Love and Other Foreign Words – book review

July 14, 2018

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Josie is part of a close-knit family who understand her even if they don’t always speak the same language.  Josie is pretty particular about her likes and dislikes and when her older sister brings home her fiancé, Geoff, she takes an immediate dislike to him.  He is SO obnoxious – talks far too…

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Science of Breakable Things – book review

June 30, 2018

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Natalie is in 7th grade and she has a goofy science teacher who really wants his students to love science as much as he does.  Natalie has a hard time taking him seriously, but she’s having trouble taking anything seriously right now, as her mother has fallen into a depression and won’t come out…

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I Funny – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

I Funny I Funny #1 by James Patterson Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Rafe Katchadorian always wanted to share his jokes with other people, but he always got bullied by these kids because he is in a wheelchair.  So, he sneaked into New York City to learn about a stand-up comedian contest.  Then, he successfully became Long Island’s funniest comedian!  I…

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Throne of Glass – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Throne of Glass Throne of Glass #1 by Sarah J. Maas Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book series completely blew me away.  I am currently reading the fourth book in this series, and the story, writing, and character development keep getting better and better.  The story follows Celeana Sardothian, a teenage assassin, in her journey overcoming many obstacles.  I don’t want to give anything…

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Ember in the Ashes – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * .5 Stars (Great!) An Ember in the Ashes is a great book that I would definitely recommend to anyone.  No matter what genre you prefer, you will enjoy this book.  This book has the crazy imagination of science fiction books.  It has the emotion found in romance books.  It…

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Enchantment of Ravens – book review

June 19, 2018

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson Fantasy Fair Folk Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Isobel, a human girl living in Whimsy, a human settlement within the bounds of the Fair Folk, is only seventeen, but she is a master of her Craft – painting – and fair folk are always seeking her out to paint their portraits.  When she learns that the autumn prince, Rook, is returning,…

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Halfway Normal

June 2, 2018

Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Norah Levy is in remission (she had leukemia) and is returning to school (7th grade) after being out sick for 2 years.  Although her academics are in good shape thanks to her tutor, her friendships and social life are kind of in turmoil.  Almost everyone treats Norah like she’s still sick – her guidance counselor won’t even…

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War That Saved My Life

May 24, 2018

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Historical Fiction Juvenile Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ada (11) was born with a clubfoot and lives with her mam and little brother, Jamie, in London, where she is required to stay hidden from the world.  When the war (WWII) breaks out, Ada takes the opportunity to evacuate herself and Jamie to the countryside, where they are put…

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Be Prepared

May 21, 2018

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Vera Brosgol felt left out among her classmates who all came from wealthier, two-parent households.  All the other kids got to go away to camp in the summer, and Vera is always stuck at home.  Then she finds out about a special summer camp for Russian immigrants that her church will subsidize if she attends. …

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