Ask the Passengers – Read It and Rate It

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King LGBT Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I really liked this book because it had a different story than other books I like to read. Astrid is falling in love with a girl and the only people who don’t judge her about it are the passengers in overhead airplanes. This book offers hope to those who are struggling. It shows them that they don’t have … Read more

Dorothy Must Die – Read It and Rate It

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Best book EVER! “Dorothy Must Die” is about a teenage girl named Amy Gumm who winds up in Oz. However, it’s not the same one as the one you and I think of. After Dorothy returns to Kansas she realizes she wants to go back to Oz, so she does. The citizens of Oz crown Dorothy Queen of … Read more

El Deafo – book review

El Deafo by Cece Bell Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Recommended for readers 4th grade and up * * * * Stars (Great!) 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 … Read more

Christmas After All – Read It and Rate It

Christmas After All: The 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 know it, … Read more

Diamond Willow – Read It and Rate It

Diamond Willow by Helen Frost Novel in Verse Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Diamond Willow is about a girl named Diamond Willow who loves dog sledding.  But, when her lead dog (Roxy) gets badly hurt because of Willow, her world changes.  Will Willow be able to save Roxy or will there be one less dog on their team?  

Beginning of Everything – Read It and Rate It

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.  I … Read more

Grimm Conclusion – Read It and Rate It

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 – Read It and Rate It

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

Maximum Ride: Final Warning – Read It and Rate It

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.