Field by Mike Lupica Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book The Big Field is a great book because it was sports-related and about the championship.  If you like a suspenseful season of baseball or just love sports this is a good book.  Where the main characters get into a fight and might blow the season.  Also, his dad doesn’t want anything bad to…

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Halfway Normal

June 2, 2018

Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Norah Levy is in remission (she had leukemia) and is returning to school (7th grade) after being out sick for 2 years.  Although her academics are in good shape thanks to her tutor, her friendships and social life are kind of in turmoil.  Almost everyone treats Norah like she’s still sick – her guidance counselor won’t even…

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