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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Expelled – Read It and Rate It

July 25, 2019

Expelled by James Patterson Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Theo, Jude, Sasha, and Parker are expelled for an inappropriate picture on Theo’s twitter. The thing is, he didn’t post it. Parker is the only one that is guilty. Theo tries to figure out who posted the picture. He finds that Sasha isn’t innocent, and also is crazy. Jude, his best friend,…

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Sea Creatures – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A family, Grahm (father), Frankie (son), and Georgia (mother) move to Miami. The family moved from Illinois after an accident stemming from Grahm’s sleep disorder. They make their home in a small houseboat near her father and stepmother’s house. Out of boredom and nothing to do at the house, Georgia takes a job as an…

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Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Twins Sam and Ilsa are known for their out-of-this-world dinner parties, so they decide to throw one last one. The “best” one they have ever thrown. Only it doesn’t go quite as planned.

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