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.  

One and Only Ivan – Read It and Rate It

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I liked this book because it was about a gorilla named Ivan.  One of his friends is a dog.  I love dogs.  The dog’s name is Bob.  In this story he talks about how it’s not easy being a gorilla.  He has a best friend named Stella and when she was in the circus, they chained … Read more

Insurgent – Read It and Rate It

Insurgent Divergent #2 by Veronica Roth Adventure Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I absolutely love this book because it continued right on from Divergent, the first book. When Tris and Tobias set out to fight their way back to Erudite headquarters there’s so much action and the book never leaves you bored. It does always keep you hanging, though. I definitely recommend reading this book, but after you … Read more

Face on the Milk Carton – Read It and Rate It

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Janie Johnson has everything she ever wanted – a loving family, friends, and great school grades.  When Janie discovers a picture of a little girl on the side of a milk carton, she knows that it must be her.  Janie must figure out how she was kidnapped and why.