One More Thing

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak Short Stories Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is a collection of short stories.  I liked it because the stories covered a wide range of subjects and all had a good theme and left you thinking.  I also noticed that some of the stories had connections throughout the book.  Overall, this book is very interesting and leaves a lot to the … Read more

Book Review: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Book Review:  El Deafo by Cece Bell Recommended for readers 4th grade and up. Realistic Fiction/Graphic Novel Have you walked around with your eyes closed to see how it would feel to be blind? Think about what it might be like to be deaf. What would you miss hearing? Music? Television shows? Voices of family, friends, teachers? Take a look at El Deafo by Cece Bell. In this graphic novel, the author/artist tells the story of how she became … Read more

Christmas After All

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift Dear America series by Kathryn Lasky Historical Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I love how this book is combined with history.  The Great Depression was a very hard time, and this book describes some of the hardship very well.  I am overjoyed to have books like this one.  Without them, we wouldn’t be interested in our history.  And before we … Read more

Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall

Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn Adventure Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about two mice named Tumtum and Nutmeg.  The first adventure they have is to get rid of the childrens’ evil aunt.  With the help of General Marchmouse they get rid of the evil aunt.  Their next adventure is to get General Marchmouse out of a cage at the childrens’ school … Read more

Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Beginning of Everything, by Robyn Schneider, is a novel that describes the life of Ezra Faulkner and his outlook on life – that everyone has their own personal tragedy that eventually changes them.  When his own personal tragedy strikes he has to learn to make the best of it and move on in his life.  … Read more

Grimm Conclusion

The Grimm Conclusion Companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Adventure Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is a really great book.  It has some of the characters and settings from the other two books.  There is one part where it’s really confusing, but you then understand it.  This book is really good, but not my favorite of the whole series.  

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Adventure Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Freak the Mighty was an interesting book with a tall boy named Max and a tiny boy named Kevin (or Freak).  Freak has a disorder and was told he would not live a long life, but was abnormally intelligent.  Through this book, these two boys become best friends and go on quests and adventures together.  Sadly, at … Read more

Final Warning

The Final Warning Maximum Ride series #4 by James Patterson Adventure Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is really great because it is an adventure book twisted with romance and science fiction.  In this book the main character Max is fulfilling her destiny.  It’s really good and I hope when you read it you really enjoy it.  

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