Yearling – Read It and Rate It

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Adventure Classic Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Jody is the only child (though he had siblings born before him, none of them survived) of Penny Baxter, “sound as copper itself,” and Ory, his stern, yet loving mother. Free willed and full of the wild spirit yet willingness of young boy living in rural Florida in the late 1800s (around 1870). Jody, … Read more

Enlighten Me – book review

Enlighten Me by Minh Le & Chan Chau Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Binh gets into trouble in school when he starts a fight with the kid who has been bullying him. Instead of being seen as a hero for standing up for himself, Binh finds that his family and the school administration are punishing him for his actions. His folks take the whole family away for a vacation retreat … Read more

Darius the Great Is Not Okay – book review

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Realistic Fiction YA Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Darius is a chubby 14-year-old Persian-American who loves tea and Star Trek and his little sister, but not so much being bullied, being a disappointment to everyone, and dealing with his depression. When his grandfather is diagnosed with a brain tumor Darius and his family travel to Iran to visit them and he gets to meet his … Read more

Long Walk to Water – Read It and Rate It

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Adventure Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book follows two stories. It starts with the story of Salva Dut in 1985. Throughout his life, the only home that Salva knew until the age of 11 was the small, South Sudanese village he lived in. He’s forced to flee his village to avoid the ongoing civil war in his country. … Read more

PS I Still Love You – Read It and Rate It

P.S. I Still Love You To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before series, book #2 by Jenny Han Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) Lara Jean navigates the dos and don’ts in her relationship with Peter Kavinsky. Lara and Peter were just pretending. Until they weren’t. One day, five of Lara’s love letters she had written when she was overwhelmed by her crushes were sent to each of her crushes. To … Read more

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Read It and Rate It

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, book #1 by Jenny Han Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just Ok) Lara Jean has had five crushes that actually mattered throughout her whole life. The things is, Lara Jean has never openly admitted her crushes, and when she has feelings that overwhelm her so much about her certain crush, she would write a letter to lock her … Read more

Out of My Heart – book review

Out of My Heart sequel to “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Melody has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair because she has trouble controlling how her body moves. She also has difficulty speaking, but has an assistive device that she calls “Elvira” that allows her to type out what she wants to say. In “Out of My Mind” Melody found her voice through Elvira and … Read more

Hollow Fires – Read It and Rate It

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed Mystery Racism Realistic Fiction Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Safiya Mirza dreams of someday being a journalist. In order to achieve this dream, Safiya becomes the editor of her school’s newspaper. As editor, she learns something; it’s her job to find the facts in Jawad’s case and not let personal bias overcome her when she finds Jawad. You may be wondering, “Who is Jawad?” Jawad … Read more

Hattie Big Sky – Read It and Rate It

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson Adventure Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) It’s the first World war. Hattie Inez Brooks lives with her rather harsh and VERY opinionated aunt, and her passive and a bit kinder uncle. She’s living a humdrum life, nowhere close to where she wants to be, when she gets a letter from her Uncle Chester. In it, he deeds his homestead in Montana … Read more

Goodbye, Stranger – Read It and Rate It

Goodbye, Stranger by Rebecca Stead Friendship Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Bridget (Bridge) Barsamian is an accident survivor. Her life has never been the same since a near-death roller-skating accident left her paralyzed for a year. Her nurse’s words about her surviving for a reason haunt her mind and she often wonders what that reason is. 2 years ago Bridge, Tabitha (Tab), and Emily (Em) made a pact to never, … Read more

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