Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book is an advance copy, courtesy of the author himself (who found me on Twitter)! This book was a great read and the characters were all very well developed. Moreover, the characters weren’t all the same general age, which allowed for different perspectives, even though the book was written in third person. ————————————————- Lucas has just lost his older brother and his mother, both of whom were breadwinners for his family. Now, Lucas must rely on the scraps and money he can get with panhandling and pick-pocketing to … Continue reading Book Review: Rio- The Street Kid Stargazer by Craig S. Wilson
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars Genre: Historical Fiction Age Recommended: 8 and up I wish that this book could have been longer because it was very well written and the story was gripping. The plot was amazing because the book started right with action and it was a page turner. Max, a Jew in the midst of German soldiers has to find a way to escape. When his and his sister’s lives are in danger, he must figure out how to flee. The soldiers roam town looking for Jews, and as soon as any are found, they are shot … Continue reading Book review: I Survived #9, I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 15 and up Note: This was an Advance Reader Copy, courtesy of NetGalley. There are parts of Whisper that aren’t entirely appropriate for someone my age (12) and I felt that the author uses unnecessary cuss words just to make the book seem “cool.” That said, the story-line is great and the theme of the book really kept me interested. The way that Stacey R. Campbell describes Elsie’s ghost is amazing. Halle has discovered a journal in the attic. It turns out to belong to Elsie, the dead daughter of the founder … Continue reading Book Review: Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell (ARC)
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 9 and up I’m really excited about writing this review because this is an advance reader copy (courtesy NetGalley) and the book is expected to be released on April 1st. Skinner’s Banks is a story about a teenager, Cale Finch, who loves to skateboard. One day, he suddenly becomes famous, but he doesn’t know why or how. Even the popular kids come up to him and want to hang out with him. When one of his friends shows him the newspaper, Cale realizes that the crazy stunt that he pulled a couple of … Continue reading Book Review: Skinner’s Banks by Brad V. Cowan
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass (Reviewed) Anastasia by Carolyn Meyer (Reviewed) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Reviewed) A Wind At The Door by Madeleine L’Engle (Reviewed) Skinners Banks by Brad V. Cowan (Advance Reader Copy – Reviewed) A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle (Reviewed) Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle (Reviewed) An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Reviewed) Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell (Reviewed) The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Reviewed) Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull by James Matlack Raney (Reviewed) Hidden Magic by K.D. Faerydae (Reviewed) Half A Chance by Cynthia Lord … Continue reading Books I’ve read in 2014!