Mandy – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) When an orphan named Mandy comes upon this secret cottage she decides to tidy it up and make it her own, without telling anyone. She cleans the cottage, plants flowers, and even adds food. But when Mandy falls ill in the cottage close to Christmas and is not able to get enough strength to…

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Parvana’s Journey – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Parvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this sequel to “The Breadwinner,” the story starts off with Parvana burying her father, who had died of his sickness. Once her father was buried, she starts to move and to try and find her family along with her few belongings. As she is on her journey, she finds a bombed town….

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Monster Calls – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Fantasy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a really compelling and complex book. It is now in fact one of my favorite books. It really gives you a lot to think about, and the monster’s stories can be a bit hard to understand, so you really have to think about the hidden meanings. I strongly suggest to…

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Gabe Johnson Takes Over – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Gabe Johnson is a high schooler that loves Code Red soda and drinks 3-4 a day. He then gets made fun of because of his added weight. After learning his contributions to the soda machine go to the cheerleaders, him and his “geek nerds” come together to petition the school and raise money…

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Breadwinner – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

The Breadwinner Breadwinner #1 by Deborah Ellis Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Parvana’s father is taken away by the Taliban for no reason at all. Living in Pakistan, her family of all girls are not allowed to go outside without a man. Their food starts running out so they think of a plan – they will disguise Parvana as a boy. She can…

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Just Jaime – book review

August 29, 2019

Just Jaime by Terri Libenson Graphic Novel Illustrated Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) It’s the last day of seventh grade and Jaime should be celebrating, but she’s got something on her mind. It has to do with the way her group of friends has been treating her all year – cutting her down, leaving her out, teasing her, and ignoring her. She decides to confront her…

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Pashmina – book review

August 27, 2019

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Priyanka is full of questions for her mother, who emigrated to America just before Pri was born. She wants to know more about India (the country her mother left), her father (her mother won’t talk about him at all), and her family. There are reasons her mother won’t talk about these things, but those are hidden…

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Posted – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

Posted by John David Anderson Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) In the beginning of the book it was just the four of the boys. Their names are Frost, Bench, DeeDee and Wolf. Then they all get their phones taken away at school. Wolf invites the new girl named Rose to their table for lunch. The three other boys were not so sure about her sitting…

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Sun Is Also a Star – Read It and Rate It

August 10, 2019

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Natasha is an illegal immigrant who doesn’t believe in love until she meets Daniel, a dreamer, who tries to convince Natasha that they were made for each other. The catch is, they meet the day before Natasha has to leave the U.S. to go back to Jamaica. I personally loved…

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