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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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

September 30, 2017

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about a 17 year old boy named Leonard Peacock.  He strongly dislikes Asher Beal and plans to kill him then himself afterwards.  Before he decides to give little gifts to everyone that made a positive impact in his life.  I didn’t like how the book didn’t have much action in…

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Hate U Give – Librarian Review

August 31, 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Starr Carter (16, black) lives in the neighborhood and works at her father’s store, but attends a mostly white school.  She feels like she is two different people in each of these worlds and that she doesn’t quite fit in anywhere.  When her friend, Kenya (sister of her half-brother Seven), invites her to a…

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Selection

August 26, 2017

The Selection Selection #1 by Kiera Cass Dystopian Fantasy Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Selection” was about a young prince who wanted to find love.  There were a lot of challenges with the person he wanted.  America didn’t want to find love, but she fell in love with Maxon.  I loved the book because it showed how difficult royal life could be….

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