Seventh Most Important Thing

January 3, 2018

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Arthur Owens gets in trouble with the law when he throws a brick at a trash-picking, presumably homeless man he sees around his neighborhood.  He’s sent to a juvenile delinquent facility for several weeks and at his trial it comes out that the reason he attacked the man was because he saw him wearing…

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Babysitter’s Club: The Truth About Stacey

December 20, 2017

The Truth About Stacey Babysitter’s Club #3 by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this book we learn about when Stacey gets her diabetes and how she lived in New York.  The Babysitter’s Club also faces some difficulties.  The reason I gave it 5 stars was because I read it in one day!

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When Dimple Met Rishi

November 20, 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Dimple is a career-focused girl who is thrilled when her parents agree to send her to Insomnia Con – a 6-week web-app development program/competition where she’ll have the chance to compete for the chance to pitch her ideas to her inspiration, Jenny Lindt.  Unbeknownst to Dimple, her parents are using this opportunity to introduce…

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Turtles All the Way Down

November 13, 2017

Turtles All the Way Down John Green Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Aza, 16, has a lot of intrusive thoughts that she can’t escape – despite medication and the assistance of her therapist.  For instance, she’s disturbed by the possibility that she’s not real, and terrified that she’ll become infected with C diff. (Clostridium difficile) – a potentially life-threatening bacteria – and in the middle of her…

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Bitter Side of Sweet – Librarian Review

October 6, 2017

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Amadou and his younger brother Seydou have been tricked into working on a small, remote, cacao plantation in the Ivory Coast.  They are far away from their home in Mali, which they left 2 years ago in order to find work and make money to send back home.  This “job,” however, doesn’t…

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Babysitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea

September 30, 2017

The Babysitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea Babysitter’s Club #1 by Ann M. Martin Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about Kristy’s great idea to start a babysitter’s club.  They all have issues with their families and each other.  I love how Ann M. Martin makes the story interesting and frustrating at the same time.  It’s like moving your emotions through…

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Boy in the Black Suit

September 30, 2017

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The ending left me wondering and it wasn’t the way I hoped or thought it would.  The book though, was so good and very catching.  Very descriptive along with lots of information.  It talks about a boy whose mom had died and has to learn how to make ends meet with…

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Emmy and Oliver

September 30, 2017

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Oliver and Emmy have been childhood friends until he disappears and doesn’t come back until 10 years later.  The OG (original) crew was Oliver, Emmy, Carol, and Drew.  Oliver comes back and Emmy starts developing feelings, and Carol feels left out since everyone is in a relationship except her and gets mad. …

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Jessica Darling’s It List

September 30, 2017

Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Jessica Darling is going into junior high.  When her sister gives her an it list, she must find her way through middle to achieve popularity, prettiness, and perfection.

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Danny, the Champion of the World

September 30, 2017

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Danny, the Champion of the World” is about a kid named Danny who is maybe the best mechanic under 7 and his dad.  They live in a caravan and one night Danny’s dad tells him the deepest, darkest secret ever.  You see, all parents, even great ones like Danny’s dad,…

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